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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, 5 March 2019

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, March 5, 2019, 2019

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, March 5, 2019, 2019
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. The morning was sunny but cool with strong winds off the Strait of Georgia.  A flock of Canada Geese, one Greater White-fronted Goose, one Snow Goose and several flocks of Brant were seen on the walk.  Six Gadwall, one Eurasian Wigeon, two Eurasian Teal were seen along the estuary. A Western Grebe, a large flock of Ancient Murrelets, many Common Murre and a Brandt’s Cormorant were seen on the Strait.  Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Anna's Hummingbirds and Golden-crowned Kinglets were spotted along the trails.
Twenty-two birders including visiting birders from Calgary saw and heard the following fifty-four species: 
Canada Goose
Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose
Eurasian Wigeon

American Wigeon
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Eurasian Teal

Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Greater Scaup

Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Western Grebe

Ancient Murrelet
Common Murre
Brandt’s Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron

Mew Gull
Iceland-(Thayer's) Gull
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven 

Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Anna's Hummingbird
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet

Bewick’s Wren
American Robin
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Golden-crowned Sparrow

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

Purple Finch
Pine Siskin

Eurasian Wigeon, 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 10, 2019 will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store (6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo) at 9:00am or at the end of Shelly Road, on the ocean side of highway 19a at about 9:30am.
The Tuesday Bird Walk on March12, 2019 will be going to 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 the parking area on Admiral Tryon Boulevard, off Columbia Drive on the ocean side of highway 19a at about 9:20am.
Good birding
Neil Robins 
6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo, B.C. V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669Email: thebackyard@shaw.ca

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