Vancouver, British Columbia

John & Wendy Morton

John & Wendy Morton

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Vancouver, British Columbia

1302 West Broadway,
(at Birch) FREE PARKING IN REAR
Vancouver, BC V6H 1H2

Phone: (604) 736-2676
Fax: (604) 736-5419
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Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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We can show you how to turn your yard into a birdfeeding habitat that brings song, color and life to your home.

 

Welcome to Wild Birds Unlimited in Vancouver!

 

Male Downy Woodpecker with Juvenile

Fathers Find Their Role
for Raising Young Birds

This month, your yard will become home to a new generation of birds.

But as you're watching fledglings chase their parents, beg for food and learn the necessary skills to survive their new world, look for the presence, or absence, of father birds.

Adult male birds' roles in raising their young differ greatly from one species to another.

For example, male hummingbirds do nothing to help raise the young, their only contribution is to mate with the female.

Chickadee and nuthatch males feed their mates while they are incubating and brooding, but both adults feed the young.

The Bird Father of the Year Award goes to the Downy Woodpecker. Though they share daytime nest duties with their female counterparts, only males incubate and brood at night and roost in the nest until their offspring fledge.

Downy males will also help feed the young after they leave the nest and assist in leading them to food sources such as backyard bird feeders.

Help your birds with high-protein foods like mealworms, peanuts, Jim's Birdacious® Bark Butter® and suet.

These energy-packed foods will entice your birds and their young back to your yard. The young birds will learn the location of your bird food and begin to make return trips on their own.

 

Wren HouseNatural Transitions

June is a month of transitions. It’s even official. With the summer solstice in June, the transition from spring to summer will be certified, at least according to the calendar.

In the early part of the month, the dawn chorus of bird song is so loud as to wake you up, but it will no longer disturb your slumber as July approaches.

At night, lightening bugs increasingly brighten the darkness as the month progresses and the din of mosquitoes and squabbling juvenile raccoons will become almost inescapable.

Lakes and ponds continue to recede in stature and take on a blush of green as algae, duckweed and other wetland plants cover their surface.

The birds in your yard are making transitions, too. Nesting is in full swing early in the month and not so much by the end. As the weeks go by, more and more young birds make appearances at your feeders as they harass their parents for an easy meal.

The question of, “where are all of my hummingbirds” is finally answered as a new crop of youngsters leave the nest and descend on the feeders.

Even the birds’ appearance starts to change. As the molting season begins to take hold, their once brilliant, well-groomed breeding plumage gives way to a messy, disheveled look.

Be sure keep your eyes and ears open during this month of transition, and visit us for the expert advice and quality hobby products you will need to weather all of the changes.

 

WBU Eliminator™ Squirrel Proof Feeder

Protect your seed bounty from squirrels with our Eliminator. When a squirrel touches the perch ring, its weight closes the seed ports, foiling its seed-stealing plot. The Eliminator's unique technology allows you to set the sensitivity level, so you can also exclude large birds such as pigeons or doves.

It's easy to hang, holds three and a half quarts of seed and is backed with a limited lifetime guarantee. This feeder also features a special seed ventilation system that helps keep seed fresher.

The Eliminator can be disassembled and assembled with no tools, and all of its parts are top shelf dishwasher safe.