Vancouver, British Columbia

Mark & Laura Eburne

Mark & Laura Eburne

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: 11:00 am - 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.

Image result for canada dayWe will be CLOSED Saturday July 1 for Canada Day. Store will be open Sunday July 2 11:00 - 5:00. 

Enjoy a happy and safe holiday!

Fledglings

Young Bird Fledglings Experience Life Away from the Nest

This summer, parents across the country will spend countless hours with their children, taking them to places they’ve never seen before. The same can be said for the millions of wild bird families that will be introducing their young fledglings to a whole new world of experiences.

People who only feed the birds during the winter miss out on many fun and fascinating wild bird "family" activities. By mid-spring and throughout much of the summer, fledglings leave the nest and continue to be fed by their parents, while also being taught to eat from feeders. Watching this fun and fascinating activity is one of the true payoffs of the bird feeding hobby.

Here are some characteristics and behaviors to look for when watching these fledgling birds as they begin to leave the nest:

  • Fledglings are about the same size as adults, but often their plumage color is muted and similar to adult females.
  • In some species, fledglings' tails are shorter than the adults', because the tail feathers are still growing. A recent research study demonstrated that supplemental bird feeding provides a direct nutritional benefit that supports higher-quality feather growth for birds like these fledglings.
  • 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 hole.
  • Chickadee fledglings follow their parents to the bird feeder and perch nearby as the parents go to get food. They either wait, looking like they are waiting to be served, or they call incessantly "teeship teeship" and flutter their wings until fed.
  • After one to three weeks, the parents stop feeding their fledglings and may even peck at them if they persist in begging for food.

Some foods are better than others for new fledglings. Insects are highly favored, so mealworms are attractive to parents feeding young. Jim’s Birdacious® Bark Butter® and Bark Butter Bits are also excellent as they are highly nutritious, easily carried, and easily swallowed.

It’s a perfect time to be seasonally savvy with your bird foods. Stop by the store and we'll help you pick out the the high protein and high fat foods that will help to get your neighborhood fledglings off to a strong start. 

 

How to Enjoy Feeding the Birds in the Summer

 

NEW! Hum-Bug protein Feeder

No need to buy food! Using only bananas & peels, the Humm-Bug is completely safe and all natural! In just a few days, you will have an unlimited supply of protein packed fruit flies your hummingbirds to enjoy! 

Watch the video to see hummingbirds enjoying their meal.  

 

Attract even MORE birds

This month as you are 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. Male bird roles differ greatly from one species to another.

  • Downy Woodpecker fathers share the daytime duties with their female counterparts, however only males incubate and brood at night and roost I the nest until their offspring fledge.

Help your birds with high protein foods like mealworms, peanuts, Jims Birdacious Bark Butter and Suet.

 

Suet

Suet is available at a lot of stores. However, not all suet is created equal, and finding the best for your birds can be tricky if you just grab the least expensive option on the shelf. Look at all we do to provide your birds with the best, most nutritional suet.

  • We use the highest quality food grade tallow/beef suet to ensure quality and freshness.
  • Our suet blends are formulated with increased amounts of fat and protein to provide birds with a nutritious, high-energy food.
  • Our suet blends include ingredients that are proven to be more attractive to birds - peanuts, tree nuts, fruit and mealworms.
  • We never add undesirable fillers or unnecessary vitamins or minerals.

Stop by the store to pick up some suet; your birds will know the difference. Try No Melt suet for those really hot days.  Special binders mean that it wont drip like some other suets do. 

 

Over 100 different species of birds have been attracted with Bark Butter.  A nutritious, nutty treat for your birds. Plus, added calcium makes it an ideal food source for fledglings - great for bone development.

Available in cake, convenient bark butter bits and economical tub.  Try some today!

 

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Want to get a better focus on the wonders in his backyard? Travelling overseas?  We have a wide range of Vortex and Eagle Optics binoculars and spotting scopes. And they're on sale!* 

 

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