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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, 19 August 2007

Nanaimo bird alert

Black Turnstone at Columbia Beach:
Photo by Ralph Hocken

To report your sightings
please phone the Store at 390-3669
or e-mail us at

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

Sunday August 19, 2007:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. Five birders found
the following thirty-three species: Surf Scoter, Double-crested Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Brandt's Cormorant, Common Loon, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Great Blue Heron, Spotted Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, California Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Pigeon Guillemot, Marbled Murrelet, Anna's Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Bewick's Wren, Winter Wren, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Spotted Towhee, Red Crossbill, House Finch, American Goldfinch and Pine Siskin.

Thursday August 16:
Two Clark's Grebes in breeding plummage were seen off shore at Port Renfew.
A Common Eider was spotted flying very fast along the strait of Juan de Fuca.

Wednesday August 15:
A juvenile Black-headed Grosbeak were seen visiting feeders at the corner of Lantzville and Superior Roads in Lantzville.
A Sharp-shinned Hawk was perched on a fence, keeping a lookout on the birdfeeders, in the 100 block of Meridian Way in Parksville.

Tuesday August 14:
Over one hundred Sandhill Cranes were seen landing in the Estuary in Courtenay.

Sunday August 12:
A Barred Owl was spotted perched in an arbutus tree at Pipers Park, next to the Museum, in downtown Nanaimo.

Saturday August 11:
Six Black Swifts were seen over Ladysmith.
Four Red Crossbills, an Olive-sided Flycatcher and a Willow Flycatcher were spotted at Chemainus Lake.
A family of Black-headed Grosbeaks were spotted at the Pulp Stone Quarry on Newcastle Island.

Friday August 10:
Four Cedar Waxwings were seen at Morrell Wildlife Sanctuary in Nanaimo.

Wednesday August 08:
A Common Eider, was observed moving very quickly just above the water, along Columbia Beach not far from the tide line.

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
The Nanoose Naturalists
Monthly Meeting
Thursday September 13, 2007 @ 7:00 pm
Nanoose Library,
Nanoose Bay
Arrowsmith Naturalists
Monthly Meeting,
Monday, September 24, 2007@ 7:30 pm.
Springwood School
We will not be holding the Wednesday Bird Walks in Parksville for the remaining
summer months. We will resume them in the fall and will provide the exact
date as fall approaches.
The Sunday Bird Walk on August 26, 2007 will be going to the
Nanaimo River Estuary.
Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00 a.m. or at the end of Raines Road at
about 9:30 a.m.
Good Birding!
Neil Robins

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