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

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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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 Community Involvement

As a locally owned business, we at Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop believe strongly in being active in our community and supporting local causes. Here are just a few of the many groups we support and we encourage others to become involved.

(Click on links for more information about each group.)

 

Nature Groups

 

Lincoln Memorial Gardens & Nature Center

Wild Birds Unlimited has donated the birdfeeders located outside the Nature Center viewing windows, and provides a year-round supply of quality seed and nuts to keep those feeders busy with bird activity. We have also created a bluebird trail in the prairies, having donated 15 houses, along with the poles and raccoon baffles to keep them safe. Look for the Eco-Tough birdhouses (made from recycled materials) throughout the property. Wren houses were donated for the woodlands, along with Bluebird houses for the prairie. These houses have successfully fledged many baby house wrens, bluebirds, and tree swallows and are monitored weekly by a wonderful group of volunteers. The data they collect is submitted to Cornell Lab of ornithology for part of an ongoing nesting study.

LMG offers wonderful guided bird hikes on certain Saturdays in the Spring and Fall. Contact them for details.

 

Springfield Audubon Society,  Illinois Audubon Society  & Adams Wildlife Sanctuary

Wild Birds Unlimited compliments these groups who work together to educate and preserve our local and state habitats for birds and wildlife. We have donated multiple bird feeding stations located outside the education room at Adam's WildIife Santuary's visitors centor, and donate all the bird foods needed to keep the feeders filled year round. To help encourage people to get involved with birds, we regularly participate in presenting educational seminars at the sanctuary.

 

In support of Springfield Audubon Society (SAS), Wild Birds Unlimited makes a donation to SAS for each 20 lb. bag of birdseed purchased by SAS members. At checkout, be sure to remind us of your membership so we can count your contirbution. 

 

SAS members can also receive 10% off regularly-priced, non-food merchandise, or may choose to have WBU donate that 10% to SAS.

 
Not currently a member? You can be! Applications available at Wild Birds Unlimited, or download one from the Springfield Audubon website.

 

 

Land of Lincoln Water Gardening Society cardinal at my water feature

We know that providing water is a great way of attracting many species of birds, including those who don't eat seed from feeder. Our local "pond club" is a very laid back group dedicated to helping everyone enjoy garden ponds of all sizes, from small container water gardens to huge landscape masterpieces.

 

Domestic Animal Groups

 

Animal Protective League

Each year Wild Birds Unlimited hosts a birdfeeder cleaning fundraiser, with proceeds going to help dogs and cats in need.

 

Illinois Humane

Over the years, Wild Birds Unlimited has occasionally provided a safe foster home for needy dogs & puppies waiting for new homes, as well as hosted adoption events in the shop.

 

Forever Home Feline Ranch

Our very own Martin came from the Ranch, an all-cat rescue group.

 

Friends of Sangamon County Animal Control
This wonderful group of volunteers helps the animals at our local, government run shelter. They walk dogs, play with cats, and arrange off-site adoptions that would not be possible with the limited funding of the shelter itself. They even helped us find Lewis.

PAWS CARE of Montgomery County
Serving smaller communities to our south, this is another fine group that is helping pets and pet owners.

 
Service Dogs

Canine Companions for Independence

Store owner, Wade Kammin, is a volunteer puppy raiser for this wonderful group which trains assistance dogs for people with disabilities.

 

 

 

Other

 

Lincoln Land Community College 

In November 2008, Wild Birds Unlimited donated and installed two complete feeding stations and an assortment of foods to LLCC, in coordination with Tony Rothering, the professor of biology and 2008 Pearson Master Teacher who generously donated his $5000 award back to LLCC for construction of two bird viewing blinds. One feeding station is located between the woods and prairie north of Menard Hall, with the second located near the creek and bridge west of Sangamon Hall. Chris Young of the State Journal-Register wrote a very nice article describing the installation day, see article here. The viewing areas are open to the public. Please stop by and show you support while enojoying the birds!

LLCC Goldfinches LLCC Housefinches

Chris Izatt, LLCC student photographer, took these photos of Goldfinches (in winter plumage) and House Finches just days after the feeders were installed.

 

 

 

Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery

Every December Wild Birds Unlimited donates merchandise to the Nursery's Holiday Store, which allows children to select items to give as gifts to family members.

 

 

Schools, Arts, and Performance Groups

Each year Wild Birds Unlimited provides donations to many local organizations that benefit the greater Springfield community.