We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
1930 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: (217) 789-6468
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Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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We are located with easy access from all parts of Springfield and surrounding areas. We are next to the Circle K on the east side of MacArthur Blvd, just north of Ash St. contact us by e-mail: email@example.com
Help your birds during winter weather:
• Keep feeders full, especially at dawn and dusk so birds can fuel up. The long night is the hardest on birds. Going to bed on a full stomach can make a positive difference on survival, as can waking up to a quick meal to help recover energy lost.
• Provided lots of feeding options. The cold will have birds stressed enough without having to fight for space at a feeder. In addition to your usual feeders, adding roomy, open tray feeders (either hanging or at ground level) and even having seed spread over shoveled ground will feed a lot more birds.
• Offer "quick energy" foods that require less work for the birds to eat. Shell-free foods, such as peanut pieces, No-Mess blends, and Bark Butter Bits are a few foods that can be consumed easily. Spreadable Bark Butter can feeder Robins and other species that may not normally visit feeders.
• Build a brush pile near feeders to provide convenient windbreaks. (Even though it's cold out now, pick up one of our bird gardening books to plan for spring plantings that will benefit birds in years to come.)
• Use birdbath heaters to provide ice-free water.
• Keep yourself and your pets safe! Bundle up, fill feeders quickly, and get back inside.
WBU Heated Bird Bath
As the seasons change, there are several ways you can prepare your yard to help your visiting birds during the colder months of the year.
Take Stock of Feeders
During winter, birds need high calorie foods to keep their little bodies warm, especially during cold nights. Now is the perfect time to clean and repair your feeders and replace any that cannot be fixed.
Clean your feeders with warm, soapy water, and sanitize them with a 10% bleach solution. If you’re looking to replace a feeder, try a Wild
Cold winds strip heat from birds very quickly. Birds will seek refuge from the wind in dense vegetation, natural cavities, birdhouses, or roosting pockets. Roosting pockets provide birds with a warm, dry location that can help protect them from cold, nasty winter weather.
Offer Ice-Free Water
Birds need water in winter to maintain their feathers for effective insulation. Use a heated bird bath or add a heater to your existing plastic or metal bird bath. This will help make some water available even on the coldest day. Some concrete baths with an added heater may not be able to handle freezing weather and are better stored away for winter. To be safe, place a plastic bird bath dish with a built-in heater on the existing pedestal.