In-Store Promo: June 20 - 25, 2019
DSC Members Only!
DSC Members - Get Your FREE* SuperSuet No-Melt Cake!
No Purchase Required - While Supplies Last
Now you can provide the very best with SuperSuet™ exclusively from Wild Birds Unlimited; and for a limited time, you can do it for FREE! It's our highest in protein and fat to support the birds' nutritional needs and give them a boost of the energy they need to make it though the day.
Shop our store to learn what makes our SuperSuets a super-food for your birds. And how you can attract more beautiful birds to your backyard.
*Valid In-Store for DSC members only. No Purchase required. One free SuperSuet™ Dough Cake (item #W10834 ) or Hot Pepper SuperSuet™ Dough Cake (item #W10835) per DSC membership. Feeder sold separately. Not valid with other discounts or previous purchases. While supplies last. No rainchecks or substitutions. This offers terms and conditions are subject to change without notice at any time. Offer valid June 20, 2019 through June 25, 2019 at WBU Barrie only.
Father's Day Bird Fun Facts
The Father-of-the-Year Award goes to the Downy Woodpecker. Though they share daytime nest duties with their mate, only the fathers incubate and brood at night and they roost in the nest until their offspring fledge.
Dad’s Favorite Diner
Downy Woodpecker and American Goldfinch dads like to take the family out to eat. When the young brood fledges from the nest, Dad leads them to great food sources as well as teaches them how to use his favorite backyard bird feeders.
Sharp Dressed Man
Ladies love a sharp-dressed man, even in the bird world. Only the most colourful, sharp-dressed House Finch and American Goldfinch males are preferred by their female counterparts. Carotenoids, a pigment found in foods that create red, orange and yellow to violet colors in feathers, help a potential dad communicate his reproductive fitness via a vibrant and bright plumage. It also shows females that he can be a good family provider knowing where to find quality food and lots of it.
It’s Good to be King
The White-breasted Nuthatch male gets a special protection detail. His mate is the "watchdog," protecting her man from trouble, leaving him more time to concentrate on hunting for food. She rarely strays far from him and stays in constant vocal contact when more than a few yards apart.
Pygmy and Brown-headed Nuthatches provide future dads with on-the-job training. A third of all breeding pairs of Pygmy Nuthatches have one to three male helpers, usually their own offspring or other relatives. Between 20-60% of breeding Brown-headed Nuthatch pairs have at least one helper. These helpers, which could be future moms too, assist in feeding the incubating female, the nestlings and the young fledglings.
Dads dig tools. Nuthatches, males and females, are one of the few species of birds known to use "tools." The White-breasted Nuthatch has been known to use certain beetles as a tool by crushing ones that are stinky and sweeping them in and around their nest site to deter squirrels from their eggs and young. The Brown-headed Nuthatch will take a loose flake of pine bark in its bill and use it to pry up other scales of bark in search of prey.
He’s a Rock Star
Adult male Song Sparrows love to perform. They sing about six to twenty different melodies every eight seconds and may average over 2,300 songs during an entire day. The larger their repertoire of songs, the more successful they are in attracting a mate and in holding their territories.
A Family Man
Mourning Dove dads love to raise families. They may have up to six clutches per year, usually with two eggs per clutch. This is the most of any North American bird, most likely due to the fact that the average life span for an adult Mourning Dove is 1 ½ years.
The male Northern Cardinal 'kisses' his mate during courtship. He feeds her seeds while courting her and it appears they are kissing.
Introducing myWBU Barrie- Online Ordering
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