Joy of Bird Feeding

Share the Gift of Joy

The delight of seeing so many active and energetic birds at your feeders, and knowing that you are having a positive impact on the quality of their lives, makes feeding the birds a real joy; especially this time of the year. The best part is that this joy is available to everyone.

More than 180 bird species can be attracted to yards across North America with the right food, water and shelter. Any given yard can attract 60 or more kinds of birds. That’s a lot of joy and all of it right outside your window!

Winter is a great time to watch the different types of birds at your feeders. Woodpeckers are busy eating mouthfuls of suet. Juncos and sparrows hurriedly scour the ground for millet. The yearly Finch Forecast by Ron Pittaway is predicting a possible erruption of finches this year too! Keep your eyes out for Evening Grosbeaks, Common Redpolls, Pine Siskins. We've already seen a few of these in and around Guelph! Let us know what you see in your backyard! (our Facebook page is a great place to keep up to date on any unusual or new arrivals). 

Bird feeding is a fun and educational hobby, and this is the season to share it with everyone!

Stop by the store this month and share the joy of the birds with us. We have the best seed, feeders, nature gifts and advice, and we can help you introduce this wonderfully joyful hobby to your neighbours, friends and family. We look forward to helping find the perfect gift this season!! Don't forget we also offer FREE gift wrapping! See our Top Gift Ideas page to get you started.