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May 3, 2013
Competitive Birding for Conservation
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | Birds
119 species in 2011 143 species in 2012 300 species in 2013? Team Wild Birds Unlimited is participating again in our local Audubon’s Birdathon. We found 119 species in a single day two years ago, 143 last year and hope to find close to 175 this year. Recently, a Birdathon team from the Cornell Lab
April 24, 2013
Inspire New Bird Watchers
By John Schaust, Chief Naturalist | Events
While I have been accused of being a little dramatic at times, I believe that having the gift of birds and the beauty of nature as part of our daily life provides for a lifetime of inspiration and joy. Sharing your passion for birds with others can be a simple act, but it can have
hummingbird
April 16, 2013
Amazing Memory
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | Birds
Did you ever wonder how a hummingbird will show up in your yard and check out the hummingbird feeder or hanging nectar plant that was there last year but hasn’t been put out yet this year? How do the birds know? It’s almost like they remember the nectar-rich food source. It is amazing that a
Carolina Wren, Bird Photo, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
March 29, 2013
Nesting Foods
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | WBU Products
Though the recent snow storm in the Midwest doesn’t reflect it, spring officially sprang last week. Have you been listening to the ever increasing dawn chorus? It’s a sign that birds will soon be nesting. Your chickadees and bluebirds may have already started new home selections which means precious, little eggs aren’t far behind. Do
Bluebird, Bird Photo, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
March 22, 2013
Bluebird Alert!
By John Schaust, Chief Naturalist | Birds
It is hard to imagine, but the Wild Birds Unlimited corporate office sits in the middle of a fairly sterile suburban setting. It wasn’t always so. When WBU, Inc. moved into its current office space almost 20 years ago, the area surrounding it was mostly undeveloped fields, pasture and woodland. Prime bluebird habitat. But as
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