We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
1462 Fall River Ave. (rte.6)
Seekonk, MA 02771
Phone: (508) 336-4043
Fax: (508) 336-5888
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Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Woodpecker Family Activities
Families opting to stay close to home this summer won’t have to travel any farther than their backyards for fun and entertainment. Across the country, adult woodpeckers are introducing their young fledglings to a whole new world of experiences.
People who only feed the birds during the winter miss out on summer bird feeding fun and fascinating wild bird ‘family life’ activities. By mid-summer, woodpecker fledglings begin leaving the nest and are fed and taught to eat from feeders by their parents; a fascinating interaction to observe.
The health and growth rate of a fledgling is determined by the amount of nutritional foods it consumes. High-protein and high-calcium foods are especially important until a bird is full grown. Fledglings require a lot of protein to help them grow strong, properly-colored feathers and strong flight muscles.
Help your birds with high-protein foods like mealworms, peanuts, Jim's Birdacious® Bark Butter® and suet. These energy-packed foods will entice your birds and their young back to your yard. The young birds will learn the location of your bird food and begin to make return trips on their own.
You can recognize Downy and other woodpecker fledglings by their fresh and dapper plumage, whereas that of the adults is worn and dusky from their repeated trips in and out of the nest cavity.
After a few weeks, the parents stop feeding their fledglings and may even peck at them if they persist in begging for food to get them to feed themselves.
With lots of young woodpeckers around and the molting process in full swing, woodpeckers are seeking the extra calories and proteins that feeders can provide.
Visit us soon and we’ll make sure you have the expert advice and quality hobby products you need to make friends with some of the cutest birds in the neighborhood.
Bird Feeding Innovations
A Bird Feeding Classic
It all started with the WBU Classic Bird Feeder. In 1990, Jim Carpenter, founder, president and CEO of Wild Birds Unlimited, set out to create the perfect wooden bird feeder. He designed a stylish, durable and easily maintainable feeder that offered the one feature found in no other feeder - the ability to see bird feeding better. That day, the Wild Birds Unlimited Classic Hopper Feeder was born. Its design has kept its integrity for over 23 years, has been awarded a coveted 3D Design Patent and has become the symbol for the Wild Birds Unlimited franchise.
The unique design of our Classic has been the standard for all of our wooden and recycled plastic line of hopper feeders. The curved design allows you to see birds feeding on both sides at the same time. Other features include perch drains that allow seed to drop out of the feeder for ground-feeding birds to eat and angled perches that allow empty seed hulls to be blown away by the wind, making the feeder self-cleaning.
The Advanced Pole System
Our patented Advanced Pole System (APS) was introduced in 1999 as a revolutionary concept and the foundation for successfully attracting birds to your backyard. Comprised of interchangeable hardware pieces, the APS lets you select the setup that best suits the habitat in your own backyard and the birds you want to attract. Its modular design allows you to add or subtract bird feeders, bird houses and other bird feeding accessories, giving you the ability to create and customize your bird feeding station with over 3,000 combinations — it is all up to you!
How Does It Work? It’s easy! Just insert a screwdriver into the hole at the middle of the 4-foot Base Pole and twist it into the ground using the convenient corkscrew auger connected at the bottom of the pole. Next slide the Stabilizer onto the Base Pole and push into the ground so it “stays straight and looks great!” Plus, it is lawnmower-friendly.
APS is finished with a durable powder coating that gives a depth to the look and allows clinging birds like woodpeckers to cling to the vertical pole allowing longer looks at the birds.
Get Creative! Create your own unique setup with the innovative Advanced Pole System.
How to Attract Hummingbirds
WBU Decorative Feeder
WBU Window Feeder
Hummingbirds are found in most habitats across North America, including backyards. Offering nectar feeders and nectar-producing plants will help you maximize the number of hummingbirds that visit your yard.
How often does a hummingbird flit in to the nectar feeder, take a drink and dart off too quickly for you to get any decent looks? What about flying to the backside of a feeder where you can’t see them? What if you could slow them down to get a longer look and see them anywhere on the feeder?
The WBU High-Perch Hummingbird Feeders are the answer. We recommend using the Wild Birds Unlimited High-Perch Hummingbird Feeder to attract the most hummingbirds to your yard.
Designed to appeal to hummingbirds, this feeder allows them to hover or perch while feeding. It does not leak. Bees can’t access the nectar solution, and the built-in ant moat deters ants. The feeder is easy to clean, and the nectar solution recipe is on the feeder.
Based on our standard feeder, the Wild Birds Unlimited Decorative Window Hummingbird Feeder brings the birds in for closer views. Watch their tongues lap up the food, darting in and out of the nectar solution up to 12 times per second. It is the only window hummingbird feeder that contains an ant moat.
We offer assorted decorative glass or ceramic hummingbird feeders. They are beautiful for you and functional for the birds.
Offer our Wild Birds Unlimited Nectar, or mix up your own water and sugar (4:1 ratio). Clean nectar feeders every two to four days; then fill with fresh nectar solution.
Use the Wild Birds Unlimited Nectar Port Brush to keep your feeder clean and presentable for hummingbirds.
Keep ants out of non-WBU nectar feeders with the Trap-It Ant Moat.
WBU Nectar Port Brush Ant Moat