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Oregon Junco, bird photo, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
October 16, 2019
Bird Feeding in the Fall
By WBU Inc | Hobby
Bird feeding in the fall is a little different than feeding in the summer. As we get ready for colder temperatures and birds begin migrating south, here are six bird feeding tips to get the most out of feeding in the fall. Add sunflower seeds (in and out of the shell) to your food offering
Anna's Hummingbird, bird photo, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
September 16, 2019
3 Ways You Can Help Hummingbirds Migrate
By WBU Inc | Birds
Beginning in August, millions of hummingbirds will migrate to Mexico and Central America as part of an instinctive migration pattern that they have followed for hundreds of years. At speeds up to 60 mph, many hummingbirds will travel a non-stop, trans-gulf flight that takes approximately 18 – 22 hours and covers 500 – 600 miles. Hummingbirds
No-Mess Seed Blend, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
July 25, 2019
7 Tips for Storing Bird Food
By WBU Inc | Hobby
Storing bird food correctly can ensure the seed you provide will always be healthy and nutritious. Under normal storage and use conditions, seed will stay fresh and healthy for birds until it is completely consumed. However, unusually wet or humid weather conditions or periods of slow bird activity can potentially cause bird seed to deteriorate or
Northern Cardinal, bird photo, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
June 12, 2019
Bird Dads
By WBU Inc | Birds
Dads provide for us, care for us, teach us and guide us. Bird Dads are no different! In honor of Father’s Day and dads everywhere, here are some of our favorite Bird Dads. Have you ever seen birds kissing? Northern Cardinals and Western Scrub-Jays do this. The male feeds his mate seeds during courtship and
Owlets perching on box with Mama close by
May 24, 2019
A Look Back on the 2019 Owl Cam
By WBU Inc | Birds
Another season has come to an end, so let’s take a look back on the 2019 Owl Cam and the noteworthy moments that happened with our owl family. The owls returned to the nest box this spring. Two eggs were laid in early March then hatched in early April. From incubation, to bringing all sorts
Rufous Hummingbird, bird photo, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
April 18, 2019
Hummingbirds Are Coming, Are You Ready?
By WBU Inc | Birds
Hummingbirds are making the journey north. You can track their progress by going to the Journey North website. 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 in. Hummingbirds are coming, here is how you can get ready for
Eastern Bluebird, bird photo, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
February 22, 2019
2 Ways You Can Help the Birds this Nesting Season
By WBU Inc | Birds
Nesting season is just around the corner. A new generation of birds will soon be entering the world. The food and housing we provide can make a significant difference on how well they will thrive and survive in our own backyards. Here are two tips to help you help the birds this nesting season. 1.
Mountain Chickadee, bird photo, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
January 16, 2019
The Best Foods for Birds During Winter
By WBU Inc | Birds
The best foods for birds during winter are high calorie and high fat foods. So, in the winter, you may need to change some of the foods you offer to birds. In periods of cold and severe winter weather, birds may use feeders as the critical source of food that enables them to survive from
Chestnut-backed Chickadee, bird photo, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
December 20, 2018
A Look Back on the Year of the Bird
By WBU Inc | Birds, Partnerships
This year we partnered with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the National Audubon Society, and we were privileged to work with National Geographic and Bird Life International to celebrate the Year of the Bird. As 2018 comes to an end, let’s reflect back on the Year of the Bird. 2018 was proclaimed the Year of
Reb-bellied Woodpecker, bird photo, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
November 26, 2018
3 Ways You Can Help Birds Survive Winter
By WBU Inc | Birds
In much of North America, winter can be a difficult time for birds. The days are short, and nights are often cold and long. The natural food supply has been consumed or is hidden by snow and most insects are dead or dormant. Water can be hard to find, and food needed to provide the
EcoTough Ranchette Retreat, Bird Feeder, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
October 18, 2018
What’s a Foundational Feeder?
By WBU Inc | Birds, WBU Products
Are you looking to attract more birds to your yard? Foundational feeders are an essential part of any backyard bird feeding station. You can get the most out of your backyard bird feeding experience by getting started with one today. What is a foundational feeder? A foundational feeder is a feeder that contains a reliable
Painted Bunting, bird photo, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
September 14, 2018
3 Ways You Can Help Migrating Birds This Fall
By WBU Inc | Birds
More than 300 bird species found in North America during the summer will migrate to Latin America or the Caribbean, some covering distances of nearly 7,000 miles. Parks, backyards and nature refuges across the country will host these winged visitors for the next few weeks as the birds make their way to their fall and
February 1, 2017
Home is Where the Nest Is
By WBU Inc | Birds, Hobby, WBU Products
Believe it or not, some birds like bluebirds and chickadees are now scoping out neighborhoods to raise a family. They are looking for potential home sites (such as tree cavities or nest boxes) and reliable food sources. A bird’s primary consideration when choosing a nesting site is security. Protection from predators and proximity to food
January 19, 2017
Splish! Splash! Attract More Birds with Water.
By WBU Inc | WBU Products
We carry so many bird baths it is hard to describe exactly what you might find at our stores. Bird baths and bird fountains are made out of every conceivable material, in every shape and size and can be placed anywhere you wish: on pedestals, chains, or decks. We have recirculating fountains, big and small.
December 20, 2016
Wild Birds Unlimited Helps Consumers Give the Gift of Backyard Bird Feeding with Limited Holiday Collection
By WBU Inc | WBU Products
BY: CASSIDY MCALOON |SPONSORED: 1851 Franchise Magazine The brand’s holiday gift sales have the potential to determine future growth and product development initiatives. Holiday shopping season is in full swing. Through the rest of the year, malls will be packed and online shopping carts will be full with the usual selection of toys and technological
December 14, 2016
Wild Birds Unlimited Expands Reach in North Carolina Thanks to Local Multi-Unit Franchisees
By WBU Inc | Franchising
BY: MEGAN FERRINGER |Sponsored: 1851 Before becoming a Wild Birds Unlimited multi-unit franchisee, Heidi Muma started as one of the brand’s best customers. Living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Heidi fell in love with the bluebirds that frequented her backyard day after day. So when a new Wild Birds Unlimited opened up in the same
November 23, 2016
The Restaurant in Your Backyard
By WBU Inc | Hobby
        You’re traveling down the highway and need to eat. Your restaurant choices are Shady Ray’s or Chez Cuisine. Shady Ray’s looks like it hasn’t been cleaned since The Depression, about the same time their food was considered fresh. Chez Cuisine features pristine conditions and only the finest foods. So where do
September 9, 2016
Keeping Birds Healthy
By WBU Inc | Hobby
If you love watching birds, then you want to make sure they return to your yard again and again! If they find a relatively safe habitat with fresh food and water, chances are they will come back – frequently. There are several things you can do in your yard to ensure the health of your
September 2, 2016
Making the Most of Late Summer
By WBU Inc | Birds, Hobby
          Though this month marks the beginning of the end of summer, there are still plenty of opportunities to help birds and maximize your backyard enjoyment. Hummingbird Migration Millions of hummingbirds are preparing to fly back to their winter ranges. Hummingbirds have been migrating between North and Central America for hundreds