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.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Parksville Tuesday Bird Walk June 25, 2019

Tuesday Bird Walk

Parksville/Qualicum Beach

On June 25 the Tuesday bird walk went to the Englishman River Estuary, Shelly road, in Parksville. The morning was sunny and winds were light. Highlight of the walk was a Great Horned Owl roosting in a tree near the trail entrance off of Mills street. There was plenty of other birds to see at that location including, House Finch, Purple Finch, American Goldfinch, Pine Siskin’s, Yellow Warbler, and Bushtits.

Great Horned Owl, photo by Hans Laue

Fifteen birders including birders from Texas saw and heard the following forty five (45) species:

Canada Goose


Common Merganser

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

Bald Eagle

Great Horned Owl


Anna’s Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Northern Flicker

Downy Woodpecker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Pacific-sloped Flycatcher

Willow Flycatcher

Common Raven

Northwestern Crow

Violet-green Swallow

Tree Swallow

Warbling Vireo

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper


Bewick’s Wren

Pacific Wren

American Robin

Swainson’s Thrush

European Starling

Orange-crowned Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Western Tanager

Brewer’s Blackbird

Browned-headed Cowbird

Spotted Towhee

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Red Crossbill

House Finch

Purple Finch

American Goldfinch

Pine Siskin

The Sunday Bird Walk: next Sunday walk will be on July 28.

The Tuesday Bird Walk on July 2, 2019 will be going to Lot 10 in Qualicum Beach. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking area) in Parksville at 9:00 am or at the end of Kinkade road, left off hwy19a when traveling up island, at 9:20 a.m. 

Please Note:
Check this site (
www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!  

Good birding
Colin Bartlett

The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
6314 Metral Drive V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669

Email: thebackyard@shaw.ca


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