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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, 6 January 2008















Ruby-crowned Kinglet: Ralph Hocken

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 January 06:
A Cackling Goose was seen in with a flock of Canada Geese at the Parksville Community Park in Parksville.
A Peregrine Falcon was seen at the Englishman River Estuary in south Parksville.
An American Kestrel was seen perched on hydro lines at the Ugly Dwarf Meadows in Nanoose Bay.
Saturday January 05:
Three Anna's Hummingbirds are coming to feeders along Cosgrove Crescent in
Nanaimo.
Friday January 04:
Several different flocks of Golden-crown and Ruby-crowned Kinglets were seen
on the trail around Lost Lake in Nanaimo.

Thursday January 03:
A Great-horned Owl was calling at Colliery Dam Park near Glengarry Crescent in
Nanaimo.
Wednesday January 02:
Two pair of Anna's Hummingbirds are coming to feeders along Cortez Place in
Nanaimo.
Tuesday January 01:
Three Mountain Bluebirds were seen at Nanoose Edibles on Stewart Avenue off Northwest Bay road in Nanoose Bay.
A female Rufous Hummingbird, along with three Anna's Hummingbirds, are visiting feeders along Bayshore Drive in Nanaimo.
Sunday December 30:
Highlights of the Nanaimo Christmas Bird Count:
A Harris's Sparrow was seen in Cinnabar Valley.
A Townsend's Solitaire was seen at the Tamagawa Gardens at Malaspina
University-College in Nanaimo.
A Townsend's Warbler was seen on Protection Island.
60 Ancient Murrelets seen from a boat on the Strait of Georgia.
A White-Throated Sparrow was seen along Departure Bay in Nanaimo.
A Northern Shrike was seen on Newcastle Island and at the Nanaimo Golf
Course.
An Evening Grosbeak was spotted on Newcastle Island.
A Ruddy Duck was seen on Holden Lake.
Three Short-eared Owls and two Western Meadowlarks were seen at the
Nanaimo River Estuary.
Two Great-horned Owls were seen at Colliery Dam, at Nanaimo River Road and
at Morrell Wildlife Sanctuary in Nanaimo.
A total of 120 species were counted during the Nanaimo Christmas Bird Count.

Four Tundra Swans, a large flock of Northern Pintails and several Northern Shovellers were seen at Nanoose Bay.
Saturday December 29:
A Band-tailed Pigeon was visiting feeders in the 1000 block of Dunsmuir
Crescent in Ladysmith.
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 in Parksville will resume on January 16, 2008
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The Sunday Bird Walks in Nanaimo will resume February 03, 2008
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Good Birding!
Neil Robins
Nanaimo

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