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.

      

Spring Bird Feeding!

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:

 

When spring rolls around many people begin to stop feeding the birds, because they want them to be able to fend for themselves.  We like to remind people that back yard bird feeders provide only a fraction of any birds diet - they will not stop looking for natural food.  The main benefit of bird feeding is for us! It gives us the chance to see colorful birds that might not normally be in such close proximity to us.  Providing food and shelter this season will allow you to see more brightly colored birds than you might have seen during the winter, which is the main reward of springtime bird feeding.

In the spring you are also setting up an environment for future families of birds!  Male birds will begin to woo females this season and if you have food and shelter in your yard they are more likely to be there!  Providing adequate shelter will also determine how many birds will nest in your yard and baby birds means more birds in your yard!  Remember the more consistent you are with bird feeding through out the season the more likely you are to see birds come to your yard season after season, year after year.

March:

Common Birds Nesting: Bluebirds, Chickadees, Sparrows, Nuthatches, Finches, Titmice, Woodpeckers, Robin, Starlings

                         

Common Birds at Feeders: Cardinals, Doves, Grosbeaks, Titmice, Chickadees, Finches, Sparrows, Woodpeckers, Juncos, Nuthatches

 

Best March Blend: 60% black-oil sunflower, 30% white millet, 10% shelled peanuts, safflower, or striped sunflower**

April:

Common Birds Nesting: Wrens, Bluebirds, Chickadees, Nuthatches, Titmice, Finches     

                              

Common Birds at Feeders: Cardinals, Doves, Grosbeaks, Titmice, Chickadees, Finches, Sparrows, Woodpeckers, Juncos, Nuthatches

 

Best April Blend: 60% black-oil sunflower, 30% white millet, 10% sunflower chips, safflower, or shelled peanuts**

May:

Common Birds Nesting: Bluebirds, Chickadees, House Finches, Nuthatches, Titmice, Wrens, Woodpeckers

Common Birds at Feeders: Cardinals, Doves, Grosbeaks, Titmice, Chickadees, Finches, Sparrows, Woodpeckers, Juncos, Nuthatches

 

Best May Blend: 60% black-oil sunflower, 30% white millet, 10%shelled peanuts, 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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