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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Illinois is the summer home for two oriole species, Baltimore (males are bright orange) and Orchard (males are rust orange).
They typically arrive in late April or May and stay through mid-late summer. For a 3-4 week period when they are traveling north in the spring, they can be seen both in town and in rural areas. However, they prefer to spend most of the summer breeding season in more rural habitats or along lakes, ideally with a mix of woodlands or old tree lines and open pasture or grasslands.
Orioles will come readily to feeders such as those below (we also have many others models in stock).:
Fruit, Jelly, and Mealworm Feeders
Our most popular feeder let you serve orioles three favorite foods: jelly, mealworms, and fruit.
(Keep feeders clean and replace foods 2-3 times per week to prevent them from spoiling.)
Jelly dishes come in hanging or pole mount models and can be used for jelly, mealworms, or fruit slices.
Nectar, Jelly & Fruit Feeder
In addition to the jelly and fruit, some orioles like nectar, so this feeder allows you to serve all three.
(Nectar recipe - make a 1 part sugar:5 parts boiled water solution. Never add food coloring. Wash feeder and change nectar 2-3 times per week to keep nectar from spoiling.)
Live insects are the primary food for baby orioles and many customers report the adult Orioles come to feeders even more often if they can carry "take-out" back to the babies in the nest.
Once you have your oriole feeder, proper placement is important. We find the highest success rate when the feeders are hung from a hook in an open area, rather than in or under a tree. This makes the feeder most visible to the birds.
Change the foods and wash feeders 2-3 times a week to keep the feeding station fresh and healthy.