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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.
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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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07/30/2021
Nature Centered - Red-bellied Woodpecker

🔺Red-bellied Woodpeckers🔻

You can find them along branches and trunks of trees, picking at the bark surface more often than drilling into it. If you live near any woodlands, you may be able to attract them using feeders filled with suet or peanuts. Do you have any of these birds in your yard?

Important: The content on this page reaches a global audience. There have been recent accounts of bird deaths due to unknown causes in the Washington D.C. area along with the US states of MD, VA, WV, KY, DE, NJ, PA, OH and IN. 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/

John and Brian are taking some much-needed time off this week. We didn’t want to leave you without an episode, so you ge...
07/29/2021

John and Brian are taking some much-needed time off this week. We didn’t want to leave you without an episode, so you get to hear from our producer, Evan—the guy behind the scenes that makes everything happen. Evan is sharing reviews, highlighting key episodes, and talking about what’s on the horizon for Nature Centered. You won’t want to miss it! Listen here: https://www.wbu.com/podcast/

John and Brian are taking some much-needed time off this week. We didn’t want to leave you without an episode, so you get to hear from our producer, Evan—the guy behind the scenes that makes everything happen. Evan is sharing reviews, highlighting key episodes, and talking about what’s on the horizon for Nature Centered. You won’t want to miss it! Listen here: https://www.wbu.com/podcast/

*Update for the state of Virginia* As of July 28, 2021 the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources issued a statement ...
07/28/2021

*Update for the state of Virginia*
As of July 28, 2021 the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources issued a statement announcing that reported instances of the bird illness have dropped significantly. As a result, they continue to recommend that people still discontinue bird feeding in the affected areas which include Alexandria, Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun, Manassas, Prince William, Shenandoah, Warren, and Wi******er. For the remainder of the state, Virginia DWR advises removing bird feeders any time multiple dead birds are observed on a property over a short period of time. Read the statement here:https://dwr.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/media/NOVA-avian-mortality-even-July-28-2021.pdf

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

*Update for the state of Virginia*
As of July 28, 2021 the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources issued a statement announcing that reported instances of the bird illness have dropped significantly. As a result, they continue to recommend that people still discontinue bird feeding in the affected areas which include Alexandria, Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun, Manassas, Prince William, Shenandoah, Warren, and Wi******er. For the remainder of the state, Virginia DWR advises removing bird feeders any time multiple dead birds are observed on a property over a short period of time. Read the statement here:https://dwr.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/media/NOVA-avian-mortality-even-July-28-2021.pdf

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

#FeelGoodFriday Who else is not a morning person? 🙋🏽‍♀️
07/23/2021

#FeelGoodFriday Who else is not a morning person? 🙋🏽‍♀️

If you are having trouble negotiating with the squirrels maybe it’s time to try our hot pepper collection of foods. We h...
07/23/2021

If you are having trouble negotiating with the squirrels maybe it’s time to try our hot pepper collection of foods. We have Fiery Feast, Sunfire Chips, Hot Pepper Cranberry cylinders, and a variety of Suets with pepper. The birds love it, but the squirrels will stay away!

If you are having trouble negotiating with the squirrels maybe it’s time to try our hot pepper collection of foods. We have Fiery Feast, Sunfire Chips, Hot Pepper Cranberry cylinders, and a variety of Suets with pepper. The birds love it, but the squirrels will stay away!

Goldfinches are a joy to have in your backyard, but they can be finicky about their food. They love to eat fresh, dry Ny...
07/22/2021

Goldfinches are a joy to have in your backyard, but they can be finicky about their food. They love to eat fresh, dry Nyjer® and they also enjoy sunflower chips. Make sure you have plenty on hand at your house to take advantage of one of the most exciting times of the year to feed birds…it's a sure bet for winning nature's gold medal!

Important: The content on this page reaches a global audience. There have been recent accounts of bird deaths due to unknown causes in the Washington D.C. area along with the US states of MD, VA, WV, KY, DE, NJ, PA, OH and IN. 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/

Goldfinches are a joy to have in your backyard, but they can be finicky about their food. They love to eat fresh, dry Nyjer® and they also enjoy sunflower chips. Make sure you have plenty on hand at your house to take advantage of one of the most exciting times of the year to feed birds…it's a sure bet for winning nature's gold medal!

Important: The content on this page reaches a global audience. There have been recent accounts of bird deaths due to unknown causes in the Washington D.C. area along with the US states of MD, VA, WV, KY, DE, NJ, PA, OH and IN. 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/

We know you care about the birds and other wildlife in your backyard.  Now there's a way to show your commitment by turn...
07/20/2021

We know you care about the birds and other wildlife in your backyard. Now there's a way to show your commitment by turning your yard, balcony garden or other landscape into a space which provides everything they need to thrive.

Wild Birds Unlimited is proud to Champion the National Wildlife Federation's Certified Wildlife Habitat Program. We can show you how to create a space that attracts and supports birds, butterflies, bees and other neighborhood wildlife. Simply provide these elements:

Food: Native plants provide food eaten by a variety of wildlife. Feeders can supplement natural food sources.

Water: All animals need water to survive, and some need it for bathing or breeding as well.

Cover: Wildlife need places to take shelter from bad weather and places to hide from predators or hunt for prey.

Places to Raise Young: Wildlife need resources to reproduce, and to protect and nourish their young.

Sustainable Practices: Maintain your yard or garden in natural ways to ensure soil, air, and water stay healthy and clean.

Certify your space to and enjoy watching your corner of nature come to life!

*Important: The content on this page reaches a global audience. There have been recent accounts of bird deaths due to unknown causes in the Washington D.C. area along with the US states of MD, VA, WV, KY, DE, NJ, PA, OH and IN. 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/

We know you care about the birds and other wildlife in your backyard. Now there's a way to show your commitment by turning your yard, balcony garden or other landscape into a space which provides everything they need to thrive.

Wild Birds Unlimited is proud to Champion the National Wildlife Federation's Certified Wildlife Habitat Program. We can show you how to create a space that attracts and supports birds, butterflies, bees and other neighborhood wildlife. Simply provide these elements:

Food: Native plants provide food eaten by a variety of wildlife. Feeders can supplement natural food sources.

Water: All animals need water to survive, and some need it for bathing or breeding as well.

Cover: Wildlife need places to take shelter from bad weather and places to hide from predators or hunt for prey.

Places to Raise Young: Wildlife need resources to reproduce, and to protect and nourish their young.

Sustainable Practices: Maintain your yard or garden in natural ways to ensure soil, air, and water stay healthy and clean.

Certify your space to and enjoy watching your corner of nature come to life!

*Important: The content on this page reaches a global audience. There have been recent accounts of bird deaths due to unknown causes in the Washington D.C. area along with the US states of MD, VA, WV, KY, DE, NJ, PA, OH and IN. 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/

Most adult song birds molt (shed) and replace their feathers once a year, usually after their nesting duties are complet...
07/17/2021

Most adult song birds molt (shed) and replace their feathers once a year, usually after their nesting duties are completed. Having a strong set of fresh new feathers is of tremendous benefit to birds that are facing the rigors of migration or the struggles of surviving a long, cold winter. You can make a difference by making sure your feeders are full of high-fat, high-protein foods that will keep your birds healthy and looking good!

*Important: The content on this page reaches a global audience. There have been recent accounts of bird deaths due to unknown causes in the Washington D.C. area along with the US states of MD, VA, WV, KY, DE, NJ, PA, OH and IN. 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/

Most adult song birds molt (shed) and replace their feathers once a year, usually after their nesting duties are completed. Having a strong set of fresh new feathers is of tremendous benefit to birds that are facing the rigors of migration or the struggles of surviving a long, cold winter. You can make a difference by making sure your feeders are full of high-fat, high-protein foods that will keep your birds healthy and looking good!

*Important: The content on this page reaches a global audience. There have been recent accounts of bird deaths due to unknown causes in the Washington D.C. area along with the US states of MD, VA, WV, KY, DE, NJ, PA, OH and IN. 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/

It's that time of year, the birds are putting on a brand-new coat to get ready for migration or winter. In this episode,...
07/15/2021

It's that time of year, the birds are putting on a brand-new coat to get ready for migration or winter. In this episode, you’ll learn all about the different kinds of feathers, what they do, what they’re for, and how to ID them. John and Brian are sharing all their fun feather facts with you! You can listen here: https://www.wbu.com/podcast/

It's that time of year, the birds are putting on a brand-new coat to get ready for migration or winter. In this episode, you’ll learn all about the different kinds of feathers, what they do, what they’re for, and how to ID them. John and Brian are sharing all their fun feather facts with you! You can listen here: https://www.wbu.com/podcast/

07/13/2021
Nature Centered - Hummingbirds

Take a moment to relax and enjoy the hummingbirds (and nature) today. Hummingbirds are so amazing and truly special. Incredibly, they can hover and are the only birds able to fly backwards and upside down. They can also consume up to eight times their weight in food every day. Now is the time to have your feeders out and filled with nectar so you don't miss these tiny marvels! Do you have any in your yard?

*Important: The content on this page reaches a global audience. There have been recent accounts of bird deaths due to unknown causes in the Washington D.C. area along with the US states of MD, VA, WV, KY, DE, NJ, PA, OH and IN. 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/

As reported in the media, there have been recent accounts of bird deaths due to unknown causes. Please see WBU's officia...
07/12/2021

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/

We also encourage you to read this information provided by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/statement-new-songbird-illness/

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/

We also encourage you to read this information provided by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/statement-new-songbird-illness/

After nesting, most backyard feeder birds enter their molting season (replacing their feathers) at some point from July ...
07/06/2021

After nesting, most backyard feeder birds enter their molting season (replacing their feathers) at some point from July to September. The timing varies with each species and geographic location.

Every molting bird needs extra proteins to grow strong feathers (made up of over 90% protein) for proper flight and effective insulation. They need extra fats for energy to grow feathers and provide proper coloration to best attract a mate. If they lack these proper nutrients, it could be a difficult winter and a lonely spring! Foods like suet, Bark Butter, and Nesting Superblend are great to provide for molting birds.

After nesting, most backyard feeder birds enter their molting season (replacing their feathers) at some point from July to September. The timing varies with each species and geographic location.

Every molting bird needs extra proteins to grow strong feathers (made up of over 90% protein) for proper flight and effective insulation. They need extra fats for energy to grow feathers and provide proper coloration to best attract a mate. If they lack these proper nutrients, it could be a difficult winter and a lonely spring! Foods like suet, Bark Butter, and Nesting Superblend are great to provide for molting birds.

Most adult song birds molt (shed) and replace their feathers once a year, usually after their nesting duties are complet...
07/02/2021

Most adult song birds molt (shed) and replace their feathers once a year, usually after their nesting duties are completed. Having a strong set of fresh new feathers is of tremendous benefit to birds that are facing the rigors of migration or the struggles of surviving a long, cold winter. You can make a difference by making sure your feeders are full of high-fat, high-protein foods that will keep your birds healthy and looking good!

Most adult song birds molt (shed) and replace their feathers once a year, usually after their nesting duties are completed. Having a strong set of fresh new feathers is of tremendous benefit to birds that are facing the rigors of migration or the struggles of surviving a long, cold winter. You can make a difference by making sure your feeders are full of high-fat, high-protein foods that will keep your birds healthy and looking good!

It’s summertime and vacation season is here.  If you’re just in the backyard or taking a trip across the country, John a...
07/01/2021

It’s summertime and vacation season is here. If you’re just in the backyard or taking a trip across the country, John and Brian are sharing resources to help you find birds wherever you are. Whether you’re looking for birding spots or need ID help, this episode will inspire you to go out and see more birds regardless of your location. Listen here: https://www.wbu.com/podcast/

It’s summertime and vacation season is here. If you’re just in the backyard or taking a trip across the country, John and Brian are sharing resources to help you find birds wherever you are. Whether you’re looking for birding spots or need ID help, this episode will inspire you to go out and see more birds regardless of your location. Listen here: https://www.wbu.com/podcast/

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7690 Yonge Street Unit-4
Thornhill, ON
L4J 1W1

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Monday 09:30 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:30
Thursday 09:30 - 17:30
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From life-time guaranteed feeders to, the freshest bird food in York Region, Toronto, the GTA, and beyond, our Backyard Birdfeeding specialists have the local knowledge of birds in the area to help you have your very own backyard oasis for our feathered friends.

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.

If you have any questions our Backyard Birdfeeding specialists will happy to answer them whether you call or drop by our store.

From all of us at Wild Birds Unlimited Thornhill we look forward to seeing you soon!

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Bird and shadow🐤😆
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.