Peanut Sale

 Peanut Sale

Saturday January 21st is Squirrel Appreciation Day! 

Many backyard birds love to eat peanuts, a food so popular that it even has its own day of celebration. .

Add a peanut feeder to your yard to attract birds such as titmice, jays, chickadees, woodpeckers and nuthatches. Along with seed and suet, all of these birds will eat peanut pieces, which are high in fat and protein. It is fun to watch the behavior and antics of birds that come to peanut feeders. Stop by our store and we'll show you how to get in on the fun.

Save 15% on All Peanuts, in-shell and shelled

Save 15% on all Squirrel feeders and corn too! 

 


* Valid on in-store purchases only. One discount per purchase. Not valid with other discounts or previous purchases. Valid now thru 01/28/23 at Vancouver Wild Birds Unlimited

Find out how to attract more birds with peanuts here!

 

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 rigors 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.

 

Project Feederwatch


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

 

 


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