We’re Hiring

We’re Hiring
Share your enjoyment and passion of feeding the birds. Help others to connect and enjoy that same enthusiasm as you do.
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, 2 December 2007

Anna's Hummingbird: Photo by Carol Ryan

To report your sightings
please phone the Store at 390-3669
or e-mail us at
Bird Alert --390-3029---
Post your sightings on this site--

"Christmas Bird Counts"
If you would like to participate in one or all of the Christmas Bird Counts, contact the following people:

Nanoose Bay Christmas Bird Count
December 14, 2007
Contact-Rhys Harrison at
Parksville--Qualicum Beach Christmas Bird Count
December 16, 2007
Contact- Sandra Gray at
The Nanaimo Christmas Bird Count
Sunday December 30, 2007
Contact- Carlo Pavan

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

Sunday December 02, 2007:

The Sunday bird walk was cancelled.

Saturday December 01:
An Anna's Hummingbird is visiting feeders along Victoria Road in south Nanaimo.
An albino Dark-eyed Junco was seen in with other Dark-eyed Juncos along Mill Road near Westwood Lake in Nanaimo.
Ten Trumpeter Swans were seen over Parksville heading south west.
A Sandhill Crane landed in an empty lot along Bayshore Drive in north Nanaimo.

Friday November 30:
A Tropical Kingbird seen at 11:00 am to-day in the 7700 block of Anderson Drive on Hornby Island. The Kingbird was eating berries from a bush.

Wednesday November 28:
It was a typical fall day at the Englishman River Estuary with windy, cool and a light shower conditions. Eleven birders braved the elements and identified the following thirty-six species:
Common Loon, Pacific Loon, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Horned Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Surf, White-winged and Black Scoters, Greater Scaup, Harlequin Duck, Barrow's and Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted and Common Merganser, Bald Eagle, Merlin, Mew Gull, Thayer's Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Northern Flicker, Northwestern Crow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Bewick's Wren, American Robin, Northern Shrike, Spotted Towhee, Golden-crowned and White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Red Crossbills, Purple Finch, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch.

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
Arrowsmith Naturalists
Monthly Meeting,
Monday, December, 2007@ 7:30 pm.
Springwood School
The Nanoose Naturalists
Monthly Meeting
Thursday December 13, 2007 @ 7:00 pm
Nanoose Library,
Nanoose Bay
There will be no Wednesday Bird Walk on December 05. The Wednesday Bird Walks will resume in the New Year.
The Sunday Bird Walk on December 09, 2007, will be going to Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo.
Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 am or at the parking area off Bowen Road at about 9:20 a.m.
Good Birding!
Neil Robins

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