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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, 23 December 2007

Nanaimo bird alert















Greater White-fronted Geese at Parksville: John Purves Photo.

To report your sightings
please phone the Store at 390-3669
or e-mail us at
thebackyard@shaw.ca
or call the Bird Alert at 390-3029
Post your sightings on these sites:
www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bcbirdingvanisland/messages
"Christmas Bird Counts"
If you would like to participate in the Nanaimo Christmas Bird Count, contact--

The Nanaimo Christmas Bird Count
Sunday December 30, 2007
Contact- Carlo Pavan
cpavan@uvic.ca
Phone-758-3765
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Please remember, when reporting a sighting, to leave your name and phone
number, along with the date and location of your sighting.
Sunday December 23:
RARE BIRD ALERT" BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER"
A Black Throated Blue Warbler, along with Northern Flickers, Downy Woodpecker,
Varied Thrush, Dark-eyed Juncos, Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Spotted
Towhees and Red-breasted Nuthatch are coming to suet feeders in the 2400
block of Cross Road near the library in Nanoose Bay. For more information and access please call The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store at (250) 390-3669
A Chukar was seen near the airport at Qualicum Beach.
Saturday December 22:
RARE BIRD ALERT" BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER"
A Black Throated Blue Warbler is coming to feeders in the 2400 block of Cross
Road near the library in Nanoose Bay.
A Merlin, a Downy Woodpecker, a Spotted Towhee, Dark-eyed Juncos and
Chestnut Chickadees are visiting a backyard along Garibaldi Drive in Nanaimo.
Red Crossbills were seen at the top of Fir Trees near the Bird Store off Metral Drive in north Nanaimo.
A flock of American Pipits were heard as they flew over the Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store in Nanaimo.
Friday December 21:
A Barred Owl was seen in the Hospital area in Nanaimo.
Twenty Cackling Geese were seen in with a large flock of Canada Geese at
Somenos Marsh in Duncan.
Two Varied Thrush were seen in Shelly Creek Park behind Farrell Drive in
Parksville.

Thursday December 20:
A Downy Woodpecker is visiting suet feeders in the 2000 block of Cedar Road in
Cedar.
Tuesday December 18:
A Sandhill Crane was seen along Hammond Bay Road in Nanaimo.
Two Greater White-fronted Geese and a Cackling Goose were seen at the
Parksville community center at Parksville Bay.
A White-throated Sparrow was seen near Green Lake in north Nanaimo.

Monday December 17:
A Double-crested Cormorant was seen on a log at Westwood Lake in Nanaimo.
A Downy Woodpecker was seen at Longwood Estates 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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Arrowsmith Naturalists
Monthly Meeting,
Monday January 28, 2008@ 7:30 pm.
Springwood School
Parksville
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The Nanoose Naturalists
Monthly Meeting
Thursday January 10, 2008 @ 7:00 pm
Nanoose Library,
Nanoose Bay
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The Wednesday Bird Walks will resume in the New Year.
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The Sunday Bird Walks will resume in the New Year.
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Good Birding!
Neil Robins
Nanaimo

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