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, 23 August 2015

Nanaimo Bird Report - August 23 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 23 2015
Warbling Vireo (Photo: Ralph Hocken)
This week the Sunday bird-walk went to Buttertubs Marsh. There were at least five warbling vireo spotted, all with varying shades of yellow. One of them was a bright yellow and was spotted feeding from a tent caterpillar nest.
 Next Sunday’s bird walk (August 30 2015) will be going to the Englishman River Estuary (Plummer rd. side).
Meet at the store at 9:00am, or meet at the trailhead on Plummer rd. (by the sub-division) at approximately 9:20am.
Happy birding!

August 16 2015

Bairds Sandpiper and some Killdeer were spotted at Columbia Beach

August 18
Red-necked phalarope (Photo: Ralph Hocken)

The following birds were spotted at Deep Bay:
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Surf Scoter
Bonaparte’s Gulls
Red- necked phalarope

August 19 2015

50 nighthawks were seen at Rathtrevor Beach
A Bairds Sandpiper was spotted at Englishman River Estuary (Plummer. rd side)

August 20

Northern Saw Whet Owl was heard calling on Christy rd. in Ladysmith

August 21

The following birds were seen at the Englishman River Estuary (Plummer rd. side):
Cedar Waxwings
Belted Kingfisher
Yellow Warbler
Least Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Common Merganser
Hooded Merganser

August 22 2015
Black Oystercatcher (Photo: Ralph Hocken)

Three black oyster catchers were spotted at Pipers Lagoon

August 23 2015
The following birds were seen at Buttertubs marsh:
Yellow Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Purple Finch
Fox Sparrow
Band Tailed Pigeon
Canada Goose
Hooded Merganser
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Eurasian-collard Dove
Anna’s Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Willow Flycatcher
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Bewick’s Wren
Marsh Wren
American Robin
Ring-necked Duck
Wood Duck
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Brown Creeper
Warbling Vireo
Cedar Waxwing

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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