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, 9 October 2021

Nanaimo Bird Report, October 7 2021

 

The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store Weekly Bird Report   Nanaimo Bird Report, October 7 2021 BIRD REPORT“EXPLORE NATURE”---GO BIRDING: To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or

The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store

Weekly Bird Report

 

Nanaimo Bird Report, October 7 2021

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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Snow Goose (J. Morrison)

Tuesday October 5, 2021:

The Tuesday Bird Walk was cancelled due to weather, but nine birders braved the weather.

9 Birders saw and heard the following 31 species:

 

Snow Goose

Canada Goose

American Wigeon

Green-winged Teal

Harlequin Duck

Surf Scoter

White-winged Scoter

Black Scoter

Common Merganser

Common Loon

Pacific Loon

Red-necked Grebe

Horned Grebe

Pelagic Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

 

Bald Eagle

Merlin

Killdeer

Black Oystercatcher

California Gull

Glaucous-winged Gull

Rock Pigeon

Belted Kingfisher

American/Northwestern Crow

American Robin

Spotted Towhee

Song Sparrow

Golden-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

 

Northern Shovelers (R. Hocken)

Sunday October 3, 2021:

The Sunday Bird Walk went to Maki Road Trail in south Nanaimo. The weather was sunny with a light breeze. A few highlights from the walk were being able to watch a Wilson’s Snipe feeding, good views of Yellow-rumped Warblers and seeing 2 Peregrine Falcons fly over.

13 Birders saw and heard the following 36 species:

Mallard

Northern Shoveler

Green-winged Teal

Common Merganser

California Quail

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

Bald Eagle

Cooper’s Hawk

Peregrine Falcon

Virginia Rail

Wilson’s Snipe

Mew Gull

California Gull

Glaucous-winged Gull

Anna’s Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Downy Woodpeck

Pileated Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Common Raven

American / Northwestern Crow

Steller’s Jay

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Brown Creeper

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Bewick’s Wren

American Robin

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler

Red-winged Blackbird

Spotted Towhee

Song Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Purple Finch

Pine Siskin

 

 

Sandhill Crane (J. Morrison)

 

Monday October 4, 2021:

A few reports of Sandhill Cranes flying south, from Nanoose Bay and central Nanaimo.

We are also receiving more reports of Steller’s Jays regularly visiting the backyard feeders.

The Backyard Bird Walks

 

Our bird walks go out Sunday mornings in Nanaimo and Tuesday mornings in Parksville and Qualicum Beach area, are easy walks that go for two to three hours (back for lunch is the plan). Bring binoculars and a field guide. The walks are weather pending.

Please check our blog (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) for any cancelations.

 

Covid-19 Precautions

·     Do not attend if you feel ill.

·     Please respect social distancing, 2 meters or 6 feet.

·     Wear your mask when unable to maintain social distancing.

Thank you.

 

The Tuesday Bird Walk, October 19, 2021

This Tuesday Bird Walk will be going to Rathtrevor Provincial Park.

Meet at the Parksville Tourist Information Center parking lot, located by Hwy 19A, Northwest Bay Road and Franklin’s Gull Road in Parksville, at 9:00 am or meet at the main parking area by the beach entrance at 9:10.

 

The Sunday Bird Walk October 10, 2021

This Sunday Bird Walk is cancelled for the long weekend.

The walks will resume October 17 and will be going to Nanaimo River Estuary.

Meet at The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store at 9:00am or at the end of Raines Road in Cedar at 9:15 am. Weather pending.

 

Good birding!

Colin Bartlett

 

The Backyard

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

Email: thebackyard@shaw.ca
Blog: www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com

Website: www.thebackyard.ca

 

 

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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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THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE

6314 Metral Drive

Nanaimo B.C.V9T-2L8

Phone: 250-390-3669

Fax: 250-390-1633

Email: thebackyard@shaw.ca

Blog: www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com

Website: www.thebackyard.ca

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Local Links

Vancouver Island University (VIU) Bird Banding

Vancouver Island University (VIU) Canada Goose Project

Nanaimo Area Land Trust (NALT)

Nature Nanaimo 

North Island Wildlife Recovery

Pacific North West Raptors

 

 

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