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, 27 January 2008

Sunday bird walks 2007

Scoters at Lantzville:Ralph Hocken Photo

Sunday Bird Walks in 2007--
The Sunday Morning Birdwalks went to Morden Colliery Provincial Park, Hemer Provincial Park, Beck Creek Estuary, Chase
River Estuary, Nanaimo River Estuary, Linley Valley, Pipers Lagoon, Neck Point Park, Buttertubs Marsh, Morrell Wildlife Sanctuary, McGregor Marsh, Legacy Marsh, Nanoose Bay, Beaver Dams in Nanoose Bay, Top Bridge Trail--Parksville, Englishman River Estuary-Shelly Road side and Plummer Road side--Parksville, Springwood Park Forest--Parksville, Columbia Beach, Qualicum Beach Viewing Tower and the Little Qualicum River Estuary--Qualicum Beach, in 2007.
We saw and heard the following 156 different species:
Canada Goose

Mute Swan
Trumpeter Swan

American Wigeon
Eurasian Wigeon
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Wood Duck
American Black Duck
Northern Shoveler
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Greater Scaup
lesser Scaup
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Hooded Merganser

Yellow-billed Loon
Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon
Common Loon

Pied-billed Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Horned Grebe

Brandt's Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant

American Bittern
Great Blue Heron

Barred Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern saw-whet Owl

Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Turkey Vulture
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Peregrine Falcon

American Coot

Black-bellied Plover
Black Oystercatcher
Black Turnstone
Ruddy Turnstone
Greater Yellowlegs
Spotted Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper

Sooty Grouse
Ring-necked Pheasant
California Quail

Mew Gull
California Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull

Parasitic Jaeger

Rhinoceros Auklet
Common Murre
Marbled Murrelet
Pigeon Guillemot

Black Swift
Vaux's Swift

Belted Kingfisher

Anna's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird

Northern Shrike

Red-breasted Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker

Band-tailed Pigeon
Rock Pigeon

Steller's Jay
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven

Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Purple Martin

Cassin's Vireo
Hutton's Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
MacGillivray's Warbler

Olive-sided Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Bewick's Wren
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren


Brown Creeper

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Cedar Waxwing

American Pipit

Hermit Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Varied Thrush
American Robin

European Starling

Western Tanager

Bullock's Oriole
Western Meadowlark
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird

Spotted Towhee

Song Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco

Red Crossbill

Evening Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak
Pine Grosbeak
Brown-headed Cowbird

American Goldfinch
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin
House Finch

House Sparrow
Everyone is welcome to join us on the Sunday Bird Walks. We leave from the Store at 9 am every Sunday Morning and go to a different location in and around Nanaimo for a 2-3 hour bird walk.
The Sunday Bird Walk on February 03, 2008 will be going to Nanaimo River Estuary.
We will 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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