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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male indigo bunting

Male

female indigo bunting

Female

Indigo Buntings

Indigo Buntings arrive in central Illinois in late April to mid-May. Some will stay with us all summer, while others will continue north. The actively migrating birds can be found both in town and rural areas, but those who stay in our area to breed tend to stick to the more natural habitats. A mix of woodlands and open areas is ideal.   

finch mix

 

Attracting Buntings with Food

 

Indigo Buntings will readily eat alongside Goldfinches at finch feeders filled with Nyjer seed or WBU Finch Mix, which  contains the buntings two favorite seeds, nyjer and sunflower chips.

As long as they aren't ousted by more dominant birds, they may also eat white millet or sunflower chips from tray, tube, or hopper feeders. WBU's Springfield Supreme, Deluxe, or No-Mess blends can all prove successfull.

male rose breasted grosbeak

Male

female rose breasted grosbeak

Female

Rose Breasted Grosbeaks

The migration pattern and summer breeding habitat of the Rose Breasted Grosbeak is nearly identical to that of the buntings above. So, whether you live in town or in the countryside, you can watch for these interesting songbirds.

Attracting Grosbeaks to Feeders

Like their close cousin the Cardinal, grosbeaks prefer to feed at open tray feeders or other feeders with large perching areas. They love safflower seed, as well as our WBU Springfield Supreme Blend. With their strong beaks, hence their names, they also happily chip away at any of our cylinder style feeders.

safflower grosbeaks feast at cylinder feeder

 

tray feeder
Tray style feeders may be among the best for attracting many varieties of migrating birds. The open design makes foods highly visible to birds on the move.