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Reconnecting with the Common - A Celebration of Mallards

Sometimes we take the common birds for granted, but what if we see them through the eyes of a child? Click the blog title above to reconnect with the beauty of Mallard Ducks!

 

Squirrel Appreciation Day!

Click the link above to read about squirrels - the mammals who thrill some of us, frustrate others, and coexist with us all!

 

Cedar Waxwings

Helping, loving, honoring these beautiful birds... what can YOU do? Click the blog title above to find out! Photo by Roberto Viguilla

 

Where are the Juncos?

Have you noticed a shortage of Dark-eyed Juncos in your yard this winter? Click the blog title to find out why. Photo by Kevin Murphy

 

Fascinating Blue Jays

Some people characterize Blue Jays as "loud" or "bossy" - the "bullies" of the feeder. But did you know, they're actually an alarm system for other birds, warning them of impending predators? Did you know how intelligent they are, with the ability to store food in hundreds of locations and remember them all? Click the link above to read more about fascinating Blue Jays, a bird you may have misunderstood! Photo by Emily Wolfe.

  

Decluttering Your Bird Feeders... Or Not

Much has been written about decluttering lately. But what about when it comes to your bird feeding station? Which feeders to keep, which to declutter? Following the wisdom of keeping that which brings you joy, you may not be decluttering after all. Click the link above to read Rosann's take on this topic, along with stories from her personal bird feeding stations.

 

Winter Tree Birds

Sometimes we complain about the weather, but what about those birds who have no choice but to survive in it? Click the link above to learn about some of our most hearty winter tree birds.

 

Bird Spotlight: Long-eared Owl

Have you ever seen a Long-eared Owl? Click the link above to read about Rosann's encounters with this amazing bird.

 

Red-breasted Nuthatch, A Predicted Winter Visitor

The Red-breasted Nuthatch is a bird we see in our area with varying frequency and saturation. This fall and winter we should see an abundance, as this is predicted to be an irruption year for this species. Click the link above to read all about this adorable little backyard visitor.

 

The Joy of Feeding Birds with Seed Cylinders

Looking for the perfect bird feeding solution - low maintenance, low mess, and long views of the birds you love? Try seed cylinders - a great bird feeding option offered by us at Wild Birds Unlimited! Read Rosann's latest blog which shows different birds and how they enjoy eating their cylinders. Photo by Lisa Vreede.

 

The Joy of Listening

Click the title link above to read this blog post by our store owner - a delightful reflection on the joys of listening to summer bird sounds. Photo credit: John Graffius.

 

Northern Cardinal - A Crimson Jewel in the Garden

Click the link above to read about Northern Cardinals, one of our most iconic backyard birds. Find out why they sing, how they build their nests, and more! Photo credit: Kathi Hince

 

It's Going to be a Snowy (Owl) Winter

Click here to read about Snowy Owls, those awe-inspiring birds from The North. Learn about their life habits, where they've been seen recently, and how likely it might be that you'll see one this year! Photo credit: Mark Hainen

 

Wild About Turkeys

Before we spend the holidays eating turkey, it's only fitting that we learn a little more about these impressive birds. Click the title above to be directed to our blog post on Wild Turkeys! Photo credit: Kathi Hince

 

Bird Spotlight: Sandhill Cranes

Read this blog to learn all about Sandhill Cranes, one of North America's tallest birds. This blog has facts on everything from bird size, mating behaviors, nesting, food, habitat, and more! Photo credit: Bill Creteau

 

Bird Spotlight: Northern Flickers

Read this blog to learn all about Northern Flickers, a unique and colorful variety of woodpecker found in our area. Find out what they eat, where they nest, how they sound, and more! Photo credit: Jan Palland

 

Chimney Swifts - Aerial Artists

Click the above link to see amazing photos and facts about Chimney Swifts, the bird that flies non-stop! Photo Credit: Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.

 

Cliff Swallows

Cliff Swallows are amazing birds who have adapted to the presence of humans by building their nests in places like this one, found locally! The nest that surrounds this bird is made of 1,000 carefully manipulated blobs of mud. This blog post is all about these hard-working birds. Photo credit: Lisa Vreede

 

What Does Bird Song Mean? Spring?

Many of our customers ask us why the birds sing during the midst of winter. Are they confused? Do unseasonably warm temperatures make them think it is spring? The answer may surprise you! Photo credit: Little Bird Nerd

 

Bird Feeding in the Winter

Birds may be small and light, but they are resilient survivors! Help them survive the elements this winter with this how-to guide for winter birdfeeding. This blog post covers everything from bird baths to food options to feeder recommendations to attract the species most likely to visit during the winter months. Photo credit: Andrea Rose

 

Wait! Wait! Don't Clean Up Your Yard!

Sometimes the best thing for the birds and for nature is to leave things as they are in their natural state. Our extensive (and sometimes obsessive) fall cleanup efforts are not only a huge expenditure of energy and time, they also damage and interfere with many natural processes as nature readies itself for winter. So relax, let nature take over your yard, and spend your time watching the birds instead. Read this post to see how doing less can mean more for your birds.

 

Got birds on the brain and want more? We understand!

Follow the link below to learn more about birds from the perspective of Rosann Kovalcik- store owner, Friend to the Environment, and bird lover.
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