Winter Warmer Sale!
SAVE 20% on Select Items*
Tilley Winter Hats, Tilley Walking & Outdoor Socks & Bird-friendly Coffee
January 20 - 31, 2023
*Valid only at Wild Birds Unlimited Guelph. One discount per purchase. Offer not valid on previous purchases or sale items. Offer valid in-store only. While supplies last.
Drink Bird Friendly! Help the Birds with Every Sip!
The coffee you drink is more important than you think! A great cup of coffee in the morning is just the pick-me-up you need, and making it bird-friendly makes it even better by protecting migratory birds!
By choosing bird-friendly coffee, you are helping to protect the habitat migratory birds like warblers, tanagers and orioles, need to survive!
Birds and Beans Coffee is certified bird friendly, certified organic, fairly traded and shade grown. The bags are even certified backyard compostable!
Watch the video below to learn more about how the coffee you choose can help the birds.
Helping to Tame Winter for Your Birds
A high fat diet…the medical books say it’s just not good for us.
Well, it’s a good thing that birds can’t read! Because a diet high in fat is an absolute necessity for many of them to be able to survive the rigours of winter.
For birds, fat is fuel. It is the most concentrated energy source that a bird can consume and it is the only dietary component that is absorbed completely intact by their body. Stored body fat is the primary energy supply that fuels a bird throughout the winter.
Keeping warm is costly. A bird expends about 60% of its energy generating body heat. To stay warm, songbirds may use up 75-80% of their fat reserves during a single winter’s night. That’s equivalent to shedding, and then replacing 10% of their weight in the form of body fat, every twenty-four hours.
Even in areas lacking bitter temperatures, the most overlooked winter survival challenge for birds is having to endure the long period of darkness during the night. While roosting, a small songbird needs to sustain itself for 13-15 hours, solely by using its fat reserves for fuel.
For these birds, the daily challenge is to find enough food to not only make it through each day, but to also replace their fat reserves for the coming night -- all in the course of limited daylight hours.
So, this is where you come in.
Have you noticed how ravenously the birds eat at your bird feeders during the winter, especially first thing in the morning and just before dusk? Your birds are probably taking full advantage of the high-fat foods you are offering to quickly replenish their much needed fat reserves.
High fat foods are a critical necessity that you can provide your birds to help them survive the challenges of winter. By providing a reliable source of these foods, such as all types of suet, Winter SuperBlend® SuperSuet® and Bark Butter® products, you can truly make winter a little tamer for your backyard birds.
The Great Backyard Bird Count
February 17 - 20, 2023
Join the world and count the birds! A great way to enjoy nature, watch the birds and help scientists. Anyone can participate! A great activity for Family Day weekend! Count the birds for as little as 15 minutes of one of the 4 days. Report your sightings, whether you only see a few or lots, it all helps!
For more information on how to participate visit the Great Backyard Bird Count website.
November 1st, 2022 - April 30th, 2023
Become a Citizen Scientist and make your birds count! It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3!
1. Choose your site - where you love to watch the birds!
2. Count the birds that visit
3. Enter your data online.
For more information and to register visit birdscanada.org/feederwatch or click the link below. Everyone can take part!
Join today and make your birds count!