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.

Monday, 31 December 2012


NANAIMO BIRD REPORT -----” GO BIRDING--EXPLORE NATURE”


"Happy New Year"


To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at
thebackyard@shaw.ca
Please remember, when reporting a sighting, to leave your name and phone number along with the date, the species and location of your sighting.

Monday, December 31, 2012:

 A Cooper’s Hawk came through a yard in the 2500 block of Glenayre eyeing up a bird feeding station.

 

A Sharp-shinned Hawk was seen at a bird feeding station in Coombs.

 

Sunday, December 30, 2012:

 A female Ring-necked Pheasant was spotted in the residential area of Columbia Beach in Parksville.

 

A flock of Red Crossbills was seen clipping Fir cones off the trees at Jack Point.

 


Evening Grosbeak: Photo from Malcolm in Comox

 

Friday, December 28:
A Northern Harrier was spotted flying over the Quality Foods in Qualicum Beach.

 

Two Evening Grosbeaks have joined Varied Thrush, Steller’s Jays, Dark-eyed Juncos, and Red-breasted Nuthatches at a feeder in Deep Bay.

 

A Northern Shrike was seen in the 2500 block of Glenayre and Cosgrove Drives in the Departure Bay area of Nanaimo.




Monday, December 24:

Twenty-seven Bald Eagles were spotted south of Chemainus on the Chemainus River.

 

A single Western Meadowlark was seen at Pipers Lagoon Park in Nanaimo.

 


Sunday, December 23:

Six Common Loons were spotted in Northwest Bay in Nanoose.

 

A Northern Shrike was spotted in a backyard in Stephenson Point in Departure Bay Nanaimo.

 



Common Loon: Ralph Hocken.


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Everyone is welcome 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.
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There will be no Tuesday bird walks on December 25 and January 01, 2013, The Tuesday bird walks will resume on January 08,

We will meet at Parksville Community Park at the parking lot near the Lions Playground at 9:00 A.M.

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The Sunday bird walk on January 6 will be at Buttertubs Marsh off Buttertubs Drive in Nanaimo. We will meet at the bird store at 9:00 a.m or at the marsh at 9:20a.m.

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The Nanaimo Christmas Bird Count took place yesterday, December 30.  We had great participation with nearly 100 field counters and at least 10 backyard feeder count participants. 19 teams covering 20 areas managed a total of 117 species.

 

Highlights of Count Day included Northern-pygmy Owl at Westwood Lake, Mourning Dove and Bonaparte’s Gull on Gabriola Island, Red-throated Loons in north Nanaimo, Townsend’s Solitaire in north Nanaimo and a Townsend’s Warbler on Nanaimo Lakes Road.

 

Thank you to everyone who joined us on count day and hope to see you back next year.
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Good birding
Ryan Cathers

 

THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo B.C. V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633


 

 

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