Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan

Rosann Kovalcik, Owner

Rosann Kovalcik, Owner

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan

20381 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236

Phone: (313) 881-1410
Fax: (313) 881-2008
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Store Hours:
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.

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How to Attract More Birds with Bark Butter®

 No bird food attracts more species of birds than Jim's Birdacious® Bark Butter® (click here for a comprehensive list of bird species who eat it). Created by Jim Carpenter, founder of Wild Birds Unlimited, Bark Butter is a spreadable suet that can be easily smeared on tree bark or a Bark Butter Feeder to attract birds such as chickadees, nuthatches, catbirds, cardinals, mockingbirds, wrens, woodpeckers, towhees, Brown Creepers, grosbeaks, robins and more. This exclusive food option is made from suet, peanut butter and corn for a high energy treat your birds will love.

We also carry Jim's Birdacious® Bark Butter® Bits, which are bite-sized nuggets are made of rendered beef suet, peanut oil, roasted peanuts, corn, oats and calcium carbonate and allow you to easily offer Bark Butter to attract a variety of birds, including many that do not normally visit feeders. They are particularly popular among birds during the nesting season when a Bark Butter® Bit can be carried by parent birds to feed to their young. The nutrients in these products help with feather production, as well as with second clutches of eggs which are often laid around this time.

Bark butter products can also be used in conjunction with feeders such as the one pictured below. Simply open the door, spread the Bark Butter inside, and you're good to go! This feeder is perfect for woodpeckers whose long tongues reach inside, but also excludes Starlings whose tongues cannot reach. Attract native birds with a Bark Butter station of your own



Who Is Eating Bark Butter?

The Bark Butter Bird List

Originally, Jim Carpenter created Bark Butter to attract Brown Creepers. However, through the years many more species of birds have been seen eating it; 138 so far and counting. Here is the list of birds across North America that have been reported eating Jim's Birdacious Bark Butter.

  • Muscovy Duck
  • Mallard

  • California Quail
  • Gambel’s Quail
  • Northern Bobwhite

Pheasant & Turkey
  • Ring-necked Pheasant
  • Wild Turkey

Pigeons & Doves
  • Band-tailed Pigeon
  • Eurasian Collard-Dove
  • White-winged Dove
  • Mourning Dove

  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Anna’s Hummingbird

Woodpeckers & Sapsuckers
  • Lewis’s Woodpecker
  • Red-headed Woodpecker
  • Acorn Woodpecker
  • Gila Woodpecker
  • Golden-fronted Woodpecker
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker
  • Nuttall’s Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Arizona Woodpecker
  • White-headed Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Pileated Woodpecker

Parrots (feral)
  • Yellow-chevroned Parakeet

  • Black Phoebe
  • Eastern Phoebe

  • Gray Jay
  • Pinyon Jay
  • Steller’s Jay
  • Blue Jay
  • Western Scrub-Jay
  • Mexican Jay

  • Clark's Nutcracker

  • Black-billed Magpie

Crows & Ravens
  • American Crow
  • Northwestern Crow
  • Fish Crow
  • Common Raven

  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Mountain Chickadee
  • Mexican Chickadee
  • Chestnut-backed Chickadee

  • Bridled Titmouse
  • Oak Titmouse
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Black-crested Titmouse

Verdin & Bushtits
  • Verdin
  • Bushtit

  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Pygmy Nuthatch
  • Brown-headed Nuthatch

  • Brown Creeper

  • Cactus Wren
  • Carolina Wren
  • Bewick's Wren
  • House Wren

  • Golden-crowned Kinglet
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet

  • Wrentit
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Western Bluebird

  • Veery
  • Gray-cheeked Thrush
  • Swainson’s Thrush
  • Hermit Thrush
  • Wood Thrush
  • American Robin
  • Varied Thrush

Catbirds, Mockingbirds, Thrashers
  • Gray Catbird
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Brown Thrasher
  • Curve-billed Thrasher
  • Crissal Thrasher

  • Cedar Waxwing

  • Ovenbird
  • Prothonotary Warbler
  • Orange-crowned Warbler
  • Nashville Warbler
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Northern Parula
  • Magnolia Warbler
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Black-throated Blue
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Yellow-throated Warbler
  • Townsend's Warbler
  • Hermit Warbler
  • Pine Warbler

  • Spotted Towhee
  • Canyon Towhee
  • California Towhee

  • Rufous-crowned Sparrow
  • American Tree Sparrow
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Black-throated Sparrow
  • Fox Sparrow
  • Song Sparrow
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow
  • Swamp Sparrow
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Golden-crowned Sparrow
  • House Sparrow
  • Eurasian Tree Sparrow

  • Dark-eyed Junco

  • Summer Tanager
  • Scarlet Tanager
  • Western Tanager

Cardinals & Pyrrhuloxia
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Pyrrhuloxia

  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Black-headed Grosbeak

  • Indigo Bunting
  • Painted Bunting

  • European Starling
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Rusty Blackbird
  • Brewer’s Blackbird
  • Common Grackle
  • Boat-tailed Grackle
  • Brown-headed Cowbird

  • Hooded Oriole
  • Bullock’s Oriole
  • Audubon’s Oriole
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • Scott's Oriole

Finches, Redpolls, Siskin
  • Purple Finch
  • House Finch
  • Common Redpoll
  • Pine Siskin
  • American Goldfinch