Help Birds Survive Cold Weather
15% OFF All Bark Butter Products
Now thru Jan. 23rd
Most birds will adjust their feathers to create air pockets that will help them keep warm. You will often notice the birds look fatter or "puffed up" during cold weather. This is because the birds are fluffing up their feathers; the more air space, the better the insulation. You can play a vital role in helping birds during winter by offering high-fat, high-calorie foods, such as sunflower, nuts, suet and Bark Butter® Bits. A reliable, open source of water is also important. Birds continue to need a source of water for drinking to maintain their metabolism during dry, cold weather. Clean feathers help birds stay warm, and a bird bath is often the only way for some birds to drink and keep their feathers in top condition when it's cold.
Ruddy Duck Lodge: An Experiment in Citizen Conservation
Thu. Jan. 25th at 7:00pm: Dale Parker will chronicle his and Vicki Keeler's nine year effort to create a nature sanctuary and document its biological diversity. He will discuss some of the infrastructure options they chose, highlight a few of the plant and animal species they found and share some of their experiences at the lodge. Habitat loss throughout Saskatchewan is a major threat to wildlife populations. A rich diversity of native plants and animals is a corner stone of ecosystem health that provides stability from the impacts of human developments and extraordinary natural events. A free event at Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop.
Feb. 16-19/2018 Bird watchers of all ages count birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are.
"If you take care of the birds, you take care of most of the big problems in the world".
That's what Thomas Lovejoy says, and he should know. The famed biologist and conservationist introduced the term "biological diversity" to the world. National Geographic is calling this THE YEAR OF THE BIRD with a 12-month exploration - with the National Audubon Society, BirdLife International, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. They will examine how our changing environment is leading to dramatic losses among bird species worldwide and why we can't live without them. Why do birds matter? They help the environment, but they also help our souls. "They are our last, best connection to a natural world that is otherwise receding."- Jonathan Franzen.
We offer roosting boxes that are designed with multiple perches so birds can huddle together in extreme weather.
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.