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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.
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Wednesday, 5 March 2008

WEDNESDAY BIRD WALK, MARCH 05, 2008

Red Crossbill: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Wednesday Bird Walk went to the Englishman River, Shelly Road side in Parksville. Thirteen birders found fifty-two species of birds. Among the highlights of the morning were the sightings of several Red Crossbills, some within close view just ahead of us on the path. A pair of Barred Owls entertained us a couple of times during the morning walk with their very loud calls sounding like "Who Cooks for You-Who Cooks for You". Several Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Golden-crowned Kinglets kept our eyes constantly moving as they continually hawked insects from the trees. We watched as a Red-breasted Sapsucker tapped into a tall Popular Tree, seeking sap.

The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store's weekly bird walk in the Parksville/Qualicum Beach area is on Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. Participants meet at the Parksville Visitor Centre at Highway 19A and Northwest Bay Road in Parksville at 9:00 A.M. Snow, rain and/or heavy winds will deter us--but we will plan a walk for every week. Everyone is welcome to bring their binoculars and join us for a morning of birding. For the weekly location of the birdwalk, please call Neil Robins at (250) 954-1928 or the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store at (250) 390-3669.

We saw the following fifty-two species:
Canada Goose
Brant
Trumpeter Swan
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Green-winged Teal
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Merlin
Mew Gull
California Gull
Thayer's Gull
Western Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Barred Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Bushtit
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Varied Thrush
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Purple Finch
House Finch
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin

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