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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.
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Sunday, 14 August 2016

Nanaimo bird report, August 14, 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 14, 2016:

The Sunday bird walk went to the Beaver Ponds in Nanoose Bay. The morning was sunny and hot but cooler in the forest. Turkey Vultures were seen overhead. We saw a Black-throated Gray Warbler just off the trail. A tree frog was spotted next to the beaver ponds. Cassin’s Vireos and Orange-crowned Warblers were singing close to the trail. A Belted Kingfisher flew in and perched on a snag giving us great views. 

Nineteen birders saw and heard the following nineteen species: 

Turkey Vulture

Belted Kingfisher

Anna’s Hummingbird

 Northern Flicker

Downy Woodpecker

Common Raven

 Purple Martin

Red-breasted Nuthatch


 Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Bewick’s Wren

 Golden-crowned Kinglet,
Swainson's Thrush

European Starling

Cassin’s Vireo

Warbling Vireo

 Orange-crowned Warbler

 Black-throated Gray Warbler

House Finch

Barred Owl with prey seen at Nanoose Bay: J Kovacs Photo. 

Thursday, August 11:

A flock of Bushtits are regulars at a suet feeder along Boundary Crescent in Nanaimo. 

Fifty Red-necked Grebes, one Western Grebe, fifteen Common Loons and one Yellow-billed Loon were seen from the Brant viewing platform at the north end of Qualicum Beach.

Monday, August 08:

 A Sanderling and a Semi-palmated Plover were seen on the mud flats off Plummer Road in Parksville.

A flock of juvenile Black headed Grosbeaks were seen in the 800 block of Douglas Road in Nanaimo.

Saturday, August 06:

One Solitary Sandpiper was seen along the beach at Morrell Lake in Nanaimo.


Everyone is welcome to join us for a 2-3 hour bird walk on 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 21, 2016 will be going to the Englishman River Estuary, Shelly Road side in Parksville. Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking lot at the end of Shelly Road off of Highway 19a in Parksville at about 9:30 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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