Bluebirds

How Do You Attract Bluebirds?

Mealworms, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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Mealworms

Mealworms are the larvae of the beetle Tenebrio molitor. Birds such as chickadees, bluebirds, wrens and woodpeckers will eat mealworms, if they are placed in a feeder accessible to the birds. Because mealworms can crawl, it is best to place them in a feeder where they cannot crawl out.

Mealworms can be kept for weeks at 40 – 50° F. For longer storage they should be placed in bran flakes, wheat bran or corn meal in a container having air holes. A potato or apple slice should be kept in the container for the worms to use as a moisture source.

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Mealworms, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
Mealworms
Jim's Birdacious Bark Butter Bits, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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Bark Butter Bits

Bag dimensions: 11½” x 8″ x 4″

Jim’s Birdacious® Bark Butter® Bits are bite-sized nuggets made of rendered beef suet, soy oil, roasted peanuts, corn, oats and calcium carbonate. Bark Butter Bits allow you to easily offer Bark Butter in tray, seed tube and hopper feeders. Just add them to your feeder to attract a variety of birds, including many that do not normally visit feeders.

Jim Carpenter is the founder and CEO of Wild Birds Unlimited and the creator of Jim’s Birdacious Treats, Trays & Toppers™. This fun, revolutionary system turns a small outdoor space into a bird feeding system with lots of activity.

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Jim's Birdacious Bark Butter Bits, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
Bark Butter Bits
Sunflower Chips, Straight Seed, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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Sunflower Chips

Hulled Sunflower is birds’ favorite food but without the mess of shell debris.

Get more birds for your bucks by offering sunflower seeds without their shells. No shells means no mess under your feeder. Hulled sunflower seeds have a high oil content and provide birds with an extra kick of energy. It’s an ideal seed to offer in feeders near patios, sidewalks or balconies. Offering hulled sunflower is also cost efficient, because you’re not paying for the shells that are not consumed.

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Sunflower Chips, Straight Seed, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
Sunflower Chips
EcoClean Dinner Bell with Seed Cylinder, bird feeder, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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EcoClean Dinner Bell Feeder

Capacity: 1 qt
Dimensions: 16″ x 12″ diameter

Our most versatile feeder is now available with antimicrobial product protection built into the tray. Though the tray now features a smoky look, the clear roof still allows birds to easily find food. The Dinner Bell™ tray prevents food from falling to the ground, and its dome raises and lowers, allowing you to feed smaller birds while deterring larger birds, such as starlings, grackles and doves. The dome also provides birds and food protection from the elements. Backed with a lifetime guarantee, the Dinner Bell is easy to fill and hang, and its tray is top rack, dishwasher safe.

Available exclusively at Wild Birds Unlimited, our EcoClean® feeders and accessories are the most advanced bird feeding products available on the market. EcoClean products feature a patented technology that inhibits the surface growth of damaging bacteria, mold and other microbes. This protection won’t wash or wear away, and it uses environmentally friendly technology.

(Bird food not included.)

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EcoClean Dinner Bell, Bird Feeder, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
EcoClean Dinner Bell Feeder
Spiral Treat Tray, Bird Feeder, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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Spiral Treat Tray

Dimensions: 16″ x 18¼” x 11½”

Perfect for offering Jim’s Birdacious® Treats, our Spiral TreatTray features three easy-to-fill cups and provides unobstructed views of visiting birds. Offering different Treats allows you to discover the diverse food preferences of your backyard birds. The Spiral TreatTray is easy to hang, and it accommodates clinging birds (such as woodpeckers) and perching birds (such as chickadees).

Jim Carpenter is the founder and CEO of Wild Birds Unlimited and the creator of Jim’s Birdacious Treats, Trays & Toppers™. This fun, revolutionary system turns a small outdoor space into a bird feeding system with lots of activity.

(Bird food not included.)

*Contact your local Wild Birds Unlimited Store for product availability. Some products are species specific and not carried at all stores.
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Spiral Treat Tray, Bird Feeder, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
Spiral Treat Tray
EcoTough 9x9 Tray, Bird Feeder, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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EcoTough 9″ x 9″ Tray Bird Feeder

Dimensions: 8¾” x 9″ x 9″

Tray Feeders allow birds to easily locate seed. Try placing the versatile EcoTough® Tray Feeder in your favorite viewing area and attract a diverse group of birds by offering different types of bird seed, peanuts, suet snacks or fruit.

EcoTough feeders and houses are environmentally friendly, high quality products that are made from recycled plastic milk jugs. These feeders and houses prevent used milk jugs from making their way into our landfills.

(Bird food and crook arm not included.)

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EcoTough 9x9 Tray, Bird Feeder, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
EcoTough 9" x 9" Tray Bird Feeder
EcoTough Bluebird NestBox, bird nest box, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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EcoTough Bluebird House

House Opening: 1 ½” and 1 9/16” diameter entrance holes

Our top-of-the-line bluebird house includes all of the key elements needed for a successful nesting experience for both tenant and landlord. It’s the ideal size for bluebirds, and it includes the proper drainage and ventilation to keep babies dry. Our unique two-way opening system makes cleaning, maintenance and monitoring a snap.

EcoTough® feeders and houses are environmentally friendly, high quality products that are made from recycled plastic milk jugs. These feeders and houses prevent used milk jugs from making their way into our landfills. EcoTough feeders and houses won’t rot, crack, fade or warp like wood can. They also come with limited lifetime guarantees.

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EcoTough Bluebird Nesting Box, Nesting, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
EcoTough Bluebird House
APS, Advanced Pole System Basic Mounting Setup, Hardware, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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APS Basic Setup – Mounting

Our exclusive, patented Advanced Pole System® (APS) Basic Setup is the perfect beginning to your ultimate bird feeding, housing and/or watering station designed to meet your own individual needs.

Just twist the 3-foot base pole into the ground using the convenient corkscrew auger. Next slide the Stabilizer onto the base pole and push into the ground (Tests show the stabilizer holds the pole straight in up to 35 MPH wind gusts). Add the extension pole and dual flange (specially-designed to mount birdfeeders or houses), and then top it with a bird house or with a hopper feeder.

Includes:

  • 36″ base pole
  • 36″ extension pole
  • two-piece large stabilizer
  • dual-mount flange

Also, be sure to shop through our other bird feeding supplies to complement all your bird feeding needs.

(Bird feeder or house not included.)

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APS Basic Setup - Mounting
Heated Bird Bath with Stand, Bird Bath, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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20″ Heated Bird Bath with Stand

Dimensions: 22½” x 20″ diameter

Falling temperatures are no reason to keep your birds from getting their fill of water. This durable, plastic bird bath provides a reliable source of water when natural sources are frozen, even to temperatures below -20° F. This bird bath includes a stand and allows visitors to drink and bathe and keep their feathers clean for maximum insulation against the cold.

It features a built-in 150 watt, fully grounded heater that is thermostatically controlled to conserve energy. Full 4 year warranty.

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Heated Bird Bath with Stand, Bird Bath, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
20" Heated Bird Bath with Stand

Other Info About Bluebirds

Do Bluebirds Migrate?

The Western Bluebird is a partial migrant in most of its range changing its altitude rather than latitude during breeding season. The Northwestern and British Columbia populations are more migratory.

The Eastern Bluebird is more migratory in its northern range and a non-migratory, year-round resident in its southern range.

The Mountain Bluebird is the most migratory of the bluebirds but is non-migratory in a small part of its range in parts of the West and Southwest.

What Foods Do Bluebirds Eat?

Mealworms, Bark Butter®, Bark Butter Bits, suet, peanut pieces, sunflower chips, raisins, currants, grapes

Where Do Bluebirds Nest?

Nests in existing cavities. Will use a nest box. Download PDF

What Do Bluebirds Look Like?

Male and female are very similar with the female being paler. Plumage is duller in winter. Juveniles are paler with more spotting.

Bluebird Range Maps

Maps provided by Birds of North America Online.
Maintained by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.