Erie, Pennsylvania

Frank & Cheryl Zalik

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

Erie, Pennsylvania

Village West #17,
3330 W. 26th
Erie, PA 16506

Phone: (814) 838-5145
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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April's Nature Happenings

Earth Day is April 22nd.  Arbor Day is April 26th.

April 11: Full Moon.  April 26: New Moon

Early spring wildflowers are in peak bloom.  Check along the trails of Presque Isle and Asbury Woods.

Early April migrants include Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Towhee, Fox Sparrow, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Snipe, and Tree Swallows.

Late April migrants include Brown Thrasher, Pine Warbler, Palm Warbler, American Bittern, Chimney Swift, Chipping Sparrow, Barn Swallow, and Caspian Terns.

Hummingbirds and Orioles return around the First of May.  Have feeders up at the end of April.  Click Here for more on attracting them to your yard.

Adult Purple Martins return by the middle of the month.  Follow their migration at

Great Horned Owls have young on the nest.

Cardinals, Chickadees, and Bluebirds begin nesting.

White-throated Sparrows begin singing.

Woodcock continue their courtship flights.  Look for them just before sundown in the open areas along the east end of Presque Isle.

Mourning Cloak and Comma butterflies emerge from hibernation.

South winds bring waves of raptors along Lake Erie.  Look for hawks such as Red-tailed, Broad-winged, Rough-legged, and Harriers, as well as Bald Eagles, Osprey, and Turkey Vultures When winds come straight out of the south, kettles of migrating raptors can be viewed soaring overhead from the Tom Ridge Environmental Center parking lot.

Spring Peeper frogs are calling.