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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, 19 March 2019

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, March 19, 2019:


 Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, March 19, 2019:
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Little Qualicum River Estuary in north Qualicum Beach. The morning was sunny with calm winds off the Strait of Georgia.  Large flocks of Gulls including Bonaparte Gulls, Mew Gulls, California Gulls, Iceland Gull (Thayer’s) Gulls and Glaucous-winged Gull were seen all morning offshore.  Bald Eagles flew over the flocks several times and there was a cloud of gulls lifting off the strait. A large number of Western Grebes were seen further off shore giving us great views. Killdeer, Black Oystercatchers, Black-bellied Plovers and Black Turnstones were seen along the shoreline.  Several flocks of Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoters and Long-tail Ducks were heading up the strait.
Twenty birders including a visiting birder from Calgary saw and head the following fifty-four species:
Brant
Canada Geese
Mallard
Green-winged Teal
Eurasian Wigeon
American Widgeon
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Long-tail Duck
Bufflehead
Northern Pintail
Common Goldeneye
Red-necked Grebe
Western Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Merganser
Common Loon
Pacific Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
Rhinoceros Auklet
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Killdeer
Black Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Black Turnstone
Bonaparte Gull
Mew Gull
California Gull
Iceland Gull(Thayer’s) Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Eurasian-collared Dove
California Quail
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Northern Flicker
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Anna’s Hummingbird
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
American Robin
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewers Blackbird
House Finch
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin

Black-bellied Plover:  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 24, 2019 will be going to the Bowen Park in Nanaimo. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store (6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo) at 9:00am or at the main Parking lot by the Bowing Green at Bowen Park at about 9:15am.


The Tuesday Bird Walk on March 26, 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 Park at about 9:10am.

Good birding
Neil Robins 

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

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