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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.
Attract All the Birds with the Flying Start Combo; get Ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count
Help Your Birds Survive Extreme Winter Weather: You can play a vital role in helping birds as extreme winter weather occurs. Feeding the birds becomes critical at these times. A reliable supply of food can mean the difference between life and death for a bird.
Food is the most essential element, providing birds with the energy, stamina and nutrition they need. To stay warm, birds will expend energy very quickly, some losing up to 10% of their body weight on extremely cold nights. An ample supply of easily accessible high-calorie foods such as sunflower, nuts, suet and Bark Butter is crucial to a bird's survival.
The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is fun, simple, and beneficial to birds and science. It's a study that helps better define bird ranges, populations, migration pathways and habitat needs.
The GBBC is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. It's sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited and takes place February 12 - 15. Participants count birds in their backyards, local parks or other locations. Those tallies are then reported online through the GBBC site. This links you with scientists, providing feedback through graphics, animated maps and other regularly-updated information. It's a fun activity to share with your kids and family - and a great way to introduce someone to the hobby of backyard bird feeding!
Our Flying Start® Combo is the perfect way to attract birds to your yard for the GBBC. This is a great feeder and food combo that will help you discover which birds are in your backyard. With different foods for different birds, you'll see what birds are attracted to each food and which food is eaten faster or slower.
Weir & City Park Birding- Sat. Feb. 13th (1-3pm): We will look for waterfowl at the weir and walk some back alleys looking for songbirds at bird feeders. We'll finish with an optional stop for hot beverages at City Perks Coffee Shop on 7th Ave. Meet at the Weir parking lot and wear your binoculars. Leader: Carol Blenkin (306-244-1927).
Thanks Peter Flood for an excellent in-store talk on the astonishing anatomy of our avian friends. Anatomy can be so much fun!
Su Rynard's wide-ranging and contemplative documentary THE MESSENGER explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own. Moving from the northern reaches of the Boreal Forest to the base of Mount Ararat in Turkey to the streets of New York, THE MESSENGER brings us face-to-face with a remarkable variety of human-made perils that have devastated thrushes, warblers, orioles, tanagers, grosbeaks and many other airborne music-makers. In ancient times humans looked to the flight and songs of birds to protect the future. Today once again, birds have something to tell us. Mark your calendar for Wed. Mar. 16th (7pm); tickets at the Broadway Theatre
NOTE: If you'd like to share your photos of birds please do so on ourFacebookor bring them into the store for our bulletin board.