Barrie, Ontario

Kristen Martyn and Cameron Hogarth

Kristen Martyn and Cameron Hogarth

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Barrie, Ontario

515 Bryne Drive,
Unit B
Barrie, ON L4N 9P7

Phone: (705) 726-7600
Fax: (705) 726-1327
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Store Hours:
Mon - Wed: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thurs: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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It’s the Perfect Time for Suet

Suet is a high-fat, high-calorie favorite of many birds, especially in winter when they need more energy for staying warm. Our suets and no-melt suets contain high-quality ingredients and make every trip to the feeder count.

The EcoTough™ Tail Prop Suet Feeder is environmentally friendly and made from recycled plastic milk jugs. This feeder is easy to fill and allows birds to eat in a natural way. The paddle simulates a tree trunk and offers birds a place to prop their tail while they feed.

Buy a Tail Prop Suet Feeder; get Suet FREE*

*For DSC members only. One discount per membership. Buy any Single Tail Prop Suet Feeder (item 3018) and get one Suet cake FREE. Buy any Double Tail Prop Suet Feeder (items 3019 or 7982) and get two Suet cakes FREE. Valid on in-store purchases only. One discount per purchase. Not valid with other discounts or previous purchases. Limited number of feeders available. Free giveaway applies to individual Suet Cakes only.  While supplies last only; no rain checks sorry.  Offer valid 02/21/2017 through 02/28/2017 at WBU Barrie.

 

Help Birds Survive Winter

How to Help Birds Survive Cold Weather

Typically, your feeders serve as a supplemental food source for birds. In contrast, during periods of extreme cold and severe winter weather, your birds may switch to utilizing your feeders as a critical source of food that enables them to survive from day to day. So make sure your foods are worth their weight with quality high-calorie, fatty foods for the birds.

You can play a vital role, as feeding the birds becomes critical when extremely cold conditions occur. At these times, a reliable supply of energy-heavy food can mean the difference between life and death for a bird. To stay warm, birds will expend energy very quickly, some losing up to 10% of their body weight on extremely cold nights. Food is the most essential element, providing birds with the energy, stamina and nutrition they need. An ample supply of high-calorie foods such as suet, Bark Butter, sunflower, Nyjer and more is crucial to a bird’s survival.

  • Suet as well as Jim’s Birdacious Bark Butter® and Bark Butter Bits are full of essential fat and protein helping birds, such as woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches, titmice, wrens and others, maintain their high metabolic rate.
  • Nyjer and Finch Blend are high in fat and protein, and they are a favorite of goldfinches, Pine Siskin and Purple and House Finches.
  • Our Deluxe Blend is loaded with sunflower and safflower seeds and millet. Millet is high in carbohydrates and is especially good for attracting ground-feeding birds, such as native sparrows, juncos, towhees, quail and doves.
  • Bird food cylinders are a win-win for you and your birds. Cylinders, like No-Mess and Nutty for Nuts, are long-lasting allowing you fewer trips to fill the feeder. They are packed with high-calorie peanut, tree nut and sunflower energy to help the birds stay warmer. There are no shells, providing a quick energy snack for birds and no mess for you.

So in order to meet your birds’ needs, it is important to have at least one foundational feeder that dependably provides food every day and does not have to be filled very often. Studies have demonstrated that a constant, and reliable source of supplemental food helps to improve the overall health and body condition of wild birds.

Help your birds know your food is worth the weight by locating your foundational feeder in a sheltered location out of the wind and keep it full of the high-calorie, fatty foods that provide birds the crucial nutrition they need to survive and thrive even during the coldest times of the year.

Stop by our store for more expert advice and quality foods that are worth the weight to help your birds thrive this winter.

 

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