Take Part in the Great Backyard Bird Count: Feb. 17th - 20th
The Great Backyard Bird Count gives you the opportunity to make them count even more than ever by participating in this annual event which links citizens with scientists in an effort to collect important data about backyard birds.
The GBBC is a joint project of Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society and is sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited. It takes place each February. Count the birds in your backyard, and then simply report the information online. Your information becomes part of an extensive data base that is analyzed by scientists to better understand important trends in bird populations, range expansions, habitat changes and shifts in migration patterns.
Make your backyard count even more for the birds when you participate in this year's GBBC. And to ensure the birds all show up to be counted, visit our store for the widest variety of great bird food products!
THANK YOU Greg Fenty & Georgia for packing the place with animal lovers.
FAMILY DAY Mon. Feb. 20th
(We will be closed)
Plant ID workshop - Thu. Feb. 23rd (7-9pm): Even though its the dead of winter, it's not too early to brush up on your basic plant identification skills. This classroom workshop will look at key identification features for some of the common native wildflowers, grasses and shrubs found in the Saskatoon area. Pictures, dried mounts, reference books and landscape photos will be used during this session. Previous plant identification knowledge is not required. Meet at Room 130 Physics building, U of S campus. Leader: Renny Grilz (306) 262-4970.
Weir and City Park birding - Sat. Feb. 25th (1-3pm): We will look for waterfowl at the weir and then walk some back alleys looking for songbirds and end 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).
Gardiner Dam field trip - Sat. Mar. 4th (9am-5pm): We will drive to Gardiner Dam (roundtrip distance about 250 km) to look for waterfowl near the weir as well as to look for eagles and other birds of prey. Dress warmly and bring a lunch. Meet by the grain elevator at the Western Development Museum parking lot on Lorne Ave. Leader: Michael Williams (306-242-5383).
Steak Night Fundraiser - Sat. Feb. 25th (6:30pm)
Long Branch Good Times Beverage Co. - 806 Idylwyld Dr. N. (in the Ramada)
Tickets $20. Pickup at Wild Birds Unlimited. Must be 19 years of age
Create a Hummingbird Friendly Garden - Thu. Mar.9th (7:00pm): Back by popular demand, Saskatchewanite Lyndon Penner will be sharing his passion for plants and Hummingbirds. Gardening at age 3, working at greenhouses and writing by 16, and by 20 teaching horticulture at the U of S, Lyndon is a sought after speaker. We will also have copies of his most recent book 'Native Plants For The Short Season Yard'. A FREE event at Wild Birds Unlimited.
HOME DELIVERY:We offer delivery of "The Best Birdfood in Town" and our other products. If you'd like your product delivered please call us at 306-955-2473. ($5 within 10 min. Over 10 min. will cost more.)
NOTE: If you'd like to share your photos of birds please do so on our Facebook or bring them into the store for our bulletin board.