Edmonton, Alberta

Jan Chapman & Dave Cleary

Jan Chapman & Dave Cleary

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Edmonton, Alberta

12204 107th Ave N.W.
Edmonton, AB T5M 4A8

Phone: (587) 521-2473
Fax: (587) 521-2474
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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We can show you how to turn your yard into a birdfeeding habitat that brings song, color and life to your home.

 



How to Attract More Birds with Peanuts

Did you know that some birds "cache" or save, their food for later?       

  • Right now chickadees, nuthatches, and jays are hiding food to retrieve and eat at a later time. This behaviour is called “caching.” Caching helps birds survive during bad weather and when food sources are low. These birds can store hundreds of seeds a day. Each seed is placed in a different location and they generally remember where each one is, even a month later.
  • By providing an easily accessible food source, you can help your birds with their caching needs.
  • Chickadees prefer to cache black oil sunflower seeds; often eating a small portion before hiding it in and under bark, dead leaves, knotholes, clusters of pine needles, gutters, shingles and in the ground. Chickadees cache more in the middle of the day when visiting feeders. Chickadees like to cache seeds within 130 feet of bird feeders; your yard or a neighbour's yard. Often, they tuck seeds into the bark and crevices of a wood pile or on a large branch. They even cache them under mulch in a garden.
  • Nuthatches prefer heavier sunflower seeds over the lighter ones. Be sure to have some sunflower chips in your blend, too, as they like these 25% more than ones in the shell. They cache more in the morning and prefer to hide foods on deeply furrowed tree trunks and the underside of branches. Nuthatches are also known to hide seeds under a shingle or behind wooden siding.
  • Jays love to cache peanuts, sunflower seeds and acorns. They are especially fond of peanuts in the shell. They bury them in the ground and are known to cache about 100 in a day; emptying a feeder in no time. Watch for them make repeated trips to your feeders and fly off. They can travel up to two miles to bury their nutritious treasure.

We will be Closed Monday, Oct 10, 2016 - Thanksgiving Day.

Wild Birds Unlimited

Find us at:

12204 107 Ave NW Edmonton AB T5M 4A8Map to Store 12204 107 Ave NW

 

For what's happening in nature this month go to:

Nature Happenings - September

 

Check out Upcoming Events at Wild Birds Unlimited, Edmonton.

For news of other nature events in the community check out the following pages.

Edmonton Nature Club - Calendar

Nature Alberta - Events