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.

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Wednesday bird walk, April 02, 2008

Ruby-crowned Kinglet: Ralph Hocken Photo

The Wednesday Bird Walk went to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. Nine birders found forty-six species of birds. Among the highlights of the morning was the sighting of a three male Rufous Hummingbirds perched on a near by bush. Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Purple Finch, House Finch, White-crowned Sparrows, Red-winged Blackbirds, Spotted Towhees and California Quail serenaded us throughout the morning with courting songs--a true sign that spring is here! A female Red Crossbill landed on a hydro pole along the road and we watched as she ate insects from the pole.

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.
Nine birders found the following forty-six species:
Canada Goose
Brant
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Greater Scaup
Surf Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
California Quail
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Pelagic Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Mew Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Rufous Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Purple Finch
House Finch
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
House Sparrow

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