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, 30 December 2007

Nanaimo bird alert















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

Sunday December 30:
The Black-throated Blue Warbler continues to visit the suet feeders in Nanoose Bay. For information call the Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store at (250)390-3669.
Red Crossbills were seen high in the fir trees near the Bird Store along Metral Drive in north Nanaimo.

Saturday December 29:
Canada Goose, Anna's Hummingbirds, Northern Flicker, Northwestern Crow,
Common Raven, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Bushtits, American Robin,, Varied Thrush, European Starling, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, Dark-Eyed Junco, House Finch, Pine Siskin, and House Sparrow along Lancashire Avenue in Nanaimo.
A Red-breasted Sapsucker was seen coming to a front yard in Cinnabar Valley in south Nanaimo

Friday December 28:
An immature Golden Eagle was spotted flying over Duncan.

Thursday December 27:
A Townsend's Warbler is coming to suet feeders along Boundary Crescent in
Nanaimo.
An American Kestrel was seen perched on the hydro line near the Ugly Dwarf
Meadows in Nanoose Bay.
A Cackling Goose was seen in among the Canada Geese at Parksville Community
Park.

Wednesday December 26:
A Great-horned Owl was spotted along Viking Way in Columbia Beach.
A male Anna's Hummingbird is feeding along Colbourne Drive in Nanaimo.
A Great-horned Owl was heard along Andrea Crescent in Upper Lantzville

Monday December 24:
The 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 Nanoose Bay. For more information and access please call The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store at 1(250) 390-3669.
A Peregrine Falcon was spotted high on a snag at the Nanaimo Golf Course.

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 January 10, 2008 @ 7:00 pm
Nanoose Library,
Nanoose Bay
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Arrowsmith Naturalists
Monthly Meeting,
Monday January 28, 2008@ 7:30 pm.
Springwood School
Parksville
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The Wednesday Bird Walks will resume on January 16, 2008
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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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