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August 25, 2016
WBU University’s Latest Class Graduates
By Margaret Collins, Media & PR Manager | Franchising, WBU Business
As many kids are heading back to the classroom, the latest class at WBU University just graduated. The August class was one of the largest in recent years, with 25 attendees representing 14 stores. A variety of franchise store owners attended; six new, seven existing and one transfer stores. This variety in a class is
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August 11, 2016
WBU Launches Redesigned Website
By Margaret Collins, Media & PR Manager | WBU Business
Carmel, IN – Now anyone can attract song, color and life to their backyard by visiting www.wbu.com. The redesigned and enhanced Wild Birds Unlimited (WBU) website reflects the in-store experience and enables visitors to learn more about birds, regardless of their hobby expertise. The site focuses on the customer point of view and what they
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May 2, 2014
Barred Owl Nest Cam
By Margaret Collins, Media & PR Manager | Birds
We are excited to announce we have partnered with The Cornell Lab of Ornithology to give families nationwide something to hoot about with a live Barred Owl Nest Cam. Children and their parents can join in the excitement by tuning into the live streaming video to see what a day in the life of a
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April 9, 2014
Hummingbirds Return
By Margaret Collins, Media & PR Manager | Birds
Hummingbirds are making the journey north. You can track their progress at the Journey North web site. These miniature marvels have been migrating between North and Central America for thousands of years, a round trip in which millions of hummingbirds instinctively participate. Are you ready for their return? Make sure to thoroughly clean and dry
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April 5, 2014
Our Barred Owl Family
By Margaret Collins, Media & PR Manager | Birds
How cool is this! Jim Carpenter, owner and CEO of WBU, got some great shots of the Barred Owl family doing what every typical family does, have dinner together. Thursday, April 3rd, we had about 4” of rain here in the Indianapolis area. So, the crawdads must have been out on top of their little
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March 21, 2014
Friday Fun Video
By Margaret Collins, Media & PR Manager | WBU Products
Have you tried our bird seed cylinders yet? They are a great way to keep the birds at your feeders a little longer. The cylinders are compacted seeds and nuts, held together with gelatin, so the birds have to work to get just the right seed. Watch this video to see them in action and
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March 14, 2014
Nesting Season Has Started
By Margaret Collins, Media & PR Manager | Birds
Watch this entertaining video to see some beautiful birds nesting!
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March 5, 2014
Woodpecker Fun Facts
By Margaret Collins, Media & PR Manager | Birds
Be entertained and learn more about woodpeckers.
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February 12, 2014
Get Ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count
By Margaret Collins, Media & PR Manager | Partnerships
Join our Cheif Naturalist, John Schaust, as he prepares for the 17th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), scheduled for February 14 through February 17, 2014. The annual four day event is a joint project between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Bird Studies Canada and the National Audubon Society. Wild Birds Unlimited is a sponsor
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February 5, 2014
Annual Great Backyard Bird Count
By Margaret Collins, Media & PR Manager | Partnerships
The annual four day event is a joint project between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Bird Studies Canada and the National Audubon Society. Wild Birds Unlimited is a sponsor for the event. Participating individuals, families, schools and organizations are encouraged to count birds at bird feeders and in backyards, local parks or other locations. Those
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January 22, 2014
Where do Birds Find Water in Winter?
By Margaret Collins, Media & PR Manager | Birds
If water sources are frozen, it can be very difficult for birds to find a drink. They may have to travel a long way to an open source or resort to eating snow (if there is any). Birds need drinking water to maintain a healthy metabolism to stay warm and hydrated. They need it for
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January 16, 2014
Who’s in Charge?
By Margaret Collins, Media & PR Manager | Birds
Have you ever seen juncos fan their tails at one another? What about lunging at each other? Juncos definitely have a dominance hierarchy (kind of like a pecking order) in their winter flocks. You can often observe individuals challenging the status of others with aggressive displays of tail fanning and lunges. So, who’s in charge?
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December 13, 2013
Decorate a Wreath for the Birds
By Margaret Collins, Media & PR Manager | Birds
I started making bird wreaths back in the 90s for myself and for friends and family who loved birds and bird feeding and who were hard to buy for during the holidays. I have continued to make them for over 20 years and love this tradition each and every year. Since the invention of Bark
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November 22, 2013
Hummingbirds Eating Suet?
By Margaret Collins, Media & PR Manager | Birds
Hummingbirds consume more than just nectar. They must have a source of protein and at least half of their diet is small insects and bugs. But a hummingbird eating suet? Check out the above photo. Debbie, an employee at the Wild Birds Unlimited of Torrance, CA, put out a fresh Bird Bug Bites Suet Cake
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November 15, 2013
WBU Receives STAR Award
By Margaret Collins, Media & PR Manager | Franchising
Recently, Wild Birds Unlimited was awarded second place for Best Overall Performance during the exclusive 2013 Franchise Leadership & Development Conference held from October 9 – 11, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. The annual STAR awards (Speaking To And Responding) recognize the top companies in franchise recruitment nationwide. The award recognizes Wild Birds Unlimited for its
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October 22, 2013
Keeping Squirrels Off Your Bird Feeders
By Margaret Collins, Media & PR Manager | WBU Products
Songbirds and squirrels have similar tastes in food, so it’s no surprise they are constant companions to backyard bird feeding. People tend to react to squirrels in one of two ways. They are cute and entertaining or it’s a lifelong quest to keep the critters out of the bird feeders. I’ve been in this business
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May 30, 2013
Essential Tips for Hummingbird Feeders
By Margaret Collins, Media & PR Manager | Birds
Hummingbirds have returned to most regions in North America, check out the Journey North map. We wanted to share these helpful tips to frequently asked questions regarding hummingbirds. A special thank you to Rosann Kovalcik, owner of the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, for sharing her hummingbird expertise with everyone. How