Abbotsford, British Columbia | Chilliwack, BC | Langley, BC

Cliff and Sherry Jury

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

Abbotsford, British Columbia

#13-33324 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC V2S 2B4

Phone: (604) 852-1960
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Store Hours:
Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: Closed


Chilliwack, British Columbia

8810-C Young Road
Chilliwack, BC V2P 4P5

Phone: (604) 792-1239
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Store Hours:
Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Langley, British Columbia

Willowbrook Park Shopping Centre,
#2-6131 200th Street
Langley, BC V2Y 1A2

Phone: (604) 510-2035
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Store Hours:
Mon - Thurs: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 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.

Make March Less of a Stress for Birds

Dinner Bell FeederSimply put, March can be a very difficult month for your birds.

Early in the month, birds' natural food supply is at its lowest point of the year. Insect populations are still low, and the few remaining wild fruits, berries, seeds and nuts are either hidden or undesirable. Unpredictable weather doesn't make life any easier. Sunny, warm, spring-like days can turn into cold, damp conditions that challenge birds' survival skills. And to make matters worse, this is all happening as some birds prepare for nesting season.

However, these various challenges provide you with one of the best opportunities of the year to help your birds.

Providing Food Makes a Difference

Offer your birds lots of high-energy foods, such as peanuts and suet. Loaded with fat and protein, these are beneficial substitutes for the scarce insects many birds would eat if they could find them.

Counteract the lack of natural insects by offering protein-rich mealworms. They are eaten by numerous species of birds and can be a lifesaver during a sudden cold snap.

Nesting Birds Need Help, Too

Birds build open-cup shaped nests in trees or on the ground, or they nest in cavities (or holes) in trees. By placing nesting materials and installing bird houses around your backyard, you can entice birds, such as bluebirds, wrens, chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers, swallows, owls and Wood Ducks. Bird houses can make your birds' lives a little easier. After all, they have already expended a lot of energy establishing territories, courting and looking for scarce food.

If you are using a functional bird house to provide your birds a home, be sure it meets these six requirements:

  • Designed for the species, according to bird’s size and nesting requirements
  • Ventilation holes to provide release for heat build-up
  • Easily cleaned
  • Easily mounted or hung
  • Durable to withstand several seasons of use
  • Drainage holes in the bottom of the house

Hummingbirds’ Migration Marathon

Could you finish a marathon race? How about 38 of them, a distance just under 1,000 miles?

Well, as crazy as it sounds, that’s what some hummingbirds are doing right now.

 The next couple of months are your best opportunity to see hummingbirds. Adult hummingbirds are now joined by a horde of juveniles as they head back from Central America and their winter territories, some traveling thousands of miles.

It’s estimated that more than seven million Ruby-throated Hummingbirds return from the tropics each spring, along with six million Rufous, three million Broad-tailed, and millions of other individuals of various hummingbird species.

En route to their destination, hummingbirds will take part in an eating binge so be sure to have your hummingbird feeders filled with a nectar solution.

Visit us soon, and we’ll make sure you have everything you need to enjoy these miniature migrating marathoners.

(photo of hummingbird & fuschia is by Perry Stehr)