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, 28 January 2018

Nanaimo bird report, January 28, 2018:
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 bird walk, January 28, 2018       
The Sunday bird walk was cancelled once again because of the wind and rain.
Turkey Vulture: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Thursday, January 25:  
A Northern Shrike was seen in a backyard along Bayshore and Sunhaven Place in Nanaimo. 

Friday, January 26:  
“First of the year sighting”
A Turkey Vulture was seen over Highway 19A and Resort Way in Parksville at about 12:00 pm:

A Merlin was spotted perched in a tree along Despard Avenue and Meridian Way in Parksville.

Wednesday, January 24:  
Two Male Rufous Hummingbirds were seen at a feeder in Cedar.

Monday, January 22:
A Northern Shrike and nine Western Meadowlarks were seen at the Nanaimo River Estuary in south Nanaimo.

                                                Northern Shrike: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Please Note
Check this site early Tuesday and Sunday mornings on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!

The Tuesday Bird walk on January 30, 2018, will be going the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary 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 end of Shelly Road (on the oceanside of highway 19A) at about 9:10 a.m.
The Sunday walk on February 04, 2018, will be going to Bowen Park in Nanaimo. Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00 a.m. or at the main parking lot (near the lawn bowling green’s) at Bowen Park off Bowen Road at about 9:15 a.m.

Good birding
Neil Robins

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

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