Seed Sale Starts Now

Seed Sale Starts Now

ALL Bird Food Is On SALE, Now Thru Saturday, June 7.
Oh yessssss…Seeds, Suets, Peanuts, Seed Cylinders, Nectar, and Tree Nuts…it’s all on sale! See you soon…

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A great flow chart

A great flow chart

So what happens and what are you to do when you find a baby bird? This flow chart is a great resource to help you. Need more info or have questions…Our local wildlife licensed rehabilitator is:
WildCare.
7601 84th St
Noble, OK 73068
(405) 872-9338
The folks at WildCare are awesome.

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Hawks and owls of Oklahoma class

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Our next class is on Saturday, May 31st…The subject…Raptors!

We will be talking about and identifying the different hawks and owls of Oklahoma. Our classes are held from 10am- 11am and are for adults. Call us and we can reserve a spot for you. Our number is 321-8686.

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day from your Norman, Oklahoma Wild Birds Unlimited store!

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Learn about the birds of spring this Saturday

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Birds of Spring

 

Spring has arrived and the birds are beginning to make their nests. Our class will be about those spring migrating birds. We will cover what birds you should be seeing and the food best paired with each type of bird.

 

This Saturday, May 3

 

10am -11am

 

Classes are FREE and for adults only, call 321.8686 to reserve your spot.

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Feeder cleaning, feeder cleaning, feeder cleaning

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Next Saturday (April 26th) we will be having our spring feeder wash. This is a great time to bring in those cruddy, dirty, nasty feeders, and we will soak, scrub, power wash, and make them sparkle. The cost is $5 per feeder. You can bring them in early this next week, (if you like) and schedule a pick up date/time. The feeders are generally ready late afternoon on that Saturday. Call us for more details….
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Spring is in the air

 

Houses for birds

Houses for birds provide nesting sites for birds that require a cavity in which to nest. Primary cavity nesting species (such as woodpeckers) excavate their own sites. Secondary cavity nesters rely on pre-existing cavities. Secondary nesters lack the ability to create their own nesting sites and will readily accept secondary housing.

There are three types of housing categories carried by most Wild Birds Unlimited stores. The first is considered functional; the second is functional decorative, and the third is for decorative use only.

Functional Houses

It is important that functional houses meet the criteria of the proper housing situation for birds. It is important that houses have the following characteristics:

Ventilation
It is important for functional houses to have good ventilation. Panels of wood that are ¾ inches thick help provide insulation from the heat. Holes near the top of the house allow for the heat to escape.

Easy Clean Out
A side panel that opens allows for easy clean out of the nest at the end of the season which helps to keep the pest population down. (The Wild Birds Unlimited houses allow for viewing or photographing of the birds without disturbing them by offering a top opening panel.)

Adequate Drainage
Holes at the bottom corners allow for drainage. Drainage holes in the middle of the bottom will not adequately allow for drainage.

Perches
Perches are not necessary and actually allow sparrows and other birds a place to sit and access the hole.

Fledgling Ladder
It is a good idea (especially for bluebird houses) to provide either slashes or a ladder to help the fledglings leave the house.

Functional houses should fit the requirements for the kind of bird that is desired and should be mounted in a manner that is safe for that kind of bird. Consult the Wild Birds Unlimited Housing Guide (available at Wild Birds Unlimited stores) for more information.

Decorative Functional Houses

Decorative functional houses are often painted or decorated. They should perform as basic houses for customers who wish to provide housing for the birds, but want a more decorative look for their yards. These are also used as decoration inside homes and offices. This category of houses may include houses that are decorated but do not necessarily fill all of the functional housing requirements. It is important for this category of houses to fulfill basic requirements such as ventilation, drainage, cleanout and basic size requirements.

Decorative Houses

Decorative houses are not functional houses. They do not meet enough of the requirements to be considered proper housing for birds. They should only be used as decoration for inside the home, office, etc. Decorative houses are great for nature lovers to bring a little bit of the outdoors inside.

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