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:
Visit our other website

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: 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.




Autumn is a Great Time to
Add or Upgrade Feeders!

Here at Wild Birds Unlimited, we offer many types of specialty feeders, but sometimes we like to review the basics. Below are our recommendations for three options in all-purpose feeders that will attract the widest variety of birds.


Quick-Clean Seed Tube

Seed Tube Feeder with
WBU Supreme Blend


EcoTough Ground Tray Feeder

EcoTough Ground Tray with
WBU Deluxe Blend


EcoTough Classic


EcoTough Classic
hopper feeder with
WBU Deluxe Blend



How to Attract Birds by Offering
Food at Different Levels

Birds tend to choose feeders that are at the same height where they would find food in the wild. Imitating these natural feeding levels will help you attract the most birds to your backyard.

There are two basic backyard bird feeding levels: elevated and ground.

1. Feeding at the Elevated Level - Elevated-feeding birds live in forests and suburban areas and forage for food in trees. These birds prefer sunflower seeds, safflower, sunflower chips and nuts.

To attract elevated-feeding birds, offer WBU Supreme, Choice or No-Mess Blend in a Quick-Clean® Seed Tube Feeder, hanging tray, or hopper-style feeder on an Advanced Pole System® bird feeding station.

Typical Elevated-feeding Birds
- chickadees
- titmice
- finches
- jays
- nuthatches
- woodpeckers

2. Feeding at the Ground Level - These birds often live in meadows/grasslands or open backyards where fallen plant seeds are a food source. Though millet is the preferred seed of most ground-feeding birds, they will eat other seeds, such as sunflower.

To attract ground-feeding birds, offer WBU Select Blend, Deluxe Blend, No-Mess CC Blend in a ground feeder like our EcoTough™ Ground Tray.

Typical Ground-feeding Birds
- juncos
- towhees
- quail
- doves
- sparrows

3. Feeding at Both Levels with One Feeder - To attract birds at both levels using one feeder, offer WBU Deluxe or No-Mess Blend in an EcoTough™ Classic hopper feeder. This feeder was designed to accommodate both feeding levels, with plenty of perching space at the feeder, plus unique notches at the ends of the feeder that allow just the right amount of food to fall to birds below. Elevated-feeding birds will eat the larger seeds at the feeder and knock out the millet for the ground-feeding birds.

Our WBU Deluxe Blend is full of sunflower seeds, millet and safflower. Sunflower and safflower lovers will eat at the feeder, and ground-feeding birds will eat the fallen millet. No-Mess cantain all shell-free seeds, such as sunflowerchips and peanuts for the upper level birds, and millet for the gorund feeders.