Category Archives: safety

Sage Old Owls: Florida’s Favorite Burrowing Owl Residents

From Disney cartoons to horror movies, owls have haunted media for centuries; especially as backdrop for Halloween venues. Using their bright, large eyes and signature “Hoot-Hoot” calls as advertising, companies have successfully spread the word on the friendly and welcoming persona of these amiable animals. Even Wild Birds Unlimited enjoys its very own live streaming …

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“It’s a Hum-Dinger of a time, Pinellas County! The Hummers are Coming” Scooter’s Top Five Ways to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Florida Home!

WBU Hummer Feeders

We love, love… LOVE our Hummingbirds here in Pinellas County, Florida. We often see a wide variety as they pass through and even hang around in the lower portions of the state. It’s an exciting time for wild bird watchers when they fly into town! Wild Birds Unlimited’s resident seed (and Nectar!) stealing squirrel, Scooter, has made …

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Scooter… Meet Vinny! The WBU Clearwater/Safety Harbor Competition for Cuteness has Begun!

Wild Birds Unlimited Clearwater/Safety Harbor's Mascot, Vinny!

It’s a familiar tragedy worthy of an A&E special. A pigeon… a racing pigeon… at the top of his game. Vinny was racing, and pooping, and winning against the very best. A hero to all who knew him. Lauded and showered with glory -perhaps- once too often until, finally, the fame became too much and …

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“Waiter! There’s a Nest in my Stoop!” What to do with those misplaced nests?

An ill-placed Florida wild bird nest can be a bother. Learn what to do to avoid them or welcome them and how to live with them in harmony!

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No Realtors Needed: Scooter Talks About Florida’s Worst Wild Bird Home Invaders, Cowbirds

Squatters. Home-wreckers. Home invaders. Thieves. Parasites. Whatever they may be called, the natural world certainly has its share of animals who will take advantage of the hard earned rewards of another animal. Out west, Burrowing Owls often enjoy a pre-fab home dug by gophers, prairie dogs and other ground-dwelling animals who burrow for shelter. Although, …

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Flying While Intoxicated? Fact or Fiction? Oh… It’s a Fact!

It’s a question many of Florida’s wild bird watchers wonder about. We grew up hearing about robins, in particular, who consume so many locally native berries that they become drunk, disoriented, and flounder on the ground. But, is this true? Can Florida’s wild birds really eat so many berries they actually become drunk? According to …

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Scooter says, “This Aint No Cartoon, Sylvester!” Keep Those Cats Inside!

As much as we’d like to think of our furry kittens as simple balls of fluff intently embroiled in balls of yarn and jingly little balls, that’s not quite accurate. No matter the breed, no matter the inclination, no matter the training… a cat, is a cat, is a cat and, well… they kill things. …

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Hammock Bird Banding

A dynamic update on the Migratory Bird Banding Project in Hammock Park, Dunedin, Florida.