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We are looking for sales associates who can help us help others “enjoy nature in your own backyard “.
- retail experience an asset but not necessary
- ability to lift 20 lb bags of seed for our customers
- positive, energetic, enthusiastic and willing to learn
- flexible schedule and able to work weekends
We provide training so you can provide informed advice about feeding the birds and our quality products.
Stop by and talk to us or drop off a resume.

Sunday, 5 August 2007

Nanaimo bird alert

To report your sightings
please phone the Store at 390-3669
or e-mail us at
thebackyard@shaw.ca
www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com

Please remember, when reporting a sighting, to leave your name and phone
number, along with the date and location of your sighting.

Sunday August 05, 2007:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Pipers Lagoon in Nanaimo.
Sixteen birders found the following twenty-three species:
Canada Goose, Brandt Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, Bald Eagle, Turkey Vulture, Killdeer, Dunlin, Least Sandpiper, California Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull,
Rufous Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Northwestern Crow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Brown Creeper, American Robin, European Starling, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, House Finch, Pine Siskin and House Sparrow.

Saturday August 04:
Three Barred Owls were seen and heard along Kilpatrick Road off Jingle Pot Road in Nanaimo.
Two low flying Osprey were seen over the 2500 block of Glenayr Drive in Nanaimo.
Thursday August 02::
Several Common Nighthawks were seen over the downtown area of Nanaimo.
A Caspian Tern and a Heerman's Gull were seen at Columbia Beach.
Wednesday August 01:
Over seventy Common Nighthawks and several Black Swifts were seen above Highway 19a in Parksville.
One Common Nighthawk and ten Cedar Waxwings were seen along the Rivers Edge area behind the Weigh Scale at Parksville.
A Barred Owl was spotted at Morrell Sanctuary in Nanaimo.
Red Crossbill, Black-headed Grosbeak, Black Swift and Common Nighthawk were seen at the Willow Mobile Park in Nanaimo.
Tuesday July 31:
A Great Horned Owl was seen in the 4200 block of Clubhouse Drive in Nanaimo.
For further information on these sightings or for help in identifying a
bird please call:The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
@ (250) 390-3669
Toll Free @ 1-888-249-4145
e-mail:
thebackyard@shaw.ca
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The Nanoose Naturalists
Monthly Meeting
Thursday September 13, 2007 @ 7:00 pm
Nanoose Library,
Nanoose Bay
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Arrowsmith Naturalists
Monthly Meeting,
Monday, September 24, 2007@ 7:30 pm.
Springwood School
Parksville
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We will not be holding the Wednesday Bird Walks in Parksville for the remaining s
ummer months. We will resume them in the fall and will provide the exact
date as fall approaches.
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The Sunday Bird Walk on August 12, 2007 will be going to the Englishman River Estuary, Plummer Road side in Parksville.
Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00 a.m. or at the corner of Plummer Road and Shorewood Drive in Parksville at about 9:30 a.m.
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Good Birding!
Neil Robins
Nanaimo

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