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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, 3 August 2014

Nanaimo bird report, August 03, 2014

NANAIMO BIRD REPORT “EXPLORE NATURE---GO BIRDING"
 
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.
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Sunday, August 03, 2014:
The Sunday bird walk went to Legacy Marsh in Lantzville. The morning was sunny and warm. Three Cedar Waxwings with their bright yellow tail tip, put on a show for us flying from the top of the trees. We saw a large flock of American Goldfinch with several fledglings on the top of several conifer trees.  We spotted, two Orange-crowned Warblers on a bush just off the road. A Sharp-shinned Hawk flew over head with a Barn Swallow in hot pursuit.
 
Pectoral Sandpiper: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Eighteen birders including birders from Kuwait, Scotland and Australia saw and heard the following thirty species:
Bald Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Turkey Vulture, Pied-billed Grebe, Band-tailed Pigeon, Anna’s Hummingbird,  Belted Kingfisher, Hairy Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker,  Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Purple Martin, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Bewick’s Wren, Bushtit,  American Robin,  Cedar Waxwing, Orange-crowned Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Pacific-sloped Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Purple Finch and American Goldfinch.  
 
Thursday, July 31:
Two Caspian Terns and a pair of Bonaparte Gulls in breeding plumage, were seen at Parksville Beach in Parksville.
Wednesday, July 30:
 Pictorial Sandpipers, Semipalmated Plovers Long-billed Dowitchers, Least and Western Sandpipers were seen at the mud flats on the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville.
 
                                         American Goldfinch: Ralph Hocken Photo.
 
Tuesday, July 29:
Twenty Common Nighthawks were seen over Glenayr Drive in Nanaimo. 
 
Monday, July 28:
An Albino Raven has been seen in Errington.
 
Wednesday July 23:
Five Black Swifts were seen high above Lee Road and Highway 19a in French Creek.
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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. on 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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The Tuesday bird walks will resume on Tuesday September 02, 2014.
 
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The Sunday bird walk on August 10, 2014 will be going to Bowen Park in Nanaimo. Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00 a.m. or at the main parking lot near the Lawn bowling Green at about 9:20 a.m.
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British Columbia rare bird alert link--- http://www.bcbirdalert.blogspot.ca/
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WildResearch link---
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West coast environment link—http://coastaltarsands.ca/w1/videos/
 
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What's more important than the right to breathe fresh air, drink clean water and eat healthy food?"-- David Suzuki
 
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Good birding
Neil Robins
 
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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