We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
2208 S. Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone: (734) 665-7427
Fax: (734) 665-6081
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Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Backyard bird feeding stations can really make a difference, especially this month.
As they are establishing territories and attracting mates, birds also are looking for foods high in calcium and protein to bolster their energy and help them during nesting and raising their young. Nestlings need increased amounts of calcium and protein for proper body and feather growth.
Calcium promotes stronger eggs and bones for mother birds and their babies, and calcium-added foods help supplement the dietary needs of birds in your yard during nesting season. When given the opportunity, birds often consume concentrated calcium sources, especially in the evening when they are forming eggs to lay the next day. Watch for increased evening feeder activity by female birds during nesting season if you offer calcium-added foods.
Wild Birds Unlimited offers a variety of calcium-added foods, including our No-Mess Plus, Tree Nutty and Choice Plus seed blends, a variety of suet options including the entire line of Pacific Bird & Supply Premium Suet, and Jim's Birdacious® Bark Butter products.
You also can attract birds, such as wrens, chickadees, bluebirds, titmice, mockingbirds, robins, thrushes, thrashers, catbirds, woodpeckers and occasionally, certain warblers to your yard by offering them protein-rich mealworms.
Some birds change part of their eating habits between seasons. In fact, a great proportion of a Black-capped Chickadee's diet is insects in the spring/summer for breeding season, whereas its fall/winter diet is split evenly between animal and vegetable matter. In addition to mealworms, you can also offer Jim's Birdacious® Bark Butter® and suet to attract birds that are actively seeking insects.