Upcoming In-Store Events
We would love for you to join us for the upcoming special events!
A Note About Wild Birds Unlimited Presentations: For presentations beginning at 10 am on Saturdays or 11 am on Sundays doors will open at our regularly scheduled opening time. For all other presentation times please ensure that you have arrived 15 minutes prior to the given start time as the presentations will begin at their scheduled time. Unless otherwise indicated all events are FREE for participants and seating is available on a first come first seated basis. Presentations are aimed at an adult audience (unless otherwise indicated).
A Note About Participation in Our Bird Walks: Due to high demand and in an effort to be fair to everyone, priority registration for bird walks will be given to people who have not participated in a walk during a given calendar year. Previous participants from other walks are welcome to go on a waiting list and may be added if room allows. At this time bird walks are open to adults only.
Please Note: Scheduled events and presentations are guidelines only and subject to change due to the availability of presenters, inclement weather and other unforeseen complications. We make every effort to ensure our in-store events go off on time as originally planned.
For presentations and events taking place at our sister store in Barrie, please click here.
WBU Newmarket Grand Re-Opening Weekend
Saturday, February 29, 2020 to Sunday, March 1, 2020
We're having a party to celebrate our grand re-opening and hope you can join us! Come and meet the new owners of WBU Newmarket, Kristen and Cameron, check out the newly renovated store and enjoy our exciting animal guests. Plus, there’s plenty of prizes to be won, promotions to take advantage of, and refreshments to enjoy. Hope you can join us!
We will have some great promotions in store during this event. Pick up a FREE goody bag for the birds (while supplies last). We will also be having a Feeder Swap all weekend long. Bring in an old feeder for 20% OFF a brand new feeder (some exclusions apply)!
On Saturday, February 29th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. we'll be joined by our friends from the Mountsberg Raptor Centre and their birds of prey. Meet the handlers of these magnificent birds, learn all birds of prey and hear about the individual stories of these fascinating creature and how they became rehab/education animals.
On Sunday, March 1st from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. we'll have the team of Wildlife Ambassadors from Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue on hand. Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue is licensed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) and Canadian Wildlife Services to rescue, rehabilitate and release sick, injured, orphaned or abandoned wildlife. Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue is dedicated to providing programs that are both fun and exciting, as well as educational.
Both days are a drop in style events, and you are welcome to visit the animals any time for as long as you would like within the hours posted above. This event is free and great for all ages, we hope to see you in store!
Sunday, March 29, 2020 – Presentation at 11 a.m.
Nesting season is here! Our year-round resident backyard birds are actively searching for a place to raise their families. Ever wonder who prefers what, or how to attract them to nest in your yard? Join us on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 11 a.m. for our presentations about Nesting Neighbours. This presentation focuses on what bird house and nesting accessories will work best in your yard, where you should place nest boxes, what birds use nest boxes and how to provide the best nutrition for birds and their growing families. No registration required. We hope to see you there!
Mason Bee Education
Sunday, April 26, 2020 - Presentation at 11 a.m. - Pre-registration is Required.
Blue Orchard Mason Bees are a species commonly found in North America and can be released in your garden to successfully pollinate your flowers, trees, shrubs, fruits and vegetables. Mason Bee cocoons can be released when conditions are optimal, when daytime temperatures have reached about 10-13°C (50-55°F) or 10% of spring blooms are happening. Simply release them in your yard and provide your garden and neighbourhood with instant pollination and biodiversity. Female bees will return to the area they hatched to lay their eggs and having a pollen bee nest available to them will ensure the bees continue to flourish in your area.
WBU Newmarket is proud to sell Mason Bee Cocoons along with some of the best BEE HOUSES and PRODUCTS for backyard bees! To help your bees be as successful as possible we will also be giving a presentation at 10:00 all about rearing and releasing mason bees. Presentations are aimed at an adult audience.
Pre-registration is required as space is limited for this event, please fill out the registration form below to confirm your spot:
Orioles – Birds with a Sweet Tooth
Saturday, April 25, 2020 – Presentation at 10 a.m.
Come and join us as WBU Newmarket’s Kristen Martyn talks everything orioles: types of orioles, their natural history, nesting, oriole behaviours and of course how to attract orioles to your backyard! This presentation concentrates on how you can best prepare your yard to attract these nectar and fruit loving birds using food, water and several other key features. This presentation is packed full of photos of these brilliantly coloured backyard birds and is a must hear for anyone who feeds the birds or would like to learn more about the birds in their area. No registration required. We hope to see you there!
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