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, 30 August 2015

Nanaimo Bird Report - August 30 2015

To report your sightings phone the Store at
250-390-3669 or e-mail us at
Please remember, when reporting a sighting, to leave your name and phone number along with the date, the species and location of your sighting.
The Tuesday bird walks will resume on September 08, 2015

August 30 2015

American Kestrel (Photo: Ralph Hocken)

This week the Sunday bird-walk went to the Plummer rd. side of the Englishman River Estuary and there was a possible sighting of a Northern Waterthrush in front of the viewing stand on the Plummer rd side of the estuary. There have been lots of reports of flocks of house finches visiting feeders this 
week in Nanaimo, and some sightings of purple finches frequenting feeders in the past week.

There will be no bird walk September 6 2015 due to the Labour Day weekend and on September 13 2015 the walk will be heading to Neck Point Park (meet at the store at 9:00am or in the Neck Point parking lot at approximately 9:10am)

Happy birding!

August 28 2015

A Savannah Sparrow was spotted along Meridian Way in Parksville.

August 30 2015

Canada Goose
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Glaucous-winged Gull
Red-tailed Hawk
Bald Eagle
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Anna’s Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick’s Wren
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
California Gull
Olive Sided Flycatcher
Coopers Hawk
Black Swift
Turkey Vulture
Vaux’s Swift
Stellar Jay
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Common Merganser
Pacific Slop Flycatcher
Pigeon Guillemot
Surf Scoter
Common Loon
Common Murre
Cassin’s Auklet
Pelagic Cormorant
Swainson ’s Thrush
Lincoln Sparrow
Golden Crowned Sparrow

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.

The Tuesday bird walks will resume on September 08, 2015

British Columbia Rare Bird Alert link---
Good birding!

6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo  B.C.
Fax: 250-390-1633
Email:  thebackyard@shaw.ca
Blog:  www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com   

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