Feeding birds year round

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Over 100 North American bird species supplement their natural diets with bird seed, suet, fruit and nectar obtained from feeders.

Access to abundant and healthy food supplies is important to birds…regardless of the season. Bird feeders provide a portion of these important nutritional needs for your backyard birds throughout the year.

Birds with access to backyard feeders benefit greatly from their ability to spend less time foraging for food and more time engaging in activities that enhance their health and safety. These activities can include:

  • Feeders allow breeding birds to spend less time searching for food and more time selecting better nesting sites and constructing higher quality nests. Adults will also have more time available for protecting their nest, eggs and young from predators.
  • Research studies have shown that birds with access to bird feeders will often lay their eggs earlier than those without feeders. This is significant because earlier broods typically have better rates of survival and fledging success than later broods.
  • When abundant food is accessible to parent birds, it means that more food is provided to their chicks. This extra nutrition can increase the nestling’s rate of growth and reduce aggression among nest siblings.
  • Access to bird feeders allow breeding females to spend less time foraging which leads to better protection of eggs from predators, earlier fledging of the nestlings and higher survival rates of the brood.
  • Birds are very vulnerable to predators while searching for food, the distraction of foraging results in a reduced ability to focus on dangers and threats from predators. Less time spent foraging means more time spent being vigilant in spotting a predator in time to successfully evade it.
  • Feeding your birds in the summer will not make them too lazy, too dependent or keep them from migrating at the appropriate time. These misconceptions have been dispelled by modern research and observation.
  • Contrary to popular belief, recent research shows summer to be the most abundant season for birds to visit feeders.

The food and housing we provide can make a significant difference on how well birds will thrive and survive in our own backyards:

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All about Raptors

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All About Raptors!
Saturday, May 30th(This Saturday!) 10am-11am
Deena will talk about identifying different hawks and owls in Oklahoma
Adult Classes are FREE. Reservations are a MUST. You can email us, call 321.8686, or let us know here on Facebook. If you are unable to attend, please let us know ASAP so that we can notify the next participant on our wait list.
Thank you!!

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Raptor class, and it’s free!

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Our next class will be Saturday May 30th. The class is Raptors and will include Oklahoma Hawks, Owls, and Eagles. Classes start at 10 am and last an hour. If you would like to sign up for this free class let us know here, call, or email us. Our number is 321-8686.

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Did you know…

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Did you know…The red of a male House Finch comes from pigments contained in its food during molt (birds can’t make bright red or yellow colors directly). So the more pigment in the food, the redder the male. This is why people sometimes see orange or yellowish male House Finches.

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Check out our new Aurora Water Wiggler

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The soft lighted glow of Aurora Water Wiggler makes a beautiful accent for your garden birdbath! Reduce the mosquito population and attract more birds! The Water Wiggler’s silent agitator runs 24 hours a day, creating continuous water ripples. Birds love moving water – and mosquitoes require stagnant water for egg-laying. Plus, the new Aurora Water Wiggler features a gradually changing rainbow of colors that casts a soft glow at night. Light turns on automatically at dusk, glows for three hours, then shuts off automatically. Operates on 2 D Batteries (not included).

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Mother’s Days gift ideas

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Just in time for Mother’s Day…Come in and take advantage of our 20% OFF
One Regularly-priced, Non-Bird Food Item.*

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*Valid on in-store purchases only. Not valid with other discounts or previous purchases, gift cards, optics, DSC memberships. Offer expires 5/23/15, here at the 3770 W Robinson St #104

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Rain, rain, bring it on!

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WBU Weather Guard: Add a WBU Weather Guard to our WBU Seed Tube Feeders, Finch Feeders and Peanut Feeders to protect the food and birds from inclement weather (like today!). It has a lifetime guarantee and is easy to install. Weather guards are available in two sizes. So bring on the rain!

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