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.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Parksville/ Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, April 28, 2009

Bald Eagles: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Tuesday bird walk went to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. The morning was sunny with a stiff wind coming off the water. The highlights included the sighting of four Pacific Loons in breeding plumage and several flocks of Brant Geese. A single Surf Scoter and a Black Scoter flew by heading up the Strait of Georgia. We spotted a Glaucous Gull in strikingly white Spring plummage sitting on a far gravel bar. Over 100 Green-winged Teal, Least Sandpipers, Western Sandpipers and one Greater Yellowlegs were on the mud flats. Rufous Hummingbirds entertained us all morning with their courting dives. Orange-crowned Warblers perched and sang their song. Spring has arrived!!
Twenty-four birders saw and heard the following forty-nine species of birds:
Canada Goose
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Greater Scaup
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
Black Scoter
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Black Oystercatcher
Greater Yellowlegs
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Mew Gull
California Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Glaucous Gull
Band-tailed Pigeon
Rufous Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northwestern Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Winter Wren
American Robin
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Purple Finch
House Finch
Pine Siskin
House Sparrow

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