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.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Nanaimo bird report, August 07, 2011

Bald Eagle: Ralph Hocken Photo.



Please remember, when reporting a sighting to leave your name and phone number along with the date, the species and location of your sighting.

To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at thebackyard@shaw.ca

Sunday August 07, 2011:
The Sunday bird walk went to Bowen Park in Nanaimo. The morning was sunny and warm. We spotted a Black Swift soaring high overhead. A flock of Red Crossbills sang as they landed for a brief time on the top of a conifer tree.
Sixteen birders, including visiting birders from the United Kingdom, Ontario and Texas saw and heard the following twenty-five species of birds:
Mallard, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Cooper’ Hawk, Eurasian Collared Dove, Rock Pigeon, Belted Kingfisher, Anna’s Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Black Swift, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Pacific Wren, Bewick's Wren, Dark-eyed Junco, European Starling, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Spotted Towhee and Red Crossbills.

Monday August 01:
A Barred Owl adult and chick, a Great Horned Owl chick with adult Great Horned Owl and one Common Nighthawk were seen at Colliery Dam in Nanaimo.

Saturday July 30:
Forty-two Common Nighthawks and two Band-tailed Pigeons were seen flying over Colliery Dam Park heading towards Mount Benson in Nanaimo.

Friday July 29:
Two Barred Owl chicks were seen at Colliery Dam Park in Nanaimo.

Thursday July 28:
One American Goldfinch was spotted in 600 block of Howard Avenue in Nanaimo.

Everyone is invited to join us for a 2-3 hour bird walk on the Sunday and Tuesday mornings. We leave from the Store at 9 A.M. Sunday Mornings and go to a different location in and around Nanaimo and from the Parksville Beach Community Park at 9 A.M. on Tuesdays and go to different areas in and around the Oceanside area.
The Tuesday Bird Walk season has come to a close. The bird walks will resume on September 6, 2011. Have a great summer! ******************************************************
The Sunday Bird Walk on August 14 will be going to Linley Valley in Nanaimo. We will meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 A.M. or at the end of Burma Road at about 9:15 A.M.

Good birding
Neil Robins

THE BACKYARD Wildbird & Nature Store
6314 Metral Drive, Nanaimo, BC V9T 2L8
CHECK OUT OUR BLOG---> www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com

“Pelagic birding trip in September”

WildResearch, a Vancouver base non-profit, is pleased to be offering a pelagic birding trip departing from Ucluelet on the Sunday the 18th September 2011. The ship we will be using is the M.V. Frances Barkley, a 39m (128ft), 300 ton coastal freighter. The cost per person is $200 for WildResearch members.

For details visit: www.wildresearch.ca

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