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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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Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, February 26, 2019

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, February 26, 2019The Tuesday bird walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River, in Parksville. The morning was sunny but cool with calm winds.  Several Brown Creepers were creeping up the trees along the river path. Three flocks of Surf Scoters and one flock of White-winged Scoters were heading up the Strait of Georgia.  One Greater Scaup was spotted not far from shore.  Several Anna's Hummingbirds were seen just off the trail.  A Peregrine Falcon flew over head. Two Western Meadowlarks were perched in a tree along the fence line at the Community Park.
Nineteen birders saw and heard the following fifty-eight species:
Canada Goose
Greater White-fronted Goose
Green-winged Teal

American Wigeon
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Greater Scaup

Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Brandt’s Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron

Mew Gull
Iceland (Thayer's) Gull
California Gull
Herring Gull

Glaucous-winged Gull
Bald Eagle

Peregrine Falcon
Anna's Hummingbird
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Pileated Woodpecker

Northern Flicker
European Starling
Brewer’s Blackbird
Red-winged Blackbird
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Golden-crowned Kinglet
Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper
Pacific Wren
Bewick’s Wren
American Robin
Varied Thrush

Western Meadowlark
Spotted Towhee
Fox Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch 

Pine Siskin
House Sparrow

      Western Meadowlark: 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!
The Sunday Bird Walk on March 03, 2019 will be going to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store (6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo) at 9:00am or at the parking lot at Neck Point Park, off Hammond Bay Road, at about 9:15am.
The Tuesday Bird Walk on March 05, 2019 will be going to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the corner of Plummer Road and Shorewood Drive on the ocean side of highway 19a at about 9:10 am.
Good birding
Neil Robins 
6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo, B.C. V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669, Email: thebackyard@shaw.ca

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