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.

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

What to do if You Find a Baby Bird 

It's nesting season, and lots of new baby birds are being brought into the world! This means that some of you may run into a baby bird by itself outside of it's nest, and this can be a confusing situation to be in. You want to help the bird, but you also want to make sure you do it in the safest way possible. And that's great! Here's a helpful info-graphic to help you take the right steps for different scenarios. 

Here are a few resources you can use if you need to contact help:

Call your local veterinarian's office for assistance and ask if they will accept it!
North Island Wildlife Recovery: https://www.niwra.org/
Wildlife Rescue Association: https://www.wildliferescue.ca/animal/bird/


Tuesday, 25 May 2021

 Lunar Eclipse May 26th

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, there will be a total lunar eclipse! This eclipse is being called a "super flower blood moon" according to this great article by CBC. The eclipse will start around 2:45am and end around 4:45am, so if you're a night owl or an early riser, be sure to catch it!

Here are some great links for more info:

CBC article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/lunar-eclipse-may-1.6034691

Vancouver Island eclipse schedule: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/@6173336











Monday, 17 May 2021

 Closed on Monday, May 24th for Victoria Day!

Just wanted to let everyone know that we will closed on Monday, May 24th for Victoria day! We will back open and ready for business again on Tuesday, May 25th.


Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Mom's Love the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store!



Mother's Day weekend is coming up, and our store is a great place to shop for the perfect gift! Come in and check out our limited-time display filled with lots of goodies to let Mom know she's appreciated. If you're looking to shop from home, look through our website and make an online order! We look forward to helping you find a unique gift to show your love. 






Thursday, 22 April 2021

 Happy Earth Day!

We're wishing everyone a happy Earth Day, and hope that we can all celebrate keeping the Earth healthy and happy so we can continue to appreciate all the beauty in the world around us. It's important for everybody to have a safe environment, including the birds! By doing our part to reduce global warming and supporting eco-friendly products, we hope to make the world a better place for the wonderful birds in our backyards. If you come into our store, be sure to check out our Eco-Chic shopping bags! They are just one of the many ways we can all work towards being more conscious of the Earth and our environment. Happy birding!

Saturday, 17 April 2021

 

Find the Birds: A wonderful educational mobile game designed by a passionate 15-year old

Adam Dhalla, a Coquitlam BC resident, has just released a mobile game that makes it easier than ever to learn about the beautiful birds you can find out in our world. His goal when creating the game was to accurately simulate the birding experience for players in a virtual setting. With birding gatherings being difficult during the Covid-19 pandemic, it is a great tool to learn about the birds you may see around you, and can be fantastic for all ages! Below we've attached a CBC article, the game's website, and the download links so you can learn more about this new and exciting movement for the birding community! We here at the Backyard Wild Bird and Nature Store can't wait to try it out, and we hope you will too. 

CBC Article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/find-the-birds-launch-1.5985369

Find the Birds Website: https://findthebirds.com/

Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/find-the-birds/id1555789387

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ThoughtGenerationSociety.FindtheBirds

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Surge of Pine Siskins at Backyard Feeders

 A lot of backyard feeders are experiencing a surge of Pine Siskins visiting this winter. Pine Siskins do everything in a colony from nesting, feeding, traveling and also lots of squabbling. A problem common to birds that move in a colony is disease. As the birds are so close to each other diseases can pass through colony quickly.

The best way to help prevent disease around your bird feeders and water supplies is to clean your feeders regularly, at least every two weeks. A bleach solution of 1 part bleach to 9 parts water is a good all round cleaner for you bird feeders and bird baths. Also clean up any seed that is under the feeders weekly and move the feeder’s location periodically so the disease is not concentrated in one location.