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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, 21 May 2008

Red-eyed Vireo on Wednesday Bird Walk

Western Tanager: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Wednesday Bird Walk went to the Springwood Park in Parksville. Twelve birders saw and heard thirty-eight species of birds during the morning. We had a "birding by ear" birdwalk--there were a large number of birds high up trees, obscured by the new leaves.
The highlights included seeing both a Warbling Vireo and a Red-eyed Vireo. At the end of the walk while were tallying the species, we were entertained by two Black-headed Grosbeaks.
We heard, but did not see,
seven out of the eight species of Warblers that nest on the island--Orange-crowned Warbler,Yellow Warbler,
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Townsend's Warbler, Common Yellowthroat and Wilson's Warbler. The only species of Warbler not heard on the walk was the MacGillivray's. It will be the "target bird" next week!

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. 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 & Nature Store at 1-888-249-4145.

Twelve birders found the following thirty-eight species of birds:
Ring-necked Pheasant
California Quail
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Rufous Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Willow Flycatcher
Hammond's Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Western Tanager
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Black-headed Grosbeak
Purple Finch
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch

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