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.

Friday, 9 August 2019

Tuesday Bird Walk August 6, 2019

Tuesday Bird Walk

Parksville/Qualicum Beach

On August 6 the Tuesday Bird Walk went to Columbia Beach by French Creek. The morning was sunny and warm with very little breeze. A few highlights from the walk were a Great Horned Owl, Long-billed Dowitcher along with Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs and these were seen at the end of Admiral Tyron Blvd by French Creek. Not much was happening on the water side but there were 8 Black Oystercatchers feeding on the beach. Our parking lot bird was a Common Loon.

Long-billed Dowitcher, photo by Ralph Hocken

Twelve birders including birders saw and heard the following forty three (43) species:

Common Loon

Pelagic Cormorant

Canada Goose

Great Blue Heron


Copper’s Hawk

Bald Eagle

Turkey Vulture


California Quail

Long-billed Dowitcher

Greater Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Spotted Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper


Black Oystercatchers

California Gull

Glaucous-winged Gull

Pigeon Guillemot

Belted Kingfisher

Eurasian Collared Dove

Great Horned Owl

Anna’s Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Northern Flicker

Willow Flycatcher

Northwestern Crow

Common Raven

Purple Martin

Warbling Vireo

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

European Starling

Yellow Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler

Black-headed Grosbeak

Spotted Towhee

White-crowned Sparrow

House Finch

House Sparrow


The Sunday Bird Walk: there will be NO Bird Walk on August 11th.

The Tuesday Bird Walk on August 13, 2019 will be going to Deep Bay. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking area) in Parksville at 9:00 am or meet at the marina parking lot in Deep Bay at 9:30 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

1 comment:

Catcher of the Wry said...

You appear to be abandoning the Sunday bird walk... is that correct?