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

Comments:
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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Seasonally Savvy

Migration, food preferences and weather vary continuously throughout the year, and these influence the bird activity at your feeders. Being “seasonally savvy” means you adjust your feeding program to match birds' changing behaviors. Learn to embrace seasonal changes, and you will attract more birds and experience even more fun!

For a Seasonally Savvy Bird Feeding Station:

  • Keep your main feeder(s) and at least one suet feeder active and well maintained all year.
  • When bird activity is greater or extreme weather arrives, expand the number of foods and feeders you offer.
  • Change the types of feeders and food as migrating birds pass through and as the seasons change:
    • Use calcium enriched foods especially when birds are nesting and raising young. WBU offers various calcium fortified products including our No-Mess Plus Blend, Choice Plus Blend, Tree Nutty Plus, PB&J No-melt summer suet and Jim's Birdacious® Bark Butter® foods.
    • Counteract the lack of natural insects in winter and early spring by offering high-energy foods such as peanuts, suet and mealworms.
    • Place nesting materials and bird houses in your yard in early spring.
    • Maintain an open water source to attract migrating birds and offer Jim's Birdacious® Bark Butter® nearby
    • About mid-April put out hummingbird feeders and around mid-May oriole and tanager feeders - however, if our warm winter continues we may see earlier migrations this year!
    • When Dark-eyed Juncos arrive in the fall, alter your feeding program to include more millet in a feeder near the ground.
    • Add sunflower seeds (in the shell) to your food mix each fall to cater to the caching behavior of chickadees and nuthatches.
    • Orioles and hummingbirds – offer nectar feeders a week or two after their normal departure dates to allow for any stragglers.