Colorado Springs, Colorado

Eric & Dana Breier

Eric & Dana Breier

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Colorado Springs, Colorado

3350 N. Union Blvd.,
(NE Corner of Union Blvd & Templeton Gap Rd)
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Phone: (719) 596-1819
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: Closed

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If you'd like help identifying a new bird to your backyard, please click on the link "Online Bird Identification Tool" above. It's a great resource we're offering customers and visitors to our website. Happy Birding!

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We can show you how to turn your yard into a birdfeeding habitat that brings song, color and life to your home.

Help Birds Survive Winter

How to Help Birds Survive Cold Weather

As we move into our cold Colorado winter weather, we wanted to give you some tips on how to help your birds survive this challenging time of year. Typically, your feeders serve as a supplemental food source for birds. In contrast, during periods of extreme cold and severe winter weather, your birds may switch to utilizing your feeders as a critical source of food, meaning that you can play a vital role in their survival. At these times, a reliable supply of energy-heavy food can mean the difference between life and death for a bird. So, make sure your foods are worth their weight by using quality high-calorie, fatty foods for the birds.

To stay warm, birds will expend energy very quickly, some losing up to 10% of their body weight on extremely cold nights. Food is the most essential element, providing birds with the energy, stamina and nutrition they need. An ample supply of high-calorie foods such as suet, Bark Butter, sunflower, Nyjer and more is crucial to a bird’s survival.

  • Suet, Jim’s Birdacious Bark Butter® and Bark Butter Bits are all full of essential fat and protein helping birds, such as woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches, Bushtits, wrens and others, maintain their high metabolic rate.
  • Nyjer and our No-Mess blends are high in fat and protein, and they are a favorite of goldfinches, Pine Siskin and Purple and House Finches.
  • Our Deluxe Blend is loaded with sunflower and safflower seeds and millet. Millet is high in carbohydrates and is especially good for attracting ground-feeding birds, such as native sparrows, juncos, towhees and doves.
  • Bird food cylinders are a win-win for you and your birds. Cylinders, like No-Mess and Nutty for Nuts, are long-lasting allowing you fewer trips to fill the feeder. They are packed with high-calorie peanut, tree nut and sunflower energy to help the birds stay warmer. There are no shells, providing a quick energy snack for birds and no mess for you.

So, in order to meet your birds’ needs, it is important to have at least one feeder that dependably provides food every day and does not have to be filled very often. Studies have demonstrated that a constant and reliable source of supplemental food helps to improve the overall health and body condition of wild birds.

Help your birds know your food is worth the weight by locating your feeder in a sheltered location out of the wind and keep it full of the high-calorie, fatty foods that provide birds the crucial nutrition they need to survive and thrive even during the coldest times of the year.

Extreme Winter Weather Video

 Stop by our store for more expert advice and quality foods that are worth the weight to help your birds thrive this winter.