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 Wild Birds Unlimited Calendar

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Spend the Year with Wild Birds Unlimited

DSC Members Get Your FREE 2019 WBU Calendar

October 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018 In-Store Only

Make the most of the upcoming year with a Wild Birds Unlimited calendar. Every month features a beautiful photograph of a bird found in North America along with fun facts about the bird. Don't miss out on this opportunity to add nature, color and beauty to your day. Stop by today for your FREE Wild Birds Unlimited calendar, while supplies last.

*For DSC members only. No purchase necessary. Available In-Store only. One free Wild Birds Unlimited Calendar per DSC membership. Valid in-store only. While supplies last. No rainchecks or substitutions. Offer valid October 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018 at WBU Barrie.


High Fat Foods

Help Birds by Offering High Fat Foods

High fat foods may be considered unhealthy by most people, but they highly are sought out by backyard birds. Fat provides them with many important nutritional benefits:

  • Foods high in fat are the most concentrated energy source that a bird can consume.
  • Stored body fat is the primary energy supply that fuels a bird between meals, through cold winter nights and throughout migration.
  • Birds actively use bird feeders during the winter, especially first thing in the morning and just before dusk. These are the times they stoke their internal heater with fat to get the day started or to replenish their fat reserves to endure another cold night.
  • Songbirds may use up to ¾ of their fat reserves during one winter night! If sources of high-fat foods are available, they can entirely replenish those fat reserves during the next day. In some birds this can amount to a 10% fluctuation in their daily body weight.
  • Bird feeders can be an important food source during winter. When severe weather impacts wild food supplies, birds will turn to feeders as a critical source of high fat foods. It is during these times that feeders play their most vital role. If a storm is of long duration or extreme impact, a feeding station with lots of high fat foods may mean the difference between life and death for these birds.
  • When a bird exhausts all of its fat reserves, protein, scavenged mostly from muscles, is used to sustain its energy needs. It is important for birds to eat plenty of fat calories each day in order to maintain their strength and fitness.
  • Our backyard suet feeders provide a direct source of high energy fat and many seeds (sunflower, safflower and nyjer) provide high levels of fat due to their substantial oil content.
  • High fat foods also provide many of the dietary pigments birds need to impart color in their feathers. These pigment create feather colors that range from red, orange, and yellows to violet.
  • The top recommended high fat foods for birds are:
         Recommended Blends: No Mess NM CD, No Mess LM, Choice Blend
         Recommended Seeds: Peanuts, Nyjer, Sunflower Chips
         Recommended Other Foods: Suet (PB & J, Naturally Nuts, Nuts & Berries) Bark Butter, Bark Butter Bits 

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. 


Shop Online!

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!

Note: To access your DSC Membership pricing, you MUST use the email address we have on file to create a profile and login online. If your email address has changed or if you want to reconfirm you email address on file please give us a call at 705-726-7600.