By continuing to feed your birds all summer, you have the greatest opportunity to attract the widest variety of birds to your yard and feeders. Access to abundant and healthy food is important to birds...regardless of the season. Birds with access to backyard feeders benefit greatly from their ability to spend less time foraging for food and more time engaging in activities that enhance their health and safety. You also get to enjoy the birds in their breeding plumage and watch the young birds as they come to the feeder. Please keep your cats indoors as these young birds are easy prey.
If you don't already have a fresh water supply for your birds now is a good time to consider adding it. Water is critical for birds health, especially on hot summer days.
Water (or the lack thereof) can be deadly serious 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. 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.
Water is also vitally important when it's extremely hot and a bird's ability to regulate its body temperature can become 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.
Sun. July 14th Be at WILD BIRDS UNLIMITED Nature Shop by 6:30 and we'll drive to Lynn & Rhonda's place. We will be carpooling for those interested. This is FREE to anyone interested.- The Amazing World Of Falconry: The Peregrine Falcon is the fastest bird on earth. Dr. Lynn Oliphant & Dr. Rhonda Shewfelt have been training their 2019 brood of falcons and you're invited to meet them.
We still have some Backyard Pollinator habitat houses that include leafcutter bee larvae ready to hatch in your yard.
Please keep your cats indoors or use a cat collar.
Help Prevent Window Strikes
BIRDS grew out of a communal desire to protect our feathered friends, and became a partnership between the Saskatoon Nature Society, Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop, Saskatchewan Light Pollution Abatement Committee, and Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation.
We are all passionate about birds and recognize the threats to birds from flying into glass structures. Over 699 million birds are killed by glass in North America each year according to the FLAP (Fatal Light Awareness Program) Canada.
Next time you're in the store ask us how to make your windows safe.
Prepare your yard for the spring migrants with nest boxes & nesting material.
Prepare your house with window decals.
Please keep cats indoors.
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.)