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.

Thursday, 20 June 2019

TUESDAY BIRD WALK - Springwood Park

Tuesday Bird Walk

Parksville/Qualicum Beach

On June 18 the Tuesday bird walk went to Springwood Park in Parksville. The morning was sunny and winds light. Highlight of the walk was watching three American Kestrels in the field of Coldwater road. Also was able to observe a Willow Flycatcher and Chipping Sparrow in the same area. There were plenty of songs and calls happening on the walk through the woods with Swainson’s Thrush, Warbling Vireos and Orange-crowned Warblers.

American Kestrel, photo by Ralph Hocken

Eight birders saw and heard the following Twenty eight (28) species:

Turkey Vulture

Bald Eagle

American Kestrel

Anna’s Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Northern Flicker

Pacific-sloped Flycatcher

Willow Flycatcher

Common Raven

Northwestern Crow

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper


Bewick’s Wren

Warbling Vireo

Cassin’s Vireo

American Robin

Swainson’s Thrush

Orange-crowned Warbler

Yellow Warbler

MacGillivray’s Warbler

Spotted Towhee

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

American Goldfinch

Pine Siskin


The Sunday Bird Walk on June 23, 2019 will be going to Hemer Park in Cedar. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store (6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo) at 9:00 am or at the parking at the end of Hemer road at 9:20 am.

The Tuesday Bird Walk on June 25, 2019 will be going to the Englishman River Estuary. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking area) in Parksville at 9:00 am or at the end of Shelley road at 9:15 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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