Springfield, Illinois

Wade Kammin, shop owner

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

Springfield, Illinois

1930 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704

Phone: (217) 789-6468
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Additional Website:
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Comments:
We are located with easy access from all parts of Springfield and surrounding areas. We are next to the Mobile Super Pantry on the east side of MacArthur Blvd, just north of Ash St. contact us by e-mail: wbu150@sbcglobal.net

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We can show you how to turn your yard into a birdfeeding habitat that brings song, color and life to your home.

 

 

 

*Note - We will be closed Easter Sunday, April 20th


made in the USA

We are locally owned and operated, which means we know what's happening with the birds in our area. We appreciate your support of local businesses.

 

Nesting ChickadeeSpring and Summer are Important Times to
Continue Feeding the Birds

Backyard bird feeding stations can really make a difference, especially now that birds are raising families.

 

Birds with access to feeders:

  • can spend less time foraging for food.
  • have more time to select good nesting sites and construct higher quality nests.
  • will often lay their eggs earlier and typically have better rates of survival and fledging success than later broods.
  • have more time to protect their nest, eggs and young from predators.
  • can provide more food to their chicks. This extra nutrition increases the nestlings' growth rate and reduces aggression among nest siblings.

Offering the Right Food

As they are establishing territories and attracting mates, birds are also looking for foods high in calcium and protein to bolster their energy supply and help them during nesting and raising their young. Nestlings need increased amounts of calcium and protein for proper body and feather growth.

Calcium-added Food

Calcium promotes stronger eggs and bones for mother birds and their babies, and calcium-added foods help supplement the dietary needs of birds in your yard during nesting season. When given the opportunity, birds often consume concentrated calcium sources, especially in the evening when they are forming eggs to lay the next day. Watch for increased evening feeder activity by female birds during nesting season if you offer calcium-added foods.

Wild Birds Unlimited offers a variety of calcium-added foods, including our Nesting Blend, No-Mess PLUS blend, Choice PLUS blend, and several other foods.

Protein-rich Mealworms

You can also attract birds, such as wrens, chickadees, bluebirds, titmice, mockingbirds, robins, thrushes, thrashers, catbirds, woodpeckers and occasionally, certain warblers to your yard by offering them protein-rich mealworms.

Some birds change part of their eating habits between seasons. In fact, a great proportion of a Black-capped Chickadee's diet is insects in the spring/summer for breeding season, whereas its fall/winter diet is split evenly between animal and vegetable matter. In addition to mealworms, you can also offer Jim's Birdacious® Bark Butter® and suet to attract birds that are actively seeking insects.