Winter Weather -
Saving the World One Bird at a Time
Your backyard bird feeders can make a difference, especially in the winter!
Typically, your feeders serve as a supplemental source of food for birds in your yard. In contrast, during periods of cold and severe winter weather, your birds may switch to utilizing them as the critical source of food that enables them to survive from day to day.
A 3-year study in Wisconsin concluded that when temperatures fall below 10 degrees, Black-capped Chickadees without access to feeders have only a 37% winter survival rate as opposed to the much higher 69% survival rate for those able to utilize feeders.
If chickadees are representative of our other feeder birds, then your feeders can make a big difference in the number of birds that survive the winter.
Also, birds may burn up to 10% of their body weight in stored fat each night to stay warm…and this fat must be replaced every day.
Be sure to keep your feeders filled with the high-energy, high-fat foods that provide your birds with the crucial nutrition they need to survive.
High on the list of best choices to meet this nutritional need is our Winter SuperBlend® seed mix and seed cylinders. This blend has been formulated with the highest fat nuts, seeds, and more to provide quick calories and energy.
Stop by the store soon, and check out the wide selection of energy-packed foods that will help make a true difference this winter…one bird at a time.