We’re Hiring

We’re Hiring
Share your enjoyment and passion of feeding the birds. Help others to connect and enjoy that same enthusiasm as you do.
We are looking for sales associates who can help us help others “enjoy nature in your own backyard “.
- retail experience an asset but not necessary
- ability to lift 20 lb bags of seed for our customers
- positive, energetic, enthusiastic and willing to learn
- flexible schedule and able to work weekends
We provide training so you can provide informed advice about feeding the birds and our quality products.
Stop by and talk to us or drop off a resume.

Saturday, 10 July 2021

 Bird Feeding in Summer

With the summer heating up, you may be wondering about your bird's behavior in the new season. With such hot temperatures, you may even be concerned about their health and how they can stay cool. 

Typically, the amount of birds coming to your feeders will lessen during the warmer months. This is because there is a lot more natural seeds and insects for them to eat, and they will gravitate to this over seeds we provide. Whether or not you'd like to continue putting out seed is completely up to you, and there's absolutely no harm in providing seed over the summer. If you put out suet, be sure to use a higher quality suet over the summer. Low quality suet will often melt when it gets too hot, which can cause quite a mess! High quality suet will hold it's shape all summer. If you're storing suet, just be sure to keep it stored in a cool place. 

As for your hummingbirds, it's important to change the nectar more frequently when temperatures are high. The nectar will go bad a lot more quickly in the heat, so be sure to keep a close eye on it and clean your feeder! Don't be too concerned if you're not getting as many hummingbirds around as usual, as there is a lot more natural food for them in the summer. They'll be back at your feeders in swarms for the fall and winter. 

In your backyard, there are steps you can take to reduce the heat for the birds. You can move your feeders to a shady area, create spots for dust baths, and place out birdbaths or shallow dishes of water! Your birds will definitely appreciate it. 

Happy summer and happy birding!

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

July Gabriola Delivery Date

 We're planning a delivery run to Gabriola island for July 7th! If you live on Gabriola and are running low on bird supplies, give us a call and we'll be happy to set up your free delivery

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

What to do if You Find a Baby Bird 

It's nesting season, and lots of new baby birds are being brought into the world! This means that some of you may run into a baby bird by itself outside of it's nest, and this can be a confusing situation to be in. You want to help the bird, but you also want to make sure you do it in the safest way possible. And that's great! Here's a helpful info-graphic to help you take the right steps for different scenarios. 

Here are a few resources you can use if you need to contact help:

Call your local veterinarian's office for assistance and ask if they will accept it!
North Island Wildlife Recovery: https://www.niwra.org/
Wildlife Rescue Association: https://www.wildliferescue.ca/animal/bird/

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

 Lunar Eclipse May 26th

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, there will be a total lunar eclipse! This eclipse is being called a "super flower blood moon" according to this great article by CBC. The eclipse will start around 2:45am and end around 4:45am, so if you're a night owl or an early riser, be sure to catch it!

Here are some great links for more info:

CBC article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/lunar-eclipse-may-1.6034691

Vancouver Island eclipse schedule: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/@6173336

Monday, 17 May 2021

 Closed on Monday, May 24th for Victoria Day!

Just wanted to let everyone know that we will closed on Monday, May 24th for Victoria day! We will back open and ready for business again on Tuesday, May 25th.