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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.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Tuesday bird walk, April 03, 2018

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, April 03, 2018
The Tuesday bird walk went to Columbia Beach. The morning was cloudy with calm winds. There were a large number of Brant Geese, Pacific Loons and Common Loons not far from shore.  Flocks of Greater Scaup, Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoters and Long-tailed Ducks were seen flying up the Strait of Georgia.  A pair of Marbled Murrelet were seen far off shore.  Black Oystercatchers, Black Turnstones, Killdeer, Black-bellied Plovers and Dunlin were seen close to shore.  A House Finch was spotted singing next to the trail.  A Fox Sparrow flew in to a bush next to us giving us great views.

Black Turnstone: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Sixteen birders saw and heard the following sixty species:
Canada Geese
American Wigeon
Eurasian Wigeon
Harlequin Duck
Northern Pintail
Ring-neck Duck
Greater Scaup
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Barrow’s Goldeneye
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Marbled Murrelet
                                                                    Common Murre
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Belted Kingfisher
Black Oystercatcher
Black Turnstone
Black-bellied Plover
Bonaparte's Gull
Mew Gull
California Gull
Iceland(Thayer's) Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Bald Eagle
Eurasian-collared Dove
California Quail
Northern Flicker
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Anna’s Hummingbird
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick’s Wren
Pacific Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Red-wing Blackbird
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
House Sparrow

Please Note
Check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!

The Sunday Bird Walk on April 08, 2018 will be going to the Nanaimo River Estuary in south Nanaimo. Meet at the Bird store at 9:00 am or at the end of Raines Road at about 9:30 a.m. 

The Tuesday Bird Walk on April 10, 2018 will be going to Springwood Park in Parksville.  Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the west end of Despard Avenue at about 9:10 am.

Good birding
Neil Robins

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

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