Save 15% or Buy three; Get one FREE!
Save 15% on individual bags or Buy three 5lb or 10lb bags of peanuts in the shell and get the fourth bag FREE!*
*Includes roasted peanuts in the shell. Valid on in-store purchases only. One discount per purchase. Not valid with other discounts or previous purchases. Valid now thru 03/24/19 at the North Vancouver and Vancouver WBU Locations.
Getting Ready For Nesting
The early morning’s chorus is growing louder now as the birds repeatedly sing their beautiful songs to attract a mate and defend their territory. It is a sure sign that many of our resident birds are very busy with nesting preparations.
A new generation of birds will soon be entering the world and the food we provide can make a significant difference on how well they will thrive and survive in our own backyards.
By providing bird food, you can help breeding females spend less time searching for food and more time selecting better nesting sites and constructing higher quality nests. Both adults will also have more time available for protecting their nest, eggs and young from predators.
Research studies have also shown that birds with access to bird feeders will often lay their eggs earlier than those without feeders. This is significant because earlier broods typically have better rates of survival and fledging success than later ones.
Not only is the availability of ample food important, the nutritional content of that food is crucial.
Birds routinely time their nesting activity to coincide with the availability of high-protein foods. The need for protein substantially increases for birds during periods of egg-laying. Obtaining a sufficient amount of protein determines the number of eggs a bird is able to produce and significantly impacts the growth rate and health of young birds. High protein is also crucial for feather development and molting.
Without sufficient calcium levels birds don’t reproduce well. If adult birds does not obtain enough calcium they may not lay as many eggs as normal. In egg-laying females, calcium is used for shell formation. In chicks it is used for bone formation.
Wild Birds Unlimited’ s new Nesting SuperBlend™ is a great bird food to help you provide the essential protein & calcium needed by nesting families. This high protein seed blend is packed full of sunflower chips, peanuts, mealworms, bark butter bits, nutrasaff, tree nuts and calcium. This blend is perfect for birds getting ready to nest, while they nest and for the young when they leave the nest.
Join us Saturday March 16th for our Nesting Education Day
Meet the Certified Bird Specialist at Wild Birds Unlimited to learn all about nesting birds, the types of nests and how best to get Birds to nest in your yard.
Build your own Chickadee nesting Box from 11:00 - 3:00.
Space is limited so come early and enjoy the fun!
Going on a Bird Walk or just want to get more from your hobby?
Meet Paul Sattery, Vortex Binocular Regional Sales Representative, to learn which binoculars or scopes are best for you, the little tips and tricks to get the most from your binoculars In store 11:00 - 3:00.
All Binoculars and Spotting Scopes on Sale!
It's Mason Bee time too.
Those busy pollinators will be out soon buzzing around the garden. Make sure you have a home for them. See our full selection in store.
We also have mason bee cocoons to help get you started. Find out More about Mason Bees Here!