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- 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, 26 August 2018

Nanaimo bird report, August 26, 2018

Nanaimo bird Report, August 26, 2018.
To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at
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, August 26, 2018
The Sunday bird walk went to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. The morning was cloudy with calm winds. Two Belted Kingfishers were flying near shore at the start of the walk. Two Black Oystercatchers flew into the rocky outcrop just off shore.  Several flocks of Double-crested Cormorants and Pelagic Cormorant were seen heading up the Strait of Georgia. We spotted a Yellow Warbler and a Wilson’s Warbler just off the trail. Two Black-throated Gray Warblers and a Orange-crowned Warbler put on a very exciting show for us as they chased each other in low bushes next to the trail.

                                          Black-throated Gray Warbler : Ralph Hocken Photo:

Fifteen birders saw and heard the following twenty-five species:
Common Merganser
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Black Oystercatcher
Bald Eagle
Turkey Vulture
  Great Blue Heron
Glaucous-winged Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow 
Northern Flicker
Downy Woodpecker
 Yellow Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Black-throated Grey Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
 Chestnut-backed Chickadee
  Flycatcher—species unknown!
Red-breasted Nuthatch
  Brown Creeper
  Bewick's Wren
Spotted Towhee
American Goldfinch
 Dark-eyed Junco
                                           Orange-crowned Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo:

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

Please Note

The Sunday Bird Walk on September 02, 2018 is cancelled.

The Tuesday Bird Walk resumes on September 04, 2018 and will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville 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 Bird Walk on September 09, 2018 will be going to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store, 6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo at 9:00 a.m. or at the corner of Plummer Road and Shorewood Drive in Parksville at about  9:25 a.m.
Good birding
Neil Robins
314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo B.C. 
Phone: 250-390-3669

1 comment:

Robert R. said...

Hi Neil
We are headed back home to California. Thanks again for all the great bird walks the past few weeks. See you in December. Robert Rosenthal.