Arlington, Virginia

Michael Zuiker

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Arlington, Virginia

2437 N. Harrison Street
Arlington, VA 22207

Phone: (703) 241-3988
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Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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We can show you how to turn your yard into a birdfeeding habitat that brings song, color and life to your home.

 

 

Feeding Wild Birds In the Winter!

  

Getting Started:

 No matter what your price range, ability, or time commintment is - you can feed the birds in Arlington, or anywhere else!  You can go as simple as putting birdseed on the ground or creating your own personalized feeding station.  Any commitment you have to wild birds, big or small, will not go unappreciated! 

 

We reccomend you start by coming into our store where one of our helpful staff members can help educate you on what to feed the birds and how to feed the birds so that you can enjoy your wonderful hobby.  We can answer questions about seed, feeders, houses, binoculars, species, and answer pretty much all of your birding questions.

Seasonal Guide:

 

 During the winter natural food for wild birds is becoming scarce while the days and nights are getting colder.  The birds around us are working harder than ever just to stay warm and find food.  Although wild birds don't depend on backyard birdfeeders during the harsh winter months the food and shelter you provide is going to help them much more than usual!

 

This season we reccomend a few things: First feed high-energy foods like suet and shelled peanuts these foods will attract more visitors than usual during the winter, because every bird is looking for high-calorie nutrition.  We also reccomend putting out a good-quality, heated birdbath.  Just like us birds need water every day and it's hard to find when the majority of it is frozen!  We carry a few heated birdbaths here at the store which can easily be unplugged and used during the Spring.  We also carry bird bath heaters which will work in any birdbath you already have. You can also simply brush heavy snow and ice from native berry and seed-producing plants in your yard to make it easier for birds to find natural foods; and also don't cut back on any natural vegetation(including fallen leaves), birds use it for protection from the cold!  Providing roosting boxes will provide shelter from the weather.

December:

Common Birds Nesting: none!

Common Birds at Feeders: Cardinals, Jays, Chickadees, Nuthatches, Flickers, Juncos, Finches, Towhees, Grosbeaks, Doves, Titmice, Thrashers, Sparrows, Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, Wrens, Bushtits, Warblers, Bluebirds, Robins Starlings

 

Best December Mix: 50% black-oil sunflower, 40% white millet, 10% safflower and shelled peanuts**

January:

Common Birds Nesting: none!

Common Birds at Feeders:Cardinals, Jays, Chickadees, Nuthatches, Flickers, Juncos, Finches, Towhees, Grosbeaks, Doves, Titmice, Thrashers, Sparrows, Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, Wrens, Bushtits, Warblers,Bluebirds, Robins, Starlings

 

Best January Mix: 50% black-oil sunflower, 40% white millet, 10% shelled peanut**

February:

Common Birds Nesting: possibly bluebirds and owls

Common Birds at Feeders:Cardinals, Jays, Chickadees, Nuthatches, Flickers, Juncos, Finches, Towhees, Grosbeaks, Doves, Titmice, Thrashers, Sparrows, Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, Wrens, Bushtits, Warblers, Bluebirds, Robins, Starlings

 

Best February Mix: 50% black-oil sunflower, 40% white millet, 10% shelledpeanuts, safflower, or striped sunflower**

 

 

 

*We have taken these mixes from "For the Birds" by Anne Schmauss, Mary Schmauss, and Geni Krolick - You can purchase this book in our store to find out more great information about feeding the birds every month of the year!

 

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