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- 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, 19 November 2008

Tuesday bird walk, November 18, 2008















Long-tailed Duck: Ralph Hocken Photo.


This Tuesday bird walk went to Deep Bay.


Sixteen birders saw and heard forty-five species of birds on a sunny
November morning.

Highlights of the morning included the sighting of over five hundred
Dunlin who came towards us in a huge cloud and moved along the shore.
We followed one Clark's Grebe in our scopes as it swam towards Denman
Island. Eight Western Grebes off shore caught our attention
throughout the morning. We watched over three hundred Red-necked
Grebes and at least thirty Horned Grebes. Huge rafts of Surf, Black
and White-winged Scoters stretched on for the length of Denman Island.
There were several Long-tailed Ducks off shore.

The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store's weekly bird walk in the
Parksville/Qualicum Beach area is on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m.
Participants meet at the at the Parksville Beach Community Park, at
the parking area in front of the playground at 9 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.

Sixteen birders found the following forty-five species of birds on
November 18, 2008:
Canada Goose
Trumpeter Swan
American Wigeon
Mallard
Greater Scaup
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Western Grebe
Clark's Grebe
Brandt's Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Dunlin
Mew Gull
California Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Pigeon Guillemot
Rock Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Bushtit
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
House Sparrow

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