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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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“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!

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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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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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Scooter is Spring Cleaning and Ready to Welcome His Wild Bird Pals… and All Their Yummy Seed!!

Well, it’s spring-cleaning time in the Northwood Commons Back Lot at Wild Birds Unlimited’s Nature Shop and along with cleaning out his garage and attic and closet spaces, Scooter isn’t forgetting his backyard habitat where his favorite Florida wild bird cousins will be gathering in the coming months… bringing seeds… and nuts… that he can steal… because his …

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Florida’s Wild Bird Photography: So Easy, Even a Squirrel Can Do It!

It’s undeniable that Florida’s wild bird population is one of the most spectacular in the world. Scooter gets jealous! Photographers from all over the world flock here, no pun intended, to enjoy Florida’s numerous venues which afford them with some spectacular, one of a kind photographic opportunities. Not since Audubon’s Illustrated books covering our many beautiful …

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Florida’s Wild Bird Feeding and HOA Restrictions: Scooter wants to talk!

In his poem, “Mending Wall“, Robert Frost laments the purpose for a fence, stating, finally, that… “Good fences make good neighbors…” Well, so do good bird feeders! There are instances when feeding Florida’s wild birds can become – let’s admit it, bird lovers– a nuisance. Yes. It can. Let’s not deny that there are some …

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Wild Birds Unlimited’s Northwood Commons Backyard Habitat: Take a look at Scooter’s new digs!

        When Carl and Karen Albritton opened their Wild Birds Unlimited’s Nature Shop in Clearwater/Safety Harbor, Florida, they noticed what could be a grand opportunity for Florida’s wild bird population and their WBU Clearwater/Safety Harbor fans; the incredible natural space in the store’s back lot area. Located in the Northwood Commons Shopping Center on McMullen …

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Hammock Bird Banding

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