We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
2680 NE Hwy. 20, Ste. 310
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 617-8840
Fax: (541) 617-8840
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Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Typically, your feeders serve as a supplemental source of food for birds in your yard. In contrast, during periods of cold and severe weather, your birds may switch to utilizing them as the critical source of food that enables them to survive from day to day.
A 3-year study in Wisconsin concluded that when temperatures fall below 10 degrees, Black-capped Chickadees without access to feeders have only a 37% survival rate as opposed to the much higher 69% survival rate for those able to utilize feeders.
If chickadees are representative of other feeder birds, then your feeders can make a big difference in the number of birds that survive the winter.
Also, birds may burn up to 10% of their body weight in stored fat each night to stay warm…and this fat must be replaced every day.
Be sure to keep your feeders filled with the high-energy, high-fat foods that provide your birds with the crucial nutrition they need to survive.
High on the list of best choices to meet this nutritional need is Jim’s Birdacious Bark Butter. This peanut butter-based treat is loaded with fat and protein and is known to attract more than 100 species of birds.
Stop by the store soon, and check out the wide selection of high-fat foods that will help your birds fatten up for the Central Oregon winter.