Springfield, Illinois

Wade Kammin, shop owner

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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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.

Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop of Springfield

• Event Notice •
book signing
Friday, May 26th, Noon-3 Only

Meet Jim Carpenter, author of The Joy of Bird Feeding and have your copy signed. 

Filled with useful information and illustrated with more than 800 images and 180 maps, The Joy of Bird Feeding is the essential guide for anyone who loves to feed the birds.

In this book, Jim Carpenter, founder and president of Wild Birds Unlimited, shares a lifetime of bird feeding passion and experience, answers common hobby problems and provides fun bird feeding activities to share with family and friends.
 book signing perks


WBU is the best place in central Illinois for all your backyard birdfeeding supplies.




Product Spotlight - Birdhouses for Spring


Now is the perfect time to install birdhouses for the nesting season.

Made in the USA

Our Best Birdhouse



How to Attract a Greater Variety of Birds

Mesh Peanut Feeder with Peanuts
Eco-Clean/Quick Clean Seed Tube with Springfield Supreme Blend

finch feeder
Finch Blend in a Steel Mesh Finch Feeder


Dinner Bell Feeder with Mealworms, a House Wren favorite.


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Squirrel and Raccoon Resistant  Suet Cakes


orioles at feeder

Fruit & Jelly Feeder



Each bird species has food preferences, and these may change seasonally. Offering multiple kinds of foods throughout the year will help attract a greater variety of birds to your bird feeding station on a regular basis.

Recommended Foods

Beyond our regionally-formulated seed blends, we recommend offering a broad selection of foods that attracts a greater variety of birds and meets their nutritional needs.


The best single source of protein and fat for birds. Some birds will cache nuts to retrieve later, making repeated trips to feeders to gather food.

Finch Blend

Goldfinches’ favorite food. Our WBU Finch Blend attracts more finches than Nyjer seed alone. It has an even higher protein content is an excellent energy source for active birds and is best used in our specially-designed finch feeders. Finches are in central Illinois all year long.


Attract common and uncommon insect-eating birds like bluebirds and wrens. Because mealworms crawl, place them in a smooth-sided feeder where they cannot crawl out. We have many styles from which to choose. While often thought of only as food for nesting birds, you can serve mealworms year-round. Overwintering robins and bluebirds love them!


Hummingbirds’ favorite food. It’s important to continue offering nectar until all the hummingbirds have migrated, which in our area can be as late as the end of October. Note - You may go days between sighting as the month moves on, esp since some birds will stop for only a few minutes as they travel south and you may miss seeing those individuals.

Fruit and Jelly

Fresh fruit and jelly are favorites of orioles, robins, mockingbirds and a few other species. Jelly, in particular, is often overlooked as one of the foods that will keep the orioles coming to visit far more often.


One of woodpeckers’ favorites. Suet is a high-energy, pure-fat substance that birds enjoy all year long. It is particularly helpful in winter when birds need more calories to stay warm.

Seed Cylinders

The quickest, simplest, longest-lasting way to feed your birds. Available in a variety of flavors, our seed cylinders meet the nutritional needs and feeding behaviors of a number of different birds.

Jim’s Birdacious® Bark Butter®

The perfect blend of fat and protein, no other single bird food attracts a greater variety of species; 76 and counting. Created with a soft consistency which you can spread on tree trunks or special feeders.