Seekonk, Massachusetts

Jason & Amanda Bowman

Jason & Amanda Bowman

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Seekonk, Massachusetts

1462 Fall River Ave. (rte.6)
Seekonk, MA 02771

Phone: (508) 336-4043
Fax: (508) 336-5888
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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We can show you how to turn your yard into a birdfeeding habitat that brings song, color and life to your home.

 

 

Tidy Foods Sale

Keep Bird Feeding Clean This Summer

Satisfy your birds' appetites and keep the ground below your feeders free of seed debris with tidy dining options, including:

  • No-Mess Seed Blend
  • Bird Food Cylinders
  • Peanuts
  • Suets and No-melts
  • Hummingbird and Oriole Nectar Solution
  • Jim's Birdacious® Bark Butter®
  • Mealworms

 

All Seasons Hobby Guide

A Hobby for All Seasons

The average backyard may be visited regularly by 15 to 20 different bird species. However, a bird-friendly yard can attract up to 100 or more different species. To attract the greatest number of bird species, just provide at least one of each of these habitat elements: food, water, cover and places to raise their young. To find out more information about the bird activity in our area, visit our store. 

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Fledglings

Young Bird Fledglings Experience Life Away from the Nest

This summer, parents across the country will spend countless hours with their children, taking them to places they’ve never seen before. The same can be said for the millions of wild bird families that will be introducing their young fledglings to a whole new world of experiences.

People who only feed the birds during the winter miss out on many fun and fascinating wild bird "family" activities. By mid-spring and throughout much of the summer, fledglings leave the nest and continue to be fed by their parents, while also being taught to eat from feeders. Watching this fun and fascinating activity is one of the true payoffs of the bird feeding hobby.

Here are some characteristics and behaviors to look for when watching these fledgling birds as they begin to leave the nest:

  • Fledglings are about the same size as adults, but often their plumage color is muted and similar to adult females.
  • In some species, fledglings' tails are shorter than the adults', because the tail feathers are still growing. A recent research study demonstrated that supplemental bird feeding provides a direct nutritional benefit that supports higher-quality feather growth for birds like these fledglings.
  • You can recognize Downy and other woodpecker fledglings by their fresh and dapper plumage, whereas that of the adults is worn and dusky from their repeated trips in and out of the nest hole.
  • Chickadee fledglings follow their parents to the bird feeder and perch nearby as the parents go to get food. They either wait, looking like they are waiting to be served, or they call incessantly "teeship teeship" and flutter their wings until fed.
  • After one to three weeks, the parents stop feeding their fledglings and may even peck at them if they persist in begging for food.

Some foods are better than others for new fledglings. Insects are highly favored, so mealworms are attractive to parents feeding young. Jim’s Birdacious® Bark Butter® and Bark Butter Bits are also excellent as they are highly nutritious, easily carried, and easily swallowed.

It’s a perfect time to be seasonally savvy with your bird foods. Stop by the store and we'll help you pick out the the high protein and high fat foods that will help to get your neighborhood fledglings off to a strong start. 

 

 

How to Keep Your Feeding Area Tidy

 

 

 

How Cool Is That! - Bark Butter Products

 

 

 

 

 

WBU Daily Savings Club

Members can save money all year long
on the freshest bird food in town.

 Daily Savings Club

 

Join Us on Facebook!

Enjoy the time you spend in our store? We do too! When you can’t be in our store, visit with us on Facebook. Stop by and find out what our friends are seeing in their backyard, share your photos and stories about the wild birds and other animals you encounter in your backyard or some other part of the great outdoors.

“Like” us today and join in the fun!

At Wild Birds Unlimited, we help people get the most out of their backyard and their bird feeding hobby.