Tag Archives: backyard habitat

Spring is Just Around the Corner, Florida! Get those Bird Feeders Ready!

It’s March and that Means Spring is on the Way! Feed Your Wild Birds Well!   Mealworms are a high-protein favorite of many of Florida’s wild birds such as bluebirds, wrens, robins, chickadees and mockingbirds. Because mealworms can potentially crawl out of feeders, it’s important to offer them in feeders with smooth sides like our Advanced …

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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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February is National Wild Bird Feeding Month, Florida! Scooter and Vinny are Super excited!

Florida Blue Jay

Since 1994, February has been designated as National Wild Bird Feeding Month. While wild bird feeding is a popular hobby all over the country and throughout the year, February offers us a chance to share even more aspects of this wonderful and exciting activity. Wild Birds Unlimited in Clearwater/Safety Harbor invites its fans and friends …

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Week 2 of WBU Clearwater/Safety Harbor’s Christmas Gift Product Profile: Great Feeders Make Great Gifts!

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While Scooter laments the issue of finally cracking the code on the Eliminator Feeder, Vinny comfortably sits, enjoying whatever morsels he can gain from any number of the terrific feeders offered at Wild Birds Unlimited’s Clearwater/Safety Harbor location. With Florida’s year-round temperate climate, wild bird watchers have reason to enjoy their hobby all year long! …

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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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“I’m Molting… Mooollltttiiinnnggg….!” The feathers are flying off and Scooter’s grossing out!

It’s that time of the year, folks! Yup! Molting season is upon us. All of our beautiful Florida backyard habitats are full of the molting scourge that is… nature’s design. But, what is it… Why do birds do it… How prevalent is it… And how long does it last, are all common curiosities related to …

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Wild Birds Unlimited Clearwater/Safety Harbor’s First Bird of the Month Contest Has a WINNER! Scooter’s all a Twitter!

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Scooter is excited to announce that the Clearwater/Safety Harbor Wild Birds Unlimited’s first Bird of the Month Contest has drawn to a close! And the winner is a Florida favorite: The Northern Cardinal with a popular photo submission from WBU Clearwater/Safety Harbor Fan, Jennifer Rothe. Jennifer’s photo of a baby Cardinal resting on a branch near …

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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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No Room For a Backyard Habitat? Scooter says, “Don’t be Nuts!” Here are 5 Great Ways to Make Your Own in any Small Space!

Even with the expansive Northwood Commons Back Lot as his home, Scooter still has a few issues with those tiny, tight spots we all must deal with in our Florida homes. Corners by the pools and odd-shaped decks or patios that wrap around to, well… nowhere, can be problematic for those who would enjoy an …

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The Raptors are Coming! The Raptors are Coming! Scooter… Bar the Door!

Remember when we were children and we’d grab a bowl of popcorn to watch the Wonderful World of Disney and all the great characters on the shows? There we were… huddled on the floor with blankets… excited smiles gracing our tender faces; bathed with innocence and the light, blue glow of the TV screen? We learned to …

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Hammock Bird Banding

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