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Wild Birds Unlimited This is the official page of WBU - Thornhill, ON. We'll share current Nature News, tips, store specials, new products, cool links, and more.

Wild Birds Unlimited specializes in bringing people and nature together through the hobby of backyard bird feeding and nature products. Our stores offer the highest quality products including Bird food, Bird Baths and Bird houses.

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10/09/2021

Rat poison kills more than rats. 🦉 🦨 🐺

10/09/2021

Migratory birds like the Baltimore Oriole need dark skies to navigate, and so does most of our our nocturnal wildlife. Moths are especially sensitive for light and artificial light disables them from healthy propagating. This impacts the birds as well, since moth larvae are an incredible important food source for bird chicks. We understand homeowners like to enhance their landscape, but if you choose to install outdoor lights, make sure you add a timer, avoid bluish light and direct the light downwards. Thank you! www.healthyyards.org

10/04/2021
Happy first day of October!!! Are you seasonally savvy when it comes to your offerings to the birds???? Come in to the s...
10/01/2021

Happy first day of October!!! Are you seasonally savvy when it comes to your offerings to the birds???? Come in to the store today to learn more about the feeders and foods that bring birds to your feeding stations in the fall!

Happy first day of October!!! Are you seasonally savvy when it comes to your offerings to the birds???? Come in to the store today to learn more about the feeders and foods that bring birds to your feeding stations in the fall!

09/28/2021
https://finchnetwork.org/winter-finch-forecast-2021-2022-by-tyler-hoar?fbclid=IwAR18XlFZGczb5gB34cWwxj5Z9OFKYS36C2_mrMz6...
09/28/2021
WINTER FINCH FORECAST 2021-2022 By Tyler Hoar – FINCH RESEARCH NETWORK

https://finchnetwork.org/winter-finch-forecast-2021-2022-by-tyler-hoar?fbclid=IwAR18XlFZGczb5gB34cWwxj5Z9OFKYS36C2_mrMz6qV9ZIY5KYQTCKR2uATQ

Categories Uncategorized Post author By Matt Post date September 26, 2021 No Comments on WINTER FINCH FORECAST 2021-2022 By Forecaster Tyler Hoar: Photo Credit Mark Peck GENERAL FORECAST 2021-22: Forecasts apply mainly to Ontario and adjacent provinces and states. Three irruptive non‐finch passeri...

09/23/2021
Happy first day of Autumn!!!
09/22/2021

Happy first day of Autumn!!!

Happy first day of Autumn!!!

09/20/2021

A FLAP volunteer found 26 birds in under 2 hours that had collided with a single side of a building in Scarborough on Monday of last week.

12 birds sadly did not survive the impact, but this Black-throated Blue Warbler was one of 14 live birds that did. He and his fellow survivors were sent to the Toronto Wildlife Centre for medical treatment. You can save injured birds like this warbler during #GlobalBirdRescue!

globalbirdrescue.org/

09/16/2021
09/16/2021
08/26/2021

The Goldfinches are enjoying the seeds from my sunflowers and coneflowers. If you find that your birds aren’t devouring your Nyjer with the usual zest, it is probably because they are filling up on naturally available food sources.

Summer is Flying By! ☀Summer is the most heavily bird-populated season across most of North America. But with a little h...
08/25/2021

Summer is Flying By!

Summer is the most heavily bird-populated season across most of North America. But with a little help, your feeders could be even more full of life! Research shows the loss of nearly one-third of our total bird population over the past 50 years. Keeping your feeders filled with a reliable food source is one way you can help #savethesongbirds.

Important: The content on this page reaches a global audience. There have been recent accounts of bird deaths due to unknown causes. If you live in an impacted area, look to your local wildlife officials for recommendations about feeding birds in your backyard at this time. Everyone who enjoys feeding the birds should ALWAYS keep your bird feeders and bird baths clean: https://www.wbu.com/responsible-bird-feeding/

Summer is Flying By!

Summer is the most heavily bird-populated season across most of North America. But with a little help, your feeders could be even more full of life! Research shows the loss of nearly one-third of our total bird population over the past 50 years. Keeping your feeders filled with a reliable food source is one way you can help #savethesongbirds.

Important: The content on this page reaches a global audience. There have been recent accounts of bird deaths due to unknown causes. If you live in an impacted area, look to your local wildlife officials for recommendations about feeding birds in your backyard at this time. Everyone who enjoys feeding the birds should ALWAYS keep your bird feeders and bird baths clean: https://www.wbu.com/responsible-bird-feeding/

*Update for the state of Delaware* The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has given the ...
08/24/2021

*Update for the state of Delaware* The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has given the OK to resume feeding birds. Residents who choose to resume feeding birds and providing water in bird baths should remain vigilant and follow standard cleanliness guidelines. Read the entire statement here: https://news.delaware.gov/2021/08/24/dnrec-to-lift-advisory-on-use-of-bird-feeders-and-baths-as-songbird-mortality-decreases/

*Update for the state of Delaware* The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has given the OK to resume feeding birds. Residents who choose to resume feeding birds and providing water in bird baths should remain vigilant and follow standard cleanliness guidelines. Read the entire statement here: https://news.delaware.gov/2021/08/24/dnrec-to-lift-advisory-on-use-of-bird-feeders-and-baths-as-songbird-mortality-decreases/

08/20/2021
2021 Barred Owl Cam Season Highlights

It was a hoot watching Hickory and Pignut grow up in front of our eyes on the 2021 Wild Birds Unlimited Barred Owl cam! Relive the owls' adventures this spring with these action-packed highlights from another unforgettable breeding season.

*Update for the states of Kentucky and Virginia* The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Services has given the OK to...
08/20/2021

*Update for the states of Kentucky and Virginia*
The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Services has given the OK to resume feeding birds. The department strongly encourages all residents with bird feeders and birdbaths to continue cleaning them on a regular basis and to be on the lookout for any signs of disease in visiting birds. Read the entire statement here: https://fw.ky.gov/Wildlife/Pages/Bird-Mortality-Event.aspx

The Virginia Department of Natural Resources has given the OK to resume feeding birds in all counties. Residents that choose to feed birds or provide water in bird baths should remain vigilant for avian mortalities and consider the following best practice guidelines. Read the entire statement here:https://dwr.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/media/August-19-avian-mortality-event-update.pdf

*Update for the states of Kentucky and Virginia*
The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Services has given the OK to resume feeding birds. The department strongly encourages all residents with bird feeders and birdbaths to continue cleaning them on a regular basis and to be on the lookout for any signs of disease in visiting birds. Read the entire statement here: https://fw.ky.gov/Wildlife/Pages/Bird-Mortality-Event.aspx

The Virginia Department of Natural Resources has given the OK to resume feeding birds in all counties. Residents that choose to feed birds or provide water in bird baths should remain vigilant for avian mortalities and consider the following best practice guidelines. Read the entire statement here:https://dwr.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/media/August-19-avian-mortality-event-update.pdf

*Update for the state of Indiana* Floyd, Clark & Morgan counties in Indiana are now clear to feed the birds! (In a previ...
08/19/2021
Songbird Deaths

*Update for the state of Indiana* Floyd, Clark & Morgan counties in Indiana are now clear to feed the birds! (In a previous update, those counties were asked to keep their feeders down.)

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has given the OK to resume feeding the birds in 79 counties across the state. They ask residents of the remaining counties keep their feeders down while the investigation into what is killing songbirds continues. Those counties include Allen, Carroll, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Lake, Marion, Monroe, Porter, St. Joseph, Tippecanoe, Whitley. Read the full statement here: https://www.in.gov/dnr/fish-and-wildlife/wildlife-resources/wildlife-diseases-in-indiana/songbird-deaths/?utm_source=agency-website&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=&utm_term=&utm_content=

The latest updates from Indiana DNR

Filled with useful information and illustrated with more than 800 images and 180 maps, The Joy of Bird Feeding is the es...
08/19/2021

Filled with useful information and illustrated with more than 800 images and 180 maps, The Joy of Bird Feeding is the essential guide for anyone who loves to feed the birds.

In this book, Jim Carpenter, founder and president of Wild Birds Unlimited, shares a lifetime of bird feeding passion and experience, answers common hobby questions and provides fun bird feeding activities to share with family and friends! Have you read it yet?

Filled with useful information and illustrated with more than 800 images and 180 maps, The Joy of Bird Feeding is the essential guide for anyone who loves to feed the birds.

In this book, Jim Carpenter, founder and president of Wild Birds Unlimited, shares a lifetime of bird feeding passion and experience, answers common hobby questions and provides fun bird feeding activities to share with family and friends! Have you read it yet?

*Update for the state of Maryland.* Good news!  The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has given the OK to resume ...
08/17/2021

*Update for the state of Maryland.* Good news! The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has given the OK to resume feeding birds. Residents who choose to resume feeding birds and providing water in bird baths should remain vigilant and follow standard cleanliness guidelines. Read their full statement here: https://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2021/07/02/bird-illness-investigation-continues-in-several-states/

We will continue to post updates as we learn about them.

*Update for the state of Maryland.* Good news! The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has given the OK to resume feeding birds. Residents who choose to resume feeding birds and providing water in bird baths should remain vigilant and follow standard cleanliness guidelines. Read their full statement here: https://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2021/07/02/bird-illness-investigation-continues-in-several-states/

We will continue to post updates as we learn about them.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has issued a statement giving the “all clear” to resume bird feeding activities https:/...
08/16/2021

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has issued a statement giving the “all clear” to resume bird feeding activities https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/game-commission-details.aspx?newsid=493

With cases of the unknown bird illness rapidly declining across the state, the agency stated, “…research has ruled out many potential causes and there is no indication that feeding birds or maintaining bird baths were contributing factors.”

The standard recommendation to keep bird feeders and bird baths clean remains in place. For tips, see Responsible Bird Feeding https://www.wbu.com/responsible-bird-feeding/

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has issued a statement giving the “all clear” to resume bird feeding activities https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/game-commission-details.aspx?newsid=493

With cases of the unknown bird illness rapidly declining across the state, the agency stated, “…research has ruled out many potential causes and there is no indication that feeding birds or maintaining bird baths were contributing factors.”

The standard recommendation to keep bird feeders and bird baths clean remains in place. For tips, see Responsible Bird Feeding https://www.wbu.com/responsible-bird-feeding/

Birds must be ready to fly at all times, and bathing is a critical part of maintaining feathers in top-flight condition....
08/16/2021

Birds must be ready to fly at all times, and bathing is a critical part of maintaining feathers in top-flight condition. Water is also vitally important for many birds to regulate their body temperature. Birds do not sweat and must remove excess body heat through their respiratory system. So the next time you see a bird stopping by the nearest watering hole, you'll know it's for more than just a cool sip.

As reported in the media, there have been recent accounts of bird deaths due to unknown causes. Please see WBU's official statement regarding the unknown bird illness in the Washington DC area and the US states of Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana here: https://www.wbu.com/bird-illness/

Birds must be ready to fly at all times, and bathing is a critical part of maintaining feathers in top-flight condition. Water is also vitally important for many birds to regulate their body temperature. Birds do not sweat and must remove excess body heat through their respiratory system. So the next time you see a bird stopping by the nearest watering hole, you'll know it's for more than just a cool sip.

As reported in the media, there have been recent accounts of bird deaths due to unknown causes. Please see WBU's official statement regarding the unknown bird illness in the Washington DC area and the US states of Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana here: https://www.wbu.com/bird-illness/

They may be small, but honey bees make huge contributions to our everyday lives. Join us in celebrating National Honey B...
08/15/2021

They may be small, but honey bees make huge contributions to our everyday lives. Join us in celebrating National Honey Bee Day! 🐝

They may be small, but honey bees make huge contributions to our everyday lives. Join us in celebrating National Honey Bee Day! 🐝

It’s a wonderful thing for birds to have water, both in the summer and winter. In this episode, John and Brian are shari...
08/13/2021

It’s a wonderful thing for birds to have water, both in the summer and winter. In this episode, John and Brian are sharing some fun facts that you won’t hear anywhere else when it comes to birds and water. For example, did you know that birds and dogs deal with water in the same way? Plus, offering a dependable source of water is probably the simplest step you can take to greatly increase the variety of birds in your yard. With the summer heat in full swing, now is the time to add a bird bath to your yard! Listen here: www.wbu.com/podcast

It’s a wonderful thing for birds to have water, both in the summer and winter. In this episode, John and Brian are sharing some fun facts that you won’t hear anywhere else when it comes to birds and water. For example, did you know that birds and dogs deal with water in the same way? Plus, offering a dependable source of water is probably the simplest step you can take to greatly increase the variety of birds in your yard. With the summer heat in full swing, now is the time to add a bird bath to your yard! Listen here: www.wbu.com/podcast

*Update* On 8/7/2021, we shared a video from naturalist David Mizejewski from the National Wildlife Federation. In that ...
08/13/2021
Clarification on Mysterious Bird Deaths This Summer

*Update* On 8/7/2021, we shared a video from naturalist David Mizejewski from the National Wildlife Federation. In that video he stated that it was, “probably safe if you want to put your bird feeders back out and your bird baths back out.” David has since posted a follow-up video to clarify and apologize for being overly-optimistic when he made that statement. Even though we shared the video, Wild Birds Unlimited included advice to, “follow local authorities recommendations and practice safe bird feeding.” We will continue to post updates as we learn about them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRoGyJB2RyQ

Hey Everyone! This is a follow-up and clarification to my video the other day that was an update on the mysterious bird deaths happening this summer in some ...

*Update for the state of Indiana* The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has given the OK to resume feeding the bir...
08/09/2021

*Update for the state of Indiana* The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has given the OK to resume feeding the birds in 76 counties across the state. They ask residents of the remaining counties keep their feeders down while the investigation into what is killing songbirds continues. Those counties include Allen, Carroll, Clark, Floyd, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Lake, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Porter, St. Joseph, Tippecanoe, Whitley. Click here to read the entire statement: https://events.in.gov/event/76_counties_can_resume_feeding_birds

*Update for the state of Indiana* The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has given the OK to resume feeding the birds in 76 counties across the state. They ask residents of the remaining counties keep their feeders down while the investigation into what is killing songbirds continues. Those counties include Allen, Carroll, Clark, Floyd, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Lake, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Porter, St. Joseph, Tippecanoe, Whitley. Click here to read the entire statement: https://events.in.gov/event/76_counties_can_resume_feeding_birds

More encouraging news about bird feeding and the mysterious bird illness reported earlier this summer in parts of the ea...
08/05/2021
Update on Mysterious Bird Deaths This Summer

More encouraging news about bird feeding and the mysterious bird illness reported earlier this summer in parts of the eastern US. Watch this video from naturalist David Mizejewski from National Wildlife Federation.

This summer, sick and dying birds were documented in several states in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and South. The main symptom was swollen, crusted-over eyes ...

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Our Backyard Birdfeeding specialists not only know what local birds are around but, they also know each and every single product in store. Our Birdfeeding specialists are, happy to show you how our products work, which birds are attracted to our wide variety of feeders and, which food is best for you backyard oasis.

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I have to say, your Oriole Delight no-melt suet is a huge success on my feeder these days. The orioles are there from sunrise to sunset, booting everyone else off the feeder and enjoying themselves thoroughly!
I also had to share this photo from this afternoon. It looks like someone's getting an earful!
This Oriole was really enjoying the orange I put out for him this morning. :)
Gross beaks are back.
Too early for hummingbirds? Orioles are back.
Has anyone else seen the pair of buffleheads at Oakbank Pond? Are they unusual in this area?
This bird looks a bit like a jay, but sings more like a cardinal! We are in Southern Florida. Any suggestion of what it is? I am pleasantly serenaded by a pair of these daily!
Another pic from the Mountsberg Raptor Centre, of a Red-tailed hawk.
this beautiful bird is allways around here at Eglinton and Caledonia
Unfortunately I was unable to get out to see the birds during last week's event. This pic was taken at the Raptor Centre at the Mountsberg Conservation area. It may be the same owl that was in the store.