Abbotsford, British Columbia

#13-33324 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC V2S 2B4
Behind the Blue Money Mart

 (604) 852-1960

Open Today Until 5:00 pm

Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed

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Migration

Keep An Eye Out for New Visitors

 

Winter is moving in, but that isn’t the only thing new around here. You may have spotted a few feathered out-of-towners that may be sticking around for winter.

Winter is a great time to look for uncommon bird species. Juncos and other sparrows and finches may be making a repeat appearance in your yard this winter as many of them come back to the same exact location each year.

Keep your feeders full and look for birds associated with “irruptions.” When natural winter food supplies are scarce in northern Canada, numerous bird species “irrupt,” migrating south in search of food.

The most common irruptive birds are Pine Siskins, Purple Finches and Evening Grosbeaks. And as winter snows move down the mountains, Varied Thrush will make an appearance. You will also find some sparrows that will move down to spend the winter with us, most notably the Fox Sparrow but the White-crowned and Yellow-crowned may join them as well.

Juncos and Varied Thrush

Lovers of millet, you can attract Juncos to your yard by offering WBU Deluxe Blend in a ground feeder or hopper feeder. They’re persistent foragers and have been known to burrow through snow in search of seeds.

Pine Siskins

These “winter finches” are attracted to WBU Finch Feeders filled with Nyjer® or WBU Finch Blend. You can also attract them to your Seed Tube Feeders by offering blends with sunflower chips like our WBU No-Mess LM Blend.

Grosbeaks

If they’re visiting your yard, be ready - they are hungry birds. Before the 1850s, Evening Grosbeaks were not commonly found east of the Rocky Mountains. Now, winter irruptions can occur across the country. Grosbeaks are great lovers of Black Oil Sunflower so our Supreme LM Blend or Premium Black Oil Sunflower will be favourites of theirs.

As you can see, our feathered guests’ tastes and preferences vary, so it’s important to be prepared. Because, before you know it,  these out-of-towners will be just that - headed out of town.

Visit us this month, and we’ll make sure you have everything you need to keep your resident birds happy and to help attract these winter guests.

 


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