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, 23 March 2010

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, March 23, 2010


Black Oystercatcher: Ralph Hocken photo.


The Tuesday bird walk went to Columbia Beach. The morning was cloudy with calm winds. We got close looks at Brant Geese, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter and Long-tailed Ducks that were in four rafts of thousand upon thousand of seabirds not far from shore. Three smaller rafts of Bufflehead and Common Goldeneye were just offshore. We saw a raft of at least forty Pacific Loons, along with a Pigeon Guillemot further offshore. We saw Black-bellied Plover, Black Turnstone and Dunlin on the big rocks past the gravel bar near the Pebble Beach Townhouses. Two Killdeer and four Black Oystercatcher along with about fifty Brant Geese were resting on the gravel bar.
Eighteen birders saw and heard the following forty-one species of birds:
Canada Goose
Brant
American Wigeon
Mallard
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Pelagic Cormorant
Bald Eagle
Black-bellied Plover
Killdeer
Black Oystercatcher
Black Turnstone
Dunlin
Bonaparte’s Gulls
Mew Gull
California Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Pigeon Guillemot
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Red-breasted Nuthatch
American Robin
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
House Finch
House Sparrow

Good birding
Neil Robins
Parksville
British Columbia

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