Springboro, Ohio | West Chester, OH

Monica & Brad Brubaker

Monica & Brad Brubaker

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

Springboro, Ohio

734 A. North Main Street
Springboro, OH 45066

Phone: (937) 748-8979
Email: Send Message

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

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West Chester, Ohio

7712 Voice of America Center Drive
West Chester, OH 45069

Phone: (513) 847-6580
Email: Send Message

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

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The Birds in Your Backyard

This year we are experiencing an irruption of birds! I’m not talking about birds spewing from a volcano, but a a sudden violent entrance, a bursting in - an irruption as Websters defines it.Pine Siskin

This is good news for us but bad news for winter finches like Pine Siskins , Common Redpolls and Purple Finch. They typically winter in southern Canada where there is usually abundant seeds from conifers and hardwood trees. This year the crops failed to produce enough seeds so these birds, along with some of their non-feeder friends (like Crossbills), have pushed south into our area for the winter!

Another northern bird that relies on these same crops is the Red-breasted Nuthatch that many of you have been seeing at your feeders.

See the chart below for the list of winter visitors and what to offer to attract them to your back yard!

For the Winter

Creeper, Brown Bark butter on tree trunk, peanuts
Goldeneye, Common Duck found in open water.
Grosbeak, Evening Usually seen in flocks eating black oil sunflower.
Hawk, Northern Harrier In open grasslands and marshes; eats mice.
Junco, Dark-eyed Ground feeder that likes thistle, millet, peanuts.
Kinglet, Golden-crowned Tiny bird of coniferous forests; eat insects
Nuthatch, Red-breasted In wooded areas; eats peanuts, suet & sunflower.
Redpoll, Common Likes thistle; can feed upside-down
Siskin, Pine Likely to be found at thistle feeders
Sparrow - American Tree Ground feeders that readily eat millet & black oil
Sparrow - Fox Ground feeders that readily eat millet & black oil
Sparrow - White-crowned Ground feeders that readily eat millet & black oil
Sparrow - White-throated Ground feeders that readily eat millet & black oil
Warbler - Yellow-rumped Will come to sunflower, raisins, suet & peanuts

 

Year-Round

 

Blackbird, Red-winged
Bluebird, Eastern
Bobwhite, Northern
Cardinal, Northern
Chickadee, Carolina
Crow, American
Cowbird, Brown-headed
Dove, Mourning
Dove, Rock
Finch, House
Goldfinch, American
Goose, Canada
Hawk, Coopers
Hawk, Red-tailed
Hawk, Sharp-shinned
Heron, Great Blue
Heron, Green
Jay, Blue
Kestrel, American
Kingfisher, Belted
Lark, Horned
Meadowlark, Eastern                         

 

Mockingbird, Northern
Nuthatch, White-breasted
Owl, Barred
Owl, Eastern Screech
Owl, Great Horned
Robin, American
Sparrow, House
Sparrow, Song
Starling, European
Swan, Mute
Titmouse, Tufted
Towhee, Eastern
Waxwing, Cedar
Woodpecker, Downy
Woodpecker, Hairy
Woodpecker, Northern Flicker
Woodpecker, Red-bellied
Woodpecker, Pileated
Woodpecker, Red-headed
Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied 
  Sapsucker
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