Tag Archives: Florida

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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Gift Giving is for the Wild Bird Watchers!

Let’s face it, playing Santa can be a difficult task to harness. So, consider bird watching! With parents and kids, aunts and uncles, coworkers and friends on the list, it can be hard to find that perfect gift to make each of them – or at least some of them- happy. Whether a seasoned bird watching …

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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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It’s October in Florida! Time For… Weird, Wild Bird (and other) Profiles! Scooter Aint Skeere’d!

Thanksgiving has Turkeys. Christmas has Cardinals and Doves. But Halloween tops them all with a load of fun and interesting –some would say, “creepy”– flying denizens of the sky just waiting to swoop down and wreak havoc on…. seed stores and bugs! What? Did you think we’d suggest something more sinister? Naaahhh… most fears related to …

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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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“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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Hammock Bird Banding

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