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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, 6 January 2019

Nanaimo bird report:

Nanaimo bird report, January 06, 2019:

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 06, 2019
The Sunday bird walk went to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. The morning was sunny with calm winds. After a month of missed Sunday bird walks because of the weather, we finally got to bird Neck Point!  Highlight of the morning was the sighting of a Yellow-billed Loon.  We followed the Loon for about one hour with great views. A Red-breasted Sapsucker was seen feeding on a tree trunk right next to the trail again, giving us great views. We saw many Harlequin Ducks, Common Mergansers, Red-breasted Mergansers and big flocks of Pacific Loons on the Strait of Georgia.  One lone Western Grebe was spotted further off shore. 

Yellow-billed Loon: Ralph Hocken Photo:

 Seventeen birders saw and heard the following thirty-four species:
Harlequin Duck
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Yellow-billed Loon
Western Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Pelagic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Pigeon Guillemot
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Black Oystercatcher
Black Turnstone
Glaucous-winged Gull
North-western Crow
Common Raven
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Brown Creeper
Bewick’s Wren
Song Sparrow
American Robin
European Starling
Anna’s Hummingbird
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco

Red-breasted Sapsucker: 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 08, 2019 will be going to Rathtrevor  Beach Provincial Park in Parksville.  Please check this blog spot if the weather is stormy.  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.
The Sunday walk on January 13, 2019 will be going to Bowen Park in Nanaimo. Meet at the BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE, 6314 Metral Drive at 9:00 a.m. or at the main parking lot at Bowen Park near the Bowing Greens at about 9:15 am.  Again, please check this blog spot if the weather is stormy.
Good birding
Neil Robins

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

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