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, 31 December 2017


To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669Or 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.

December 18, 2017
One Palm Warbler and one Yellow-rumped Warbler were seen at Parksville Community Park at the far end on the leafs along the shoreline.

December 19, 2017
Three Common Redpolls were seen in a backyard feeder along Meridian Way in Parksville.

December 24-- December 27
A Gray-crowned Rosy Finch has been visiting feeders in Nanaimo.

December 27
A Rufus Hummingbird is visiting a feeder along Douglas Street in Nanaimo.

December 31
A leucistic Dark-eyed Junco has been visiting feeders in the 3400 block of Hammond Bay Road in Nanaimo.

Everyone is welcomed 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.  We leave from the Parksville Community Park at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday mornings and go to a different location in the Oceanside area.   *******************************************************************
The Sunday walk on January 07, 2018 will be going to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. Meet at the bird store at 9:00 a.m. or at parking lot at Neck Point in Nanaimo off Hammond Bay Road at about 9:15 a.m.

The Tuesday bird walk on January 09, 2018 will be going to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (at the parking lot in front of the Lions Club Playground) at 9:00 a.m. or at the main parking lot at Rathtrevor Park at about 9:10 a.m.

                                           Yellow-rumped Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Good birding
Neil Robins

6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo B.C.
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633

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