We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
20381 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Phone: (313) 881-1410
Fax: (313) 881-2008
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Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thurs: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Free parking available at rear of store.
When you feed birds in your backyard, it shows that you value having a daily relationship with nature and that you are willing to take action to foster it. We are grateful to be able to provide you with everything you need to connect with nature and with birds.
The Great Backyard Bird Count gives you the opportunity to join a community of those who feel the way you do about nature. This annual event links citizens with scientists in an effort to collect important data about backyard birds.
The GBBC is a joint project of Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society and is sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited. Count the birds in your backyard, and then simply report the information online at http://gbbc.birdcount.org/.
Your information becomes part of an extensive data base that is analyzed by scientists to better understand important trends in bird populations, range expansions, habitat changes and shifts in migration patterns.
As a Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) participant, you may see birds you don’t know. To identify lesser-known birds, practice answering the following questions, looking at a bird from the top down.
Look at the bird’s overall size, shape and posture. Is it the size of something familiar like a sparrow, robin or crow? How does it sit, perch or fly?
Does the bird have a colorful or striped cap? Is there a stripe above or through the eye, or does it have an eye ring or “spectacles?” Look for cheek patches or a mustache. Is there a white throat patch?
What are the overall back, breast and belly colors? What’s on the chest: a patch, spots, streaks or is it clear? Are the flanks (sides of body) clear or streaked? Is there a white or yellow rump patch?
Are the wings a different color than the body? Are there wing bars or spots?
Is the tail long or short compared to the body? Is it forked, squared, pointed or another shape? Are there certain colors or vertical or horizontal stripes?
We offer a variety of binoculars that will provide clear views and field guides that will help you determine a bird’s identity. With practice, you will quickly gather all the clues you need to positively identify birds.
What : A daytime of good birds with birding buddies, followed by beer drinking!
When : Saturday, March 4th is the date where we will take you to a few birding hot spots in the area and end our day at a Brewery for lunch.
Where : We start at 8:00 a.m. at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House where we will go birding for two hours.
Then we board the rental bus and head to Belle Isle State Park for a few more hours of birding.
We will end up at Atwater Brewery in Detroit for a presentation on beer; Lunch and tip included. Beverages to be purchased separately by you.
Why: Why not? We are looking forward to a day of fun!!
Space is limited to Twenty (20) people.
Cost is $50.00 per person. Checks made payable to Rosann Kovalcik, requested in advance.
Register by emailing Rosann at RosannKovalcik@comcast.net
Rosann Kovalcik, Owner of Wild Birds Unlimited, Grosse Pointe Woods
Bill Rapai, President of Grosse Pointe Audubon and Author of Brewed in Michigan: The new golden age of brewing in the Great Beer State
Jim Szelc, Scope Man, dispenser of good information, bird-spotter
Andrea Rose Meldrum, Scope Woman, camera operator, bird-spotter
DRINK MICHIGAN BEER, WATCH MICHIGAN BIRDS
As part of her role as board member of Detroit Audubon, Rosann is asking for help with a project close to her heart. Detroit Audubon hosts field trips for the children of Detroit, and is in need of approximately sixty pairs of binoculars. If you would like to help, consider providing monetary donations which will help the children of Detroit enjoy and appreciate birds. Please send donations to Wild Birds Unlimited, 20381 Mack Avenue in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236. Checks can be made payable to Detroit Audubon. There is also a donation jar at the counter at the store. We appreciation any and all donations.