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August 28, 2013
Bird Banding Fascination
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | Birds
Bird banding serves as an educational opportunity and a way for a father and daughter to bond over their interest in birds. “Daddy, you should become a bird bander so I can help.” Last weekend we attended the inaugural Young Birders Conference hosted by the Indiana Young Birder’s Club. My teenage daughter was interested in
July 26, 2013
No-Mess Summer Feeding
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | WBU Products
This time of year, it is obvious when the birds are eating. My feeders are crazy with activity from all the young birds with their parents. They can leave quite a mess of bird food and shells. That is why I prefer tidy feeding options in my yard and at the office. I really like
Eliminator
July 18, 2013
Who Is Your Customer?
By Paul E. Pickett, Chief Development Officer | Franchising
The other night, I was sitting on our screened porch with a group of friends, catching up and, of course, watching the birds at the feeders outside. One of my friends asked me about a specific feeder that happens to be exclusive to the Wild Birds Unlimited franchise system and how we came up with
Bird Watching ELC 2013
July 12, 2013
Refreshed by Connecting with Nature
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | WBU Products
Wild Birds Unlimited storeowners gathered in Indianapolis this year at the end of June for the annual Enterprise Leadership Conference. They came to refresh and reenergize themselves and learn about new innovations for their staff and stores. But before they got down to some serious work, some of them arrived a day early to play.
June 14, 2013
Dad, The Great Provider
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | Birds
Dads provide for us, care for us, teach us and guide us. In honor of Father’s Day and dads everywhere, including the bird world, here is some fun bird-Dad information. Have you ever seen birds kissing? Northern Cardinals and Western Scrub-Jays do this. The male feeds his mate seeds during courtship and it appears they