We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
330A 2600 8th Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7H0V7
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Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
We are closed on Stat. Holidays
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Help Birds Survive the Heat
During hot conditions, you will be doing yourself and your birds a big favor by providing them with a reliable source of water.
Water is crucial to birds. Whether they are feeder visitors or not, birds need water. Offering a dependable source of water is probably the simplest and most important step you can take to greatly increase the variety of birds in your yard.
It can also significantly increase your enjoyment of your birds by allowing you to watch their often comical antics as they drink, bathe and preen.
However, as entertaining as it is for us, water (or the lack thereof) can be deadly for birds. Birds must be ready to fly at all times, and bathing is a critical part of feather maintenance and staying in top-flight condition.
Water is also vitally important when it's extremely hot and a bird's ability to regulate its body temperature becomes stressed. Birds do not sweat and must remove excess body heat through their respiratory system. So when temperatures rise, a bird's respiration rate increases, sometimes to the point that it can be seen panting like a dog. This activity dehydrates birds and increases their need for a reliable source of water to replace lost fluids.
So, while the addition of a bird bath, fountain or mister to your yard can supply hours of enjoyable bird watching entertainment for you, it may also be providing a lifesaving necessity.
Wed. Jul. 30th(6:30-8:00pm): Have you ever met the fastest animal on our planet? Here's your chance to see beautiful Peregrine Falcons up close with Dr. Lynn Oliphant. Meet at Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop before 6:30pm and we will carpool approximately 20 minutes.
Sat. Jul. 26th (8am-2pm) - Shorebirds SE Saskatoon: A drive south of Saskatoon looking for shorebirds and other species. Meet at the NW corner of the parking lot for the Centre at Circle and 8th. Leaders: John Patterson (249-0468) and Kyron Giroux (955-2473).
Butterflies VI - Sun. Aug. 3rd (1:30pm-4:30pm): Learn how to identify our butterflies. Bring rubber boots. Trip will be cancelled if weather is poor. Meet at the NW corner of the parking lot for the Centre at Circle and 8th. Leader: Anna Leighton (306-665-6074).
Wildflower hike at Big Valley - Sat. Aug. 9th: The Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan (NPSS) is organizing a field trip to look for wild flowers on the Big Valley Nature Conservancy Property near Lumsden. Please register in advance with NPSS by phoning 306-668-3940.
Perdue Shorebirds - Sun. Aug. 10th (9am-4pm): We will look for shorebirds at Vanscoy lakes north of Perdue and also at Catherwood lake. Bring a lunch. Meet at the Western Development Museum parking lot on Lorne Ave. Leader: Guy Wapple (249-3280)
Forestry Farm Park birding - Sat. Aug. 23rd (8am-10:30am): We will walk through the park searching for fall warblers and other songbirds. Meet at the south side of the main parking lot. Leaders: Heather and Kyron Giroux(306-955-2473).
Wild Weekends are back! Jun.28th - Sep. 1st (10am-4pm): Saskatoon Zoo Society Interpreter Cathy Bartsch will be at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo on Saturdays and Sundays (and holiday Mondays) this summer. Look for Cathy with her special animal artifact touch tables or wild animal talks throughout the zoo.
We now have Swiss Army products available.
Help Bees and bring biodiversity into your yard with these easy to install nest boxes (in stock).