We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
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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Mon - Fri: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
*Of equal or lesser value. For DSC members only. Valid only at the Vancouver and North Vancouver Wild Birds Unlimited Stores. One discount per purchase. Not valid with other discounts or previous purchases. Offer valid 07/20/17 thru 07/31/17.
Feed the Birds NOT the squirrels
No other food attracts a wider variety of birds all year round.
A Fun, easy and convenient way to feed suet.
Families opting to stay close to home this summer won’t have to travel any farther than their backyards for fun and entertainment. Across the country, adult woodpeckers are introducing their young fledglings to a whole new world of experiences.
People who only feed the birds during the winter miss out on summer bird feeding fun and fascinating wild bird ‘family life’ activities. By mid-summer, woodpecker fledglings begin leaving the nest and are fed and taught to eat from feeders by their parents; a fascinating interaction to observe.
The health and growth rate of a fledgling is determined by the amount of nutritional foods it consumes. High-protein and high-calcium foods are especially important until a bird is full grown. Fledglings require a lot of protein to help them grow strong, properly-colored feathers and strong flight muscles.
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.
You can recognize Downy and other woodpecker fledglings by their fresh and dapper plumage, whereas that of the adults is worn and dusky from their repeated trips in and out of the nest cavity.
After a few weeks, the parents stop feeding their fledglings and may even peck at them if they persist in begging for food to get them to feed themselves.
With lots of young woodpeckers around and the molting process in full swing, woodpeckers are seeking the extra calories and proteins that feeders can provide.
Visit us soon and we’ll make sure you have the expert advice and quality hobby products you need to make friends with some of the cutest birds in the neighborhood.
Feeding suet can be a year-round activity. It is fun and exciting to see the different kinds of birds that can be attracted by providing suet. Suet and suet doughs allow you to feed the birds year round. The melting point of suet doughs are designed with a higher melting point (54-65 degrees Celsius) and work well in warmer weather.
TIP: Freeze your suet before putting it in the feeder. This will make the cake contract, allowing it to slip into the cage more easily and reduce waste.
The indian Meal Moth is a common pest in stored grain, cereal, dried fruit, flours, pet food as well as bird seed. If you find moths or moth larvae in you bird food do not worry. It does not mean that the bird food is bad or unsafe for the birds. In fact, you birds will enjoy the extra protein. How to deal with pantry moths, click here