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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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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!

florida purple finches

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 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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“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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“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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Scooter says, “Heads’up, Folks!” Your backyard habitat and its visitors require some special care during Florida’s hot and humid summer temps!

While maintaining feeders, houses and general backyard habitat areas during winter and spring are usually paramount, we can be lulled into a sense of granted comfort when Florida’s temps rise and we think our wild bird visitors have it all under control. Scooter is here to say, “They don’t!” As spring inches in, we’re excited …

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Preventing Bully Birds at the Feeders: Scooter talks about Florida’s REAL… Angry Birds!

While Scooter plots his next intrusion into the Wild Birds Unlimited’s feeders behind the Clearwater/Safety Harbor store, he’s also fearful of being spied upon and beaten by the local neighborhood bullies. While they are all beautiful, Florida’s wild birds can be, well… a handful. With most of Florida’s wild birds busily preening feathers and plumping …

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Hammock Bird Banding

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