Category Archives: wild bird

Vinny and Scooter March into Spring with their Top Ten Ways to Improve your Backyard Habitat!

  Spring is on its way and our temps are on the rise. With the changing weather also comes the need to do a little spring cleaning. So grab a broom and dust off the bird feeders and get ready for Vinny and Scooter’s top ten ways to enhance, improve and clean out your backyard …

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Week 3 of Clearwater/Safety Harbor’s WBU Christmas Gift Profile: Vinny Wants a Bird House!

Good real estate is hard to come by, even for wild birds. But in Florida, we have plenty of seasonal opportunities to offer a wide array of bird houses and nesting accessories for the many feathered friends that fill our backyard habitats. In the Pinellas county area, wrens and blue birds are plentiful and Christmas offers …

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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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Scooter’s Top 4 Favorite Halloween Movies: Terrors from Above! Vinny’s Feathers are Ruffled!

This Halloween, let’s succumb to the stories of legendary flying beasts and delight in the chills they give us. While we know they’re balderdash (Scooter’s new favorite word…) one must admit that these stories do successfully creep us out and, while they may be far-fetched, they make for a great night on our favorite couch, …

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Wild Birds Unlimited Clearwater/Safety Harbor’s Partner Profile: The Magic and Memories of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

When Scooter’s writing partner was just a little girl, she’d grab her sister and their friends and head over to what was then known simply to them as, “The Nature Trail”. Located along Lake Maggiore in St. Petersburg, Florida… this lovely respite from the hectic streets winding along Florida’s beach-lined coasts offered a magical place …

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School’s in session, Pinellas! Time to learn a few things about feathers and flight from the experts themselves… Florida’s wild birds!

barred owl

Scooter is envious! While he sits on branches overlooking the growth curling through the Northwood Commons back lot observation area, his feathered friends are busy hopping and flitting between branches, high atop the wide oaks and pines that shade the stream and vines below. Ohhh… to “…slip the surly bonds of Earth…” and fly! Well, while …

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“Cache” and Carry is Coming as Florida’s Wild Birds Prepare for Fall’s Cooler Months!

Have you noticed more than usual wild bird activity at your Florida feeders lately? While Clearwater/Safety Harbor’s WBU seed and feed is a tempting delight for all of Florida’s wild bird visitors, some months of the year bring more activity than others. While spring and summer are obviously active for bird feeding, Florida’s upcoming fall …

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WBU in Clearwater/Safety Harbor has a WINNER for August’s Bird of the Month Contest!

florida's ruby throated hummingbird

Just in time for their arrival. Wild Birds Unlimited in Clearwater/Safety Harbor announces that its Facebook Bird of the Month Contest’s winning photo bird subject is a Florida favorite this time of year…. the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird! PW Fenton sends us this beautiful picture of this Ruby at his feeder.   He writes, “My daughter gave …

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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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Hammock Bird Banding

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