We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
Village West #17,
3330 W. 26th
Erie, PA 16506
Phone: (814) 838-5145
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Mon - Thurs: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Though this month marks the beginning of the end of summer, there are still plenty of opportunities to help birds and maximize your backyard enjoyment.
Hummingbird migration continues in September through our area, and usually finishes by the end of the month. Millions of hummingbirds are flying back to their winter ranges. Hummingbirds have been migrating between North and Central America for hundreds of years, with some species traveling thousands of miles each way!
A high-calorie diet is important to build fat reserves for their trip, so be sure to have your hummingbird feeders ready.
Studies show that most of the hummingbirds visiting your feeders on a day toward the end of migration season (typically September, locally) are replaced by a new wave of migrants within 24 hours. Watch for unusual western species at your feeders, especially once October hits!
Whether they are feeder visitors or not, birds need water for drinking, bathing, and preening. Offering a dependable source of water is the simplest and most important step you can take to increase the variety of birds in your yard.
Birds must be ready to fly at all times, especially during migration. Bathing is a critical part of keeping their feathers in top-flight condition.
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in still water, so open sources of water can cause a potential mosquito problem. Use a waterfall accessory or Water Wiggler™ to create ripples and prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs in your bird baths. Water in motion is also more attractive to birds.
Visit us soon. We have everything you and your birds need to make the most of late summer.