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In-Store Promo: January 11 - 20, 2019

In-Store Promo

SAVE $10 on Purchases of $50 or More*

Ever wonder what it takes for wild birds to survive the winter season? They can't just turn up the thermostat or throw on an extra blanket! And even when temperatures are milder, it takes a lot of energy to make it through the longer hours of darkness. You can help by offering Winter SuperBlend™ available only at Wild Birds Unlimited. It provides a super-boost of energy and fat essential for winter survival.

*Valid on in-store purchases only. Not valid on orders placed via myWBU online, including store pickup.  One discount per person. Offer not valid on previous purchases, with other discounts, gift cards, optics, jewellery, artwork, Dickey Bee Honey Products, Squirrel Buster Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder and Brome Bird Care Products, DSC memberships, special orders or sale items. Offer terms and conditions are subject to change without notice at any time. While supplies last; sorry no rain checks. Valid January 11, 2019 through January 20, 2019 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.


Are you “for the birds”? We want you!

We're Hiring!

We are seeking a Sales Associate with great retail and service skills. Working at your locally owned Wild Birds Unlimited Barrie store is an opportunity to support and educate our friendly customers about birds and nature. The difference between Wild Birds Unlimited Barrie and other retailers goes far beyond what we sell. It's who we are. Enthusiasm, professionalism, informed expert advice and superior customer service are the hallmarks of our staff. 

For more information please visit the Employment Opportunity section of our website. 


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Introducing myWBU Barrie- Online Ordering

Shop us online to have fresh bird seed delivered right to your door, or order ahead for free, quick in-store pick-up. Shipping is $12.99 per order or FREE when you spend $99 or more (additional fees may apply to some postal codes). Free gift with first order placed online!

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