We’re Hiring

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.

Friday, 15 February 2019

Nanaimo Bird Report February 11 2019

There is no scheduled bird walk for Sunday February 17 due to the holiday weekend.
The store will be closed on Monday February 18 for Family Day. Thank-you and sorry for an inconvienece.

The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Weekly Bird Report

Nanaimo Bird Report, February 14 2019
BIRD REPORT “EXPLORE NATURE”---GO BIRDING:
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.
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Please Note
Please check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.comearly Tuesday and Sunday mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!
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Sunday Bird Walk, Feb 10 2019


The Sunday bird walk went to Nanoose Bay. 
Red-breasted Merganser: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Fourteen birders saw and heard the following forty species:
Canada Geese
Mallard
American Widgeon
Green-wing Teal
Northern Pintail
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
Killdeer
Bald Eagle
Mew Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Northwestern Crown
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
American Robin
Spotted Towhee
Red-winged Blackbird
Song Sparrow
Starling
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin
Red-tail Hawk
Golden-crowned Kinglet
White-crowned Sparrow
Varied Thrush
Dark-eyed Junco
Brown Creeper
Fox Sparrow
Eurasian-collared Dove

February 9 2019
A bohemian waxwing was spotted travelling with a flock of Cedar Waxwings at Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo.
Photo: Bohemian Waxwing (K. MacDonald)

Tuesday Bird Walk, Februray 12, 2019
The bird walk was cancelled due to weather.
Please NoteCheck this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.comearly Tuesday and Sunday on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!

The Tuesday Bird Walk on February 19, 2019 will be going to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial 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 main parking lot at Rathtrevor at about 9:10 am.

The Sunday Bird Walk on February 24, 2019 will be going to Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store (6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo) at 9:00am or at the parking lot at Buttertubs on the Bowen Road side about 9:15am.

Good birding
Colin Bartlett

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