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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, 31 July 2016

Nanaimo bird report, July 31, 2016


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.

Sunday, July 31, 2016:

 The Sunday bird walk went to Linley Valley in Nanaimo. The morning was mostly sunny with a few clouds and calm winds.

A Merlin flew in and landed in a tall tree next to the trail giving us good long views. We spotted a Barred Owl perched off the trail and again we had great looks as the owl looked us all over.  An Orange-crowned Warbler flew across the trail.  We watched as a tiny tree frog sat motionless on a leaf.  An injured bat made its way off the trail into the forest.  

Barred Owl: Ralph Hocken Photo.

Ten birders including a visiting birder from Colorado saw and heard the following twenty-one species:  


 Wood Duck

 Hooded Merganser

Bald Eagle

Cooper’s Hawk


Barred Owl

Turkey Vulture

California Gull

 Anna’s Hummingbird

  Pileated Woodpecker

  Northern Flicker

  Common Raven

 Northwestern Crow

Orange-crowned Warbler

Common Yellow-throat

Brown Creeper

  Chestnut-backed Chickadee 

Red-breasted Nuthatch

   Spotted Towhee

Purple Finch

Red Crossbill 

Wednesday, July 27:

A Black Swift was seen feeding a fledgling at the top of a very tall conifer tree, returning again and again to feed its offspring, at Deep Bay near the postal boxes.


Everyone is welcome to join us for a 2-3 hour bird walk on the Sunday & Tuesday. We leave from the Store at 9 a.m. on Sunday Mornings and go to a different location in and around Nanaimo.  The Tuesday bird walks have ended for the summer. They will resume on September 06, 2016.

The Sunday bird walk on August 07, 2016 will be going to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking lot at Neck Point off Hammond Bay Road at about 9:20 a.m.


     Good birding   

Neil Robins

6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo B.C.
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633
Blog: www.thebirdstore.blogspot

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