Winnipeg, Manitoba

Richard & Jennifer Gobeil

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

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Unit 45 11 Reenders Drive
Winnipeg, MB R2C 5K5

Phone: (204) 667-2161
Fax: (204) 667-0190
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Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Latest News:

View the Following Link from the Canadian Wildlife Federation for an Update on White-Nose Syndrome Affecting our Bats.  To Date: 90% of the little brown bat population in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick has been completely wiped out!

 

http://www.cwf-fcf.org/en/resources/online-articles/news/funding-stories/frightful-fungus.html

 

Check out This Link Posted Feb.11/12 by the Winnipeg Free Press

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/white-plague-139145264.html

 

Bat Facts:

 

  • A single Little Brown bat can catch hundreds of mosquitoes in an evening. 
  • Little Brown bats, while hibernating can reduce their heart rate to 20 beats per minute and can stop breathing for 48 minutes at a time.
  • Little Brown bats can hibernate for more than seven months if left undisturbed.
  • A nursing Little Brown bat mother can eat more than her body weight nightly (up to 4,500 insects).
  • Bats are the only mammals capable of flight.
  • Almost 1,000 bat species can be found worldwide. Bats make up a quarter of all mammal species.
  • Bats have the second highest number of species of all mammal families – the rodent family is the largest.
  • As the primary predators of night-flying insects, bats play a vital role in maintaining the balance of nature.
  • Bats species that will live in bat houses often eat insects that could damage crops, such as cucumber and June beetles, stink bugs, leafhoppers and corn worm moths.
  • Providing bat houses can help build the populations of many valuable bat species including Little Brown bats, Big Brown bats, Eastern Pipistrelle and the Eastern Long-eared bat.
  • Bat houses provide places for bats to roost, hibernate and raise young.
  • The majority of bats that use bat houses are females utilizing the house as nurseries for their young.

Dying bats called No. 1 mammal crisis in U.S

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/07/12/earlyshow/living/petplanet/main20078755.shtml?tag=mncol%3Blst%3B2