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.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008


The Wednesday Bird Walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. Thirteen birders found fifty-one species of birds and among the highlights of the morning were two Hermit Thrush, Orange-crowned Warblers, American Kestrel, Northern Shoveler, and Red Crossbills up close. The group was also able to observe a pair of Bushtits busily building their nest and had great views of the Rufous Hummingbirds that were busy throughout the park.

Male Rufous Hummingbird, photo by Ralph Hocken

Fifty-one species seen at the Englishman River Estuary, Shelly Road, Parksville.

Common Loon
Canada Goose
Black Oystercatcher
Red-necked Grebe
Northern Shoveler
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
Green-winged Teal
Northern Pintail
Common Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Merganser
California Quail
Band-tailed Pigeon
American Kestrel
Bald Eagle
Mew Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Anna’s Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Bewick’s Wren
Winter Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglets
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
American Robin
Varied Thrush
Hermit Thrush
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Spotted Towhee
Red-winged Blackbird
Red Crossbill
House Finch
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin
The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Stores weekly bird walk in the Parksville/Qualicum Beach area meets on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 am at the Parksville Visitors Centre at highway 19A and Northwest Bay Road. Snow, rain and /or heavy winds will deter us but we will plan a walk for every week. Everyone is welcome, bring your binoculars and join us foe a morning of birding.
For the weekly location of the bird walk call The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store at 1-888-249-4145. Good birding!

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