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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, 7 August 2016

Nanaimo bird report, August 07, 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, August 07, 2016:

The Sunday bird walk went to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. The morning was partly clouds with calm winds. Double-crested Cormorants and Pelagic Cormorants were flying up the Strait of Georgia for most of the morning.  We spotted a Pigeon Guillemot flying up the strait. Two Marbled Murrelets were seen offshore swimming and diving for food. We saw four Spotted Sandpipers and a Western Sandpiper along the shore of Sunset Beach. 

Spotted Sandpiper: Ralph Hocken Photo.

Fourteen birders saw and heard the following twenty-six species: 

Canada Geese

Harlequin Duck

Turkey Vulture

Double-crested Cormorant

 Pelagic Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

  Bald Eagle

 Marbled Murrelet

Pigeon Guillemot

  Glaucous-winged Gull

 Western Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpiper

Black Oystercatcher

 Northern Flicker

 Orange-crowned Warbler

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Northwestern Crow

  Common Raven

 Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Brown Creeper

 Bewick’s Wren

    Anna’s Hummingbird

  American Robin

  European Starling

 Spotted Towhee

House Finch 

Saturday, August 06:

 Four Black Swifts and one Vaux Swift were seen high above Meridian Way in Parksville.

A Green Heron was seen at the Nanaimo River near the Living Forest Campground in south Nanaimo.

A Greater Yellowlegs, a large mixed flock of Least and Western Sandpipers and one Semipalmated Sandpiper were seen on the Plummer Road Side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville.

Friday, August 05:

Two Purple Martins were seen at 6:30 pm in the 25 block of Glenayr Drive in Nanaimo.   


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 14, 2016 will be going to the beaver Ponds in Nanoose Bay. Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking area about one hundred yards past the four way stop sign on Power Point Road.( take Northwest Bay Road off highway 19 and turn right on to Power Point Road follow to the four way stop)


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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