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.

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Nanaimo Weekly Bird Report August 27 2019

The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Weekly Bird Report

Nanaimo Bird Report, August 27 2019
BIRD REPORT“EXPLORE NATURE”---GO BIRDING:
To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at thebackyard@shaw.caPlease remember, when reporting a sighting to leave your name and phone number along with the date the species was seen and location of your sighting.
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Please Note
Please check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!
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Sunday Bird Walk, August 25, 2019

Thirteen birders saw a total of 27 species when visiting Buttertubs Marsh in
Naniamo.

Wood Duck

Mallard

Pied-billed Grebe

Turkey Vulture

Merlin

Eurasian-collared Dove

Anna's Hummingbird

Northern Flicker

Northwestern Crow

Common Raven

Steller's Jay

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Marsh Wren

Willow Flycatcher

Cedar Waxwing

Purple Martin

Cassins Vireo

Red-tailed Hawk

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Fox Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Red-winged Blackbird

House Finch

House Sparrow

Purple Finch

Western Tananger


Tuesday Bird Walk, August 28, 2019

Nine birders saw 36 species on the Tuesday bird walk visiting Little Qualicum River Estuary in Parksville.
Snow Goose
Canada Goose
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Common Merganser
Red-necked Grebe
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Anna's Hummingbird
Killdeer
Western Sandpiper
Pigeon Guillemot
Marbled Murrelet
Rhinoceros Auklet
Bonaparte's Gull
Mew Gull
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Merlin
Steller's Jay
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Violet-green Swallow
Red-breasted Nuthatch
European Starling
White-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow

August 26, 2019
Our retired bird walk guide Neil reports the following thirty-three species seen from Plummer Road to Deep Bay.
Common Loon
Pacific Loon
Red-necked Grebe
Western Grebe
Pelagic Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Canada Geese
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Common Merganser
Turkey Vulture
Killdeer
Black Oystercatcher
Black Turnstone
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Semipalmated Plover
Long-tailed Jaeger
Bonaparte Gull
California Gull
Heermann’s Gull
Glaucous Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Common Murre
Pigeon Guillemot
Marbled Guillemot
Cassin’s Auklet
Rhinoceros Auklet
Steller’s Jay
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
European Starling

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Backyard Feeder Notes:
We have had increasaed reports of Stellar's Jays visiting feeders in the Naniamo area. Last week we started to have reports of Stellar's Jays on rural Jinglepot properties, and this week we have started receiving reports of them visiting properties around Brannen Lake.
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The Tuesday Bird Walk September 3 2019, 2019:
Will be going to Columbia Beach in French Creek. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking area) in Parksville at 9:00 am or at the parking area on Admiral Tyron blvd, at 9:20 a.m.
The Sunday Bird Walk:
There will be no Bird Walk this Sunday September 1st  due to the Labour Day long weekend.
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