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, 24 April 2008

WEDNESDAY BIRDWALK APRIL 23 2008

WEDNESDAY BIRD WALK APRIL 23, 2008

The Wednesday Bird Walk went to Top Bridge Trail, starting out from Craig Road in the industrial park. Sixteen birders found twenty-eight species with good looks at Chipping Sparrows, Orange-crowned Warblers, killdeer and Yellow-rumped Warblers, both Myrtle and Audubon species. The many Rufous Hummingbirds were busy putting on a show during the walk with great views of the males flashing some colour. Some other highlights of the walk were a Black-throated Gray Warbler singing at the top of a Cedar tree and a Killdeer in an open patch that allow us to observe moving through the grasses.

Black-throated Gray Warbler, photo by Ralph Hocken

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!

Top Bridge Trail bird walk total list. 28 species seen by 16 birders.

Bald Eagle
Canada Goose
Mallard
Cooper’s Hawk
Killdeer
Rufous Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Violet-green Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick’s Wren
Ruby-crown Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Orange-crown Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Myrtle
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Audubon
Black-throated Gray Warbler
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Red Crossbill
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin

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