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, 10 June 2009

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, June 09, 2009

Chestnut-backed Chickadee: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Tuesday Bird Walk went to Springwood Park in Parksville. The morning was sunny and calm and was filled with bird songs. The highlight of the day was hearing a Red-eyed Vireo singing non stop from high up in the forest canopy for about twenty minutes. Warbling Vireos, Orange-crowned Warblers and a Townsend's Warbler serenaded us as well for most of the morning. We watched as two Brown Creepers took nesting material into a nest under the bark of a big leaf maple tree. We saw Red-breasted Nuthatches gleaning insects high up in a tree. There was a fledgling Pileated Woodpecker clinging to the bark of a tree, not daring to move and a family of Bewick's Wrens low in the bushes, next to the trail, scurring about.

Twenty birders saw and heard the following thirty species of birds.
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Rufous Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Willow Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Cassin's Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Orange-crowned Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Black-headed Grosbeak
Brown-headed Cowbird
Purple Finch

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