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Products Designed by Experts. Trusted Local Advice.™


Your Source for: • The Finest, Freshest Bird Food • The Best Selection of High-quality Bird Feeders • Our Exclusive Advanced Pole System® • Decorative Nature and Garden Gifts

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At Wild Birds Unlimited, we’re dedicated to helping you turn your yard into a habitat that not only benefits wild birds and the environment, but also brings song, color and life to your home. Products Designed by Experts More than 30 years of knowledge gained from our customers helps make our products the highest-quality bird feeding supplies on the market. Trusted Local Advice Our goal is to help you better enjoy this wonderful hobby by providing the best local advice and bird feeding products to meet your needs. We want you to have the best bird feeding experience possible. After all, it’s the most relaxing, fulfilling, educational and exciting hobby that anyone, young or old, can enjoy.

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Some products are species specific and not carried at all stores. See store for product availability.


Flying Start® Combo

◉ Great for First Time Bird Feeders ◉ Great Addition to Your Existing Setup

The all-in-one feeder that attracts them all with seed, suet, nuts and fruit.

Some products are species specific and not carried at all stores. See store for product availability.

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Foods to Serve the Birds in Your Backyard The Importance of Protein and Fat in a Bird’s Diet

Regardless of the season, birds need foods high in protein and fat. These provide extra energy and help birds during nesting, raising their young and molting their feathers in the spring and summer. These foods, along with stored body fat, are the primary energy supply that fuels a bird throughout fall migration and during long, cold winter nights.

No matter what time of year, seed-eating birds will continue to look for supplemental sources of seeds that will provide them with their essential fat and calories. So it’s important to offer the right seeds in your bird feeders. Many of these seeds, including black oil sunflower and millet, are featured in our exclusive, locally-selected, seed blends that also have other seasonallyappropriate ingredients.

Seed

Pictured: Carolina Chickadee

Loaded with protein, mealworms can help you attract common and uncommon insect-eating birds like bluebirds or wrens.

Mealworms

Pictured: Mountain Chickadee

Suet is a high-energy, pure-fat substance that supplements birds’ daily diet year-round and is particularly helpful when finding insects to eat is difficult. We carry a selection of suet and high-fat foods, such as Jim’s Birdacious® Bark Butter®, various suet cakes and plugs, No-melt Suet Dough Cylinders and Stackables®.

Suet & Fats

Pictured: Male Downy Woodpecker

Hummingbirds (and orioles in the spring and summer) look for reliable nectar sources. Provide for their needs at your WBU nectar feeders early, and they will reward you by continuing to visit your yard all season long.

Nectar

Pictured: Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

Loaded with fat and protein, peanuts provide birds with the necessary energy to defend territories and raise healthy families in the spring and summer. They are also helpful to fatten up birds for fall migration and during the winter months when the extra calories help keep them warm. During spring and summer, fresh and dried fruits are popular and help provide new feathers with proper color pigments and other nutritional needs. During fall and to prepare for winter, many birds change some of their eating habits. Birds that usually eat insects may start to eat berries to supplement their diets.

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Pictured: Male House Finch Some products are species specific and not carried at all stores. See store for product availability.


House Finch

Customers Agree... Birds like our

No-Mess Blends Customer Review:

5.0

“This bird seed is excellent. I filled my feeders and it really lasted even though the birds went crazy over it.” – Joeast, South Easton, MA

Customer Review:

5.0

No-Mess Blends No Shells, Attracts ALL Birds with NO MESS

“This bird food is the cornerstone of our bird feeding regimen. It pulls in the most types of birds, and the lack of shells keeps plants from sprouting up around the base of the feeders.” – Woodrax, Westminster, Colorado

It is a tidy feeding solution that is perfect for attracting a wide variety of birds.

Customer Review:

And it’s a good value, too. It takes almost two bags of a regular blend to get as much edible seed as in one bag of our No-Mess.

“The birds love it! It’s attracting some new birds as well that I haven’t seen since I moved here a year and a half ago.”

5.0

– Leslie R., Cheyenne, WY

WBU Seed Blends Chosen by Your Local Expert Choose from the very best bird seed available. Here are just a few of the blends we carry.

Deluxe Blend

Feeds birds at the feeder and on the ground.

Supreme Blend

A versatile blend for virtually every feeder.

Some products are species specific and not carried at all stores. See store for product availability.

Choice Blend

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Peanut Feeders Let Your Birds Go Nuts

Peanuts are loaded with protein and are a great addition to the choices you offer your backyard birds, including woodpeckers, titmice, nuthatches, chickadees, jays and more.

Tidy Cylinder Feeder White-breasted Nuthatch

Tidier Dining With the right combination of food, feeders and accessories, you can enjoy feeding your birds and have a tidy backyard, too.

It’s fun to watch the antics of peanut-eating birds. Jays and titmice will yank the shells out of the feeder and may even stop to weigh their choices to make sure they get the heaviest peanut. Most likely they’ll fly to a nearby perch, place the nut between their feet and peck away until they reach the insides. Jays and other birds will cache seeds and nuts to retrieve later, making repeated trips to feeders to gather food and hide it in a safe spot. Birds generally remember where they store their food and return to retrieve it when they need it.

1. Featuring a tray that reduces the amount of uneaten seed debris that falls to the ground, our Tidy Cylinder Feeder makes offering seed cylinders easy. Simply drop one of our exclusive seed cylinders (2 lbs.), or up to three Stackables® into the feeder, hang it, and watch your birds enjoy.

Mealworms The Other Bird Food

You can attract birds, such as wrens, chickadees, bluebirds, titmice, mockingbirds, robins, thrushes, thrashers, catbirds, woodpeckers and occasionally, certain warblers to your yard by offering them an insect dish they’ll love — mealworms.

2. The WBU Dinner Bell™ feeder’s built-in dome provides protection from the weather, and the built-in tray prevents food from falling to the ground. Simply fill the WBU Dinner Bell with any of our seed, WBU Seed Cylinders or No-melt Dough Cylinders, mealworms or other food and enjoy the birds as well as a tidier feeding station. 3. For a compact, yet versatile tidy feeding station, we recommend offering WBU No-Mess Blend in our WBU Quick-Clean® Seed Tube Feeder with a WBU Weather Guard and WBU Seed Tray.

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WBU Mesh Peanut Feeder with Quick-Clean® Bottom White-breasted Nuthatch

Numerous birds regularly eat insects as part of their diet. In fact, almost 80% of the world’s bird families include some insects in their diet. Plastic-walled feeders such as our APS SideDish™ or Dinner Bell™ are perfect for offering mealworms. Dinner Bell Adult Eastern Bluebird with Juvenile

Some products are species specific and not carried at all stores. See store for product availability.


Convenience Foods How Many Foods Can We Shape into a Cylinder? Available only at Wild Birds Unlimited, our exclusively formulated Bird Food Cylinders are an easy and tidy way to offer your birds a wide variety of food. Made of different combinations of tightly packed ingredients, Bird Food Cylinders last longer, requiring feeders to be refilled less often. Bird Food Cylinders are great for every day use, and they’re wonderful vacation foods, too. Just use a Bird Food Cylinder to feed the birds at your home while you’re away.

Seed Cylinder Available in a variety of flavors to attract different birds

Different Ingredients Attract More Birds and Meet Their Different Needs • Seed • Mealworms • Suets and Fats • Nuts, Berries and Fruit

Flying Start® Combo Naturally Nuts® Suet Dough Stackable® No-Mess Stackable Nutty for Nuts® Stackable

Dinner Bell White-breasted Nuthatch

Some products are species specific and not carried at all stores. See store for product availability.

Flying Start® Combo

Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Chickadee & American Goldfinch

Naturally Nuts® No-melt Suet Dough Cylinder Long-lasting and easy to use

Suet Dough Cylinder Feeder Black-capped Chickadee

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Suet and No-melt Suet Dough A Boost of Energy for Your Birds

Why Our Suet and No-melt Suet Dough Products Are the Best All of our suets and no-melt suet doughs contain high-quality ingredients, providing critical fats and calories and making every trip to the feeder count.

Naturally Nuts Our Naturally Nuts is loaded with lots of yummy nuts that birds such as woodpeckers, chickadees and nuthatches love to eat. ®

Nuts & Berries

Peanut Butter’n Jelly

Hot Pepper

Packed with peanuts, almonds, pecans and cranberries, Nuts & Berries is designed to attract suet- and fruit-eating birds like woodpeckers, chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, wrens and more.

Peanut Butter’n Jelly is a great addition to your yard. The peanut butter appeals to birds that like insects and nuts, while the “jelly” (blueberries) attracts fruit-eating birds. It also includes calcium to help birds lay strong eggs.

Hot Pepper No-Melt Suet Dough is delicious, and attractive to your birds, but other backyard visitors don’t find it appealing.

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Suet Feeders

The Suet-able Way to Feed Birds Suet is a high-energy, pure fat substance that is helpful when insects are harder to find and birds need a little extra energy. Upside-Down Suet Feeder Male Hairy Woodpecker

Offering suet at a backyard feeding station is one way to attract a greater diversity of insect-eating birds. Birds that eat suet will still find natural food sources, such as insects, insect eggs and larvae for a wellrounded diet. Birds that eat both insects and seeds, like chickadees and nuthatches, will also visit suet feeders. Some suet is plain and some suet contains nuts, raisins or other fruit and insects. The variety of suet flavors helps attract a variety of birds.

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Tail Prop Suet Feeder Male Hairy Woodpecker

Some products are species specific and not carried at all stores. See store for product availability.


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117 Bird Species (and Counting) Love It Jim Carpenter is the founder of Wild Birds Unlimited and the creator of Jim’s Birdacious® Bark Butter®, the food that has attracted 117 different bird species and counting. Available only at Wild Birds Unlimited, now there are multiple ways to treat your birds with Bark Butter, including Bark Butter Bricks, Bark Butter Bits and Bark Butter Plugs. For more information and to see a video of birds eating Bark Butter, visit www.barkbutter.com.

Jim’s Birdacious Bark Butter

Jim’s Birdacious Bark Butter Bits Spiral TreatTray Carolina Wren

White-breasted Nuthatch Some products are species specific and not carried at all stores. See store for product availability.

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Made in U.S.A.

Looks Like Wood, Tough Like Plastic Classic Too

We are proud to conserve and protect bird and wildlife habitats through educational programs, community involvement and the support of conservation organizations. We also offer a variety of products, such as our EcoTough® line, that are functional as well as earth-friendly. Made of recycled milk jugs, our EcoTough Feeders are high-quality products that help keep unnecessary waste from making its way into our landfills. These feeders are good for the birds, good for the environment and good for you, too. EcoTough feeders are built to last. Even in the harshest weather conditions, they won’t rot, crack, fade or warp and have limited lifetime guarantees.

Purple Finch & Pine Siskin

For Offering: • Seed Blend(s) • Use tray for various treats

Bluebird Nesting Box Our top-of-the-line bluebird house includes all of the key elements needed for a successful nesting experience for both tenant and landlord.

Did You Know?

Classic Hopper Feeder & Catch-a-Seed Tray

Our EcoTough products are made of recycled milk jugs. Anywhere from eight to 64 milk jugs are used in one of our recycled feeders, depending on its size.

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This feeder has a roof that protects the birds and food from the elements and perch drains that allow seed to fall for ground-feeding birds. (Feeder, tray and hardware sold separately.)

Some products are species specific and not carried at all stores. See store for product availability.


WBU Quick-Clean Seed Tube Feeder

Rose-breasted Grosbeak & House Finches

WBU Quick-Clean Finch Feeder

American Goldfinches

Why Our Tube Feeders Are the Best • Removable Quick-Clean® base makes cleaning easier. • Metal armor around seed ports to prevent squirrel damage. • Lifetime guarantee. • Accessories like our Weather Guard, to protect seed from the elements, and Seed Tray, to help keep your yard clean, are easy additions. Quick-Clean Feeders Some products are species specific and not carried at all stores. See store for product availability.

Made in U.S.A.

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Available Exclusively at Wild Birds Unlimited

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Our tube feeders contain a material preservative to inhibit microbial damage on four treated surfaces:

• Tube • All Black Powder-Coated Metal Components

• Seed Diverter Quick-Clean Removable Base ®

• Perch Covers

Carolina Chickadee

Manufactured exclusively for Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc. EcoClean is a trademark of Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc., Carmel, IN 46032. EcoClean products are protected by U.S. Patents and Patents Pending. U.S. Patent No. 5215039, 5452682, 7621232.

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Tufted Titmouse

EcoClean Seed Tube Feeder

Made in U.S.A. Some products are species specific and not carried at all stores. See store for product availability.


EcoClean Seed Tube Feeder with Weather Guard* & Seed Tray (Sold separately.) *Not Available in EcoClean Line

EcoClean Finch Feeder House Finch & American Goldfinches

EcoClean Dinner Bell™ Feeder Male Downy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee

EcoClean Tube Feeder ®

Customer Review:

5.0

Antimicrobial product protection

“I clean the feeders on a regular basis but like the fact that the Eco-Clean system is working in between cleanings.” – Outdoor Girl, Bellbrook, OH Customer Review:

5.0

High quality design and materials

“The product is so well made compared to competitors. Others are hard to assemble, hard to clean, poor quality. It is the quality that impressed me most.” – Janey May, Mammoth Lakes, CA

For more information about EcoClean, the world’s most advanced bird feeders, visit www.wbu.com/ecoclean.

Some products are species specific and not carried at all stores. See store for product availability.

EcoClean Perch Covers

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WBU High Perch Hummingbird Feeder

Made in U.S.A.

Our High Perch™ Hummingbird Feeder features a high perch that allows hummingbirds to comfortably rest. Longer perching/sitting times at the feeder = better, longer views of the birds.

WBU Mini High Perch Hummingbird Feeder

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Why Our Hummingbird Feeders Are the Best Benefits for Hummingbirds

Benefits for You

• WBU Hummingbird Feeders do not leak. This helps keep bothersome bees and wasps away from the feeder.

• Our Hummingbird Feeders provide the best visibility, allowing you to see all the birds feeding at one time.

• Our feeders have raised ports that keep rain water from diluting the nectar solution.

• Our feeders are easy to fill, clean (top rack dishwasher safe), hang or mount and are extremely durable.

• Nectar solutions can also be diluted by overfilling the ant moat. Our Hummingbird Feeders’ moats have drains that prevent this from happening, even in the rain.

• WBU Hummingbird Feeders feature built-in ant moats to prevent crawling bugs from reaching the nectar solution.

• Our Hummingbird Feeders feature colors that mimic natural nectar sources.

• Our feeders have clear bottoms that allow you to see hummingbirds’ tongues lap up nectar (up to 12 times a second) as well as the level of the nectar solution. • All WBU Hummingbird Feeders are backed with a lifetime guarantee.

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Some products are species specific and not carried at all stores. See store for product availability.


WBU Decorative Window Hummingbird Feeder Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

WBU Oriole Feeder Male Baltimore Oriole

Orioles

One of North America’s Favorite Fruit-eaters WBU Nectar & Bottle

Of the nine oriole species found in North America, the Baltimore is widespread in the east and the Bullock’s is common in the west. Orioles can be drawn to backyards by offering food, such as orange slices, grape jelly and mealworms. They will even use the protein-rich mealworms to feed their nestlings.

Hummingbird Fun Facts • There are more than 325 species of hummingbirds, making them the second largest bird family in the world, second only to flycatchers. • A hummingbird’s brain is about the size of a BB. • Hummingbird nests are made of plant down and glued together with spider webs and tree sap.

• Hummingbirds lay the world’s smallest bird egg. • Hummingbirds eat about every ten minutes. • Hummingbirds lap up nectar with their long tongues. • Hummingbirds’ hearts are larger proportionally to their body than any other bird or mammal.

Some products are species specific and not carried at all stores. See store for product availability.

Nectar feeders are also attractive to orioles, supplementing the natural nectar they typically find in flowers. Boil two cups of water; add ¹/3 cup of sugar; cool and fill the feeder. Orioles seem more easily attracted to feeders if their preferred foods are waiting for them upon their return from their tropical winter homes. Place feeders in the open so they are readily visible and away from other bird feeding stations. Be patient and keep the foods fresh, replacing them every few days, and be sure to keep your feeders clean, too.

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Male Downy Woodpecker

Customers Agree... Our Products Work Advanced Pole System Basic Set Up ®

Customer Review:

5.0

The perfect beginning to your ultimate bird feeding station

“I purchased this set up along with the raccoon baffle after catching a raccoon red-handed bending my shepherds hook to the ground to eat my suet. The system was easy to set up, looks great, has stood up to strong winds and I haven’t seen the resident raccoon since.” – Rick from Barrington, IL

EcoClean Tube Feeder ®

Customer Review:

5.0

Antimicrobial product protection

“I clean the feeders on a regular basis, but like the fact that the EcoClean system is working in between cleanings.” – OG from Bellbrook, OH

Black-capped Chickadees

No-Mess Blend Customer Review:

5.0

No shells. No mess. 100% edible.

“I fill the birdfeeder at least twice a day and the food that does happen to fall on the ground, if not eaten by the birds, the squirrels will eat.” – Birdlover from Portland, OR

Quick-Clean Removable Base ®

Customer Review:

5.0

It’s easy...press two buttons; Base pops off for easy access

“This is the easiest feeder to clean and is practically indestructible. Have six and would buy more if I had more room.” – Gecko from Venice, FL

Advanced Pole System Squirrel Baffle ®

Customer Review:

5.0

Stops squirrels before they reach your feeders

“I purchased this item to go along with the pole system and within days realized I had finally won what my husband called the squirrel wars. It works 100% of the time at keeping the squirrels from reaching the bird feeder.” – Heidi from Virginia

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Some products are species specific and not carried at all stores. See store for product availability.


How to Create Your APS Bird Feeding Station

The Advanced Pole System

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The Ultimate Bird Feeding Solution Step 1: Plant it Our patented Advanced Pole System® (APS) is the foundation for successfully attracting birds to your backyard. Comprised of interchangeable hardware pieces, the APS lets you create a customized setup that best suits your yard and the birds you want to attract. Stabilizer

helps the APS look great and stay straight.

Step 2: Extend it

Our Decorative APS hardware is eye-catching as well as functional and can also be used for feeding or housing birds, hanging plants and more.

Basic APS Setup

All APS parts are powder-coated to prevent rusting, and they fit together easily with no special tools required. APS is protected by U.S. Patent No. 6,386,142

Snap Button Attachments make building easier and prevent the setup from twisting in the wind.

Step 3: Accessorize it

EZ-Attach Parts and Accessories allow you to simply add arms, APS feeders and other parts.

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3'

Window Strike Zone: To see birds up close, place your setup no more than three feet away from your window. This will decrease the likelihood of birds injuring themselves if they do hit your window. Otherwise, place your setup no less than ten feet away. Squirrel-proof Zone: Place your baffled station at least ten feet away from other objects that squirrels can jump from to make it unreachable.

Some products are species specific and not carried at all stores. See store for product availability.

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Create a New Bird Feeding Station Your Yard: The Place to be All Year Round A reliable food supply provides many benefits to the birds, especially during periods of extreme weather. Review your backyard bird feeding station(s) and be sure you have the variety of food and feeders that will meet your birds’ needs. With our wide selection of foods, feeders and Advanced Pole System® (APS) hardware, it’s easy to add a new station or update your current one with new foods and feeders.

Advanced Pole System Basic Set Up ®

Customer Review:

5.0

The perfect beginning to your ultimate bird feeding station

“It was easy to put into the ground, and is a beautiful addition to our yard. I would highly recommend this pole and baffle system.” – P. Jane from New Hampshire

Customer Review:

5.0

Worth every penny

“As soon as you take it out of the box, you realize how well it is constructed.” – CMP from Red Bank, NJ

Advanced Pole System Squirrel Baffle ®

Customer Review:

5.0

Two Tube Feeders, Peanut Feeder, Double Decker, Suet Cage & SideDish

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For Offering: • Nyjer® (thistle) • Bark Butter® • Stackables® • Suet • Mealworms • Seed Blend(s) • Peanuts

Stops squirrels before they reach your feeders

“This is absolutely the best purchase I have ever made and the squirrels don’t even try to get on the feeders anymore.” – Biskers from Cincinnatti, OH

Some products are species specific and not carried at all stores. See store for product availability.


Feed the Birds — Not the Squirrels Solutions for Your Backyard Whether you are looking for a new squirrel-proof feeder or a way to make your existing bird feeding station more squirrel resistant, we offer a variety of solutions that will help you foil unwanted backyard visitors.

Squirrel-proof Feeders

Pole Baffles

The weight of a squirrel closes the feeding ports.

Deter squirrels from reaching your feeders from below. The top of the baffle must be 4' to 5' off the ground. Feeders must be at least 10' from any tree or building. We offer baffle solutions that work on APS, other hardware and even 4x4 lumber.

Squirrel Baffle

Squirrel Baffle

Squirrel & Raccoon Baffle

Hanging Baffles Deter squirrels from reaching your feeders from above. For best results, tuck a smaller feeder (the bigger the feeder, the bigger the hanging baffle) inside a hanging baffle and place it at least 10' from any tree or building.

Carolina Chickadee, American Goldfinch, Rose-breasted Grosbeak

The Eliminator™ Squirrel-proof Feeder

On-Guard Cages Allow small birds to eat while deterring squirrels and larger nuisance birds.

Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch

Fundamentals Squirrel-proof Feeder Some products are species specific and not carried at all stores. See store for product availability.

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All Around Nesting Care WBU Nesting Boxes and Poles

Bluebird Nesting Box Wood or EcoTough® Recycled Plastic

Bluebird Basic Nesting Box Wood

Wren/Chickadee Nesting Box Wood or EcoTough Recycled Plastic

APS Basic Setup Mounting Hardware

Why Our Nesting Boxes Are the Best • WBU nesting boxes are designed to have the dimensions and features that appeal to specific bird species. • “Climb out” ladders on the inside of WBU nesting boxes make it easier for fledgling birds to leave the nest.

Male Eastern Bluebird

• Featuring thick walls for insulation, WBU nesting boxes maintain safe inside temperatures during late-spring cold snaps and hot summer days. • WBU nesting boxes have a unique ventilation and drainage system to provide fresh air and prevent heat and moisture build-up. • Our nesting boxes feature double openings (illustration left): a lid that opens for monitoring nest building, eggs and baby birds and a side that opens for easy cleaning after the birds leave the nest. • WBU nesting boxes feature overhanging roofs for protection against inclement weather. • When pole-mounted, a raccoon baffle (pictured left) can be placed below WBU nesting boxes for extra protection from predators.

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Some products are species specific and not carried at all stores. See store for product availability.


Water

The Importance of Water Whether they’re feeder visitors or not, birds need water. Offering a reliable source of water is probably the simplest and most important step you can take to increase the number of birds in your yard. Birds need water as much as they need food. Not only do they need it for drinking, but also for keeping their feathers clean. When it’s extremely hot, a bird’s ability to regulate its body temperature can become stressed. Birds do not sweat and must remove excess body heat through their respiratory system, sometimes to the point that they can be seen panting like a dog. This activity dehydrates birds and increases their need to replace fluids.

WBU Bird Bath Heater

WBU Water Wiggler®

WBU Drip-or-Mist House Finch

In winter, clean feathers help birds stay warm, and a bird bath is often the only way to drink and bathe. Research has shown that a chickadee with well-maintained feathers can sustain a 70° F (21° C) layer of insulation between the outside air and its skin. We offer a variety of bird baths and bird bath accessories that will help attract more birds to your yard or garden.

WBU Bird Bath with Stand Female Evening Grosbeak, Male Cassin’s Finch, Male Evening Grosbeaks

WBU Heated Bird Bath American Goldfinch

Some products are species specific and not carried at all stores. See store for product availability.

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Optics We’re Here for You We carry a selection of mostly Eagle Optics and/or Vortex optics. These are strong and durable (most have a lifetime guarantee) and designed to meet your needs. A little worried about choosing suitable optics? Don’t worry. We’re trained professionals who are ready to fit you with the perfect optics for the right price for the right occasion.

Binoculars

Choosing the Right Pair To select the binocular that best suits your needs, ask yourself the following questions: 1. How will I use my binoculars? • For bird watching, wildlife viewing, sporting events, etc. • Do I want to be able to focus clearly on butterflies, flowers or items close by? 2. What binocular fits my face and feels good to hold, carry and look through? • Make sure they offer full views if you wear glasses. • Binoculars should not be difficult, or too clunky, to handle or look through. • Be sure the carrying strap is comfortable.

Visit your local Wild Birds Unlimited, for the optics/binoculars that will best suit your needs.

1,650 (and Counting) Kids Sent to Nature Camps

Our Partners in Nature

We created Pathways To Nature for Kids (www.pathwaysforkids.com), an initiative that gives children from across North America opportunities to connect with the natural world. Pathways To Nature for Kids, in partnership with the National Audubon Society, has provided more than 1,650 scholarships to young people for attending summer camps at Audubon Centers across the United States.

www.birds.cornell.edu www.audubon.org/programs/audubon-camps

THE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT

While attending these camps, young people not only connect with nature, but they also learn to respect it and gain a desire to preserve it for future generations.

www.birdsource.org/gbbc www.bsc-eoc.org

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See store for product availability


Bird Feeding: A Hobby for All Seasons The average backyard may be visited regularly by 15 to 20 different bird species. However, a bird-friendly yard can attract up to 100 or more different species. To attract the greatest number of bird species, just provide at least one of each of these habitat elements: food, water, cover and places to raise their young.

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Get close to birds! Pictured: Mountain Chickadee

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