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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Comments:
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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Bluebird babies

How to Attract Bluebirds

Habitat

There are three species of bluebirds found in North America, including Eastern, Western and Mountain Bluebirds. In Central Illinois, we have Eastern Bluebirds. AS they feed primarily on insects found in tall grasses, they prefer open spaces with few trees like pastures, along grassy lanes, golf courses (with minimal pesticide use), and rural parks, as well as many locatios near lakes. Bluebirds use nest boxes, and they can be attracted to feeders.

APS Nest Box Set UpRecommended Housing

To entice bluebirds to nest in your yard, we recommend using the Wild Birds Unlimited Bluebird House. Made in the USA and officially approved by the North American Bluebird Society (NABS), this house provides protection from weather and extreme temperatures and features the proper dimensions and other amenities bluebirds desire. In addition, the roof opens for viewing eggs and babies (this the only model with this feature), and the side opens for easy cleaning. Available in durable wood or recycled plastic.

 

Using the Wild Birds Unlimited Advanced Pole System®, place the house at a safe, desired height of about five feet. This height is optimum for bluebirds, and it allows you to easily monitor their progress. Wherever tree swallows are present, we recommend installing two houses 10-20 feet apart. Tree swallows can use one, and bluebirds can use the other, with the two species usually nesting next to other peacefully.

 

Use the Wild Birds Unlimited Raccoon Baffle to prevent squirrels, raccoons, snakes or other predators from getting to the nest. 

 

 

Fun and Functional!

We also stock many bluebird houses that are designed to accentuate your landscape, while still being safe and functional for you bluebirds.

 

Recommended Foods

To attract the most bluebirds to your feeders, we recommend offering mealworms, Wild Birds Unlimited Bark Butter Bits or Bark Butter®. We carry a variety of feeders that you can use to offer these foods to your birds.

 

Mealworms are ideal for providing the necessary protein and nutrients to adult bluebirds and their babies.

 

WBU Bark Butter Bits contains calcium and may support healthier bones and eggs for mother birds and their babies.

 

Bark Butter is the perfect blend of protein and fat, and it will keep them going regardless of the weather.

Mealworms

Mealworms
Birds Love Them

bark butter bits

WBU Bark Butter Bits
A WBU Exclusive

Jim's Birdacious Bark Butter

WBU Bark Butter
A WBU Exclusive

     

 

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