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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, 19 August 2018

Nanaimo bird Report, August 19, 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 was seen and location of your sighting.
The Sunday bird walk went to Linley Valley in Nanaimo. The morning was smoky with calm winds. 
We spotted a House Finch high up in a tall tree at the start of the walk. Canada Geese, Mallards, Wood Ducks, a Pied-billed Grebe, three Hooded Mergansers and a Great Blue Heron were seen on the lake in amongst all the reeds on the lake. An Anna’s Hummingbird was seen perched just off the trail giving us great views.

                                         Pied-billed Grebe: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Eleven birders including visiting birders from Toronto and California saw and heard the following twenty species:
Canada Geese
Wood Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Hooded Merganser
Belted Kingfisher
Great Blue Heron
Anna’s Hummingbird
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
European Starling
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
 Brown Creeper
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Pacific Wren
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow 
House Finch 
                                                      House Finch: Ralph Hocken Photo:

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

The Tuesday bird walks will resume in the fall.

The Sunday bird walk on August 26, 2018
will be going to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store, 6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo at 9:00 am or at the parking lot at Neck Point off Hammond Bay Road at about 9:20 am.

Good birding
Neil Robins

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

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