Masks are requested to shop in-store.  

In Kitchener, serving Waterloo region, Wild Birds Unlimited invites you to shop in-store.  We thank you for your continued loyalty and support by shopping our small business.

The store is now open till 6pm Thursday and Fridays and regular hours are 10am - 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and 10am-6pm Thursday & Friday.  We are closed Sundays, however invite you to shop online, which is always open for your convenience.

We are happy to serve you through online shopping with curb-side pick up or delivery.  Click the red Shop Online button above or just call us at 519-650-9800.  

Spring is a special season of renewal and we wish you much joy and happiness that birds bring to you in your own backyard

We thank you as we do our best to keep you, our customers, team members and all our families healthy.

 

Avian Flu Update:

Cornell Ornithology is the leading authority on birds in North America.  Their most recent May 10, 2022 update:

"There is currently very low risk of an outbreak among wild songbirds and no official recommendation to take down feeders unless you also keep domestic poultry, according to the National Wildlife Disease Program.  We do always recommend that you clean bird feeders and birdbaths regularly as a way to keep many kinds of diseases at bay."

Birds Canada

"According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, the use of bird feeders is still safe on properties without domestic poultry.  Avian Influenza does not affect all bird species in the same way; while it can cause severe illness and death in domestic poultry flocks, it is currently not considered a disease threat to feeder birds."

 

 

Hummingbird

So Much to Know About Hummingbirds!

Spring is a much anticipated time for our smallest backyard-winged visitors. Hummingbirds may be the most anticipated bird to visit our yards. And why not? These littlest jewels of the backyard have some of the biggest personalities.

Hummingbirds are indeed small, weighing 1/10th of an ounce; about the weight of a penny. They also lay the world’s smallest bird egg; about the size of a blueberry.

For such a little bird, hummingbirds can be very feisty and aggressive when defending their territories; which includes nectar feeders. Multiple feeders, spread throughout your yard, will encourage more hummingbirds to visit and keep bullies at bay. The more feeders you offer and the more spread out they are, the more difficult it is for a protective hummingbird to defend all the feeders. Others, like females or even juveniles, will be able to eat more often, perhaps staying longer to feed or rest at feeders.

Speaking of feeders, these little birds have big appetites. Hummingbirds eat about every ten minutes and their diet is not made up entirely of nectar. They spend more than 25% of their time foraging for small spiders and insects to obtain essential amino acids and other nutrients.

Hummingbirds use their bill and not their tongue to catch prey while they forage near the ground and in trees. They love spiders and spider eggs and keep an eye out for small flying insects like midges, fruit flies and gnats. They also check leaves and branches for leaf hoppers, aphids and even the occasional small caterpillar.

Our little hummingbirds are deceptively big on speed. They often seem to explode away from a feeder like a dragster. They typically fly at 30-45 miles per hour (48-72 kph), but can fly up to 60 mph (96 kph). They can even hover and are the only birds able to regularly fly backwards and even occasionally upside down. They can do this because of an extremely mobile shoulder joint.

Be a seasonally savvy bird feeder by installing multiple hummingbird nectar feeders around your yard to draw in these little birds with the big personalities. Visit our store and we'll help you pick out everything you need to attract hummingbirds to your backyard.


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