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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, 22 January 2019

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, January 22, 2019


Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, Englishman River Estuary, Plummer Road side, January 22, 2019.
The morning was cloudy with very strong winds.  A large number of Northern Pintail, five Gadwall, several Green-winged Teal and two Common Teal were seen along the mudflats.  A Brandt’s Cormorant,  Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Merganser, Pacific Loon, Common Loon and a large number of Brant were seen riding the waves on the Strait of Georgia.  A large flock of Dunlin and two Black-bellied Plovers flew over the ocean waves heading down the Strait. 
Common Teal: John Purves Photo:

Eighteen birders, including a birder from Alberta and Washington state saw and heard the following forty-eight species:
Canada Geese
Brant
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Common Teal
Gadwall
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
Black Scoter
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Brandt’s Cormorant
Mew Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
California Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Anna’s Hummingbird
Bewick's Wren
Pacific Wren
Orange-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Varied Thrush
Spotted Towhee
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin 

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 January 27 2019 will be going to the Buttertubs Marsh in  Nanaimo. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store, 6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo at 9:00 a.m. or at parking lot at Buttertubs on the Bowen Road side about 9:15 am.
The Tuesday Bird Walk on January 29, 2019 will be going to the Columbia Beach in French Creek. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at  parking area off Admiral Tryon Boulevard (turn onto Columbia Drive go to the tee intersection and turn right on Admiral Tryon Boulevard) at about 9:15 am. 
Good birding
Neil Robins


THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo, B.C. V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669
Email: thebackyard@shaw.ca

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