We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
2510 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97405
Phone: (541) 844-1788
Fax: (541) 844-1732
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Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun - Sun: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eugene's Wild Bird and Nature Experts... Call us about monthly seminars, bird walks, and any wild bird questions...we're all about the birds!
It’s really hard to think of wild birds as being loyal friends. After all, they are truly one of the freest creatures on the planet, able to fly anywhere at anytime with nothing to bind them to any single location.
But birds, like humans, are creatures of habit and bird banding studies have shown that many of our winter birds, such as Juncos and native sparrows, utilize the same wintering location year after year.
With a potential lifespan of over 10 years, it is likely that the Junco gleaning seeds off of the ground below one of your feeders has spent many previous winters as your loyal backyard guest. And recent research shows that is only half the story!
These birds are not only loyal to a specific location, but also to a single feeder! The study showed that the only time they abandoned their favorite feeder was during periods of cold weather when the feeder was placed in a location too exposed to the wind.
So help your birds stay loyal and warm by locating your feeders in a sheltered location out of the wind. The east or southeast side of a house or near a row of trees or evergreens is ideal.
Once you have them in a safe and sheltered location, be sure to keep your feeders filled with the high-energy, high-fat foods that provide your birds with the crucial nutrition they need to survive the coldest month of the year.
Stop by our store for more expert advice and quality products that will help your birds to stay true blue and warm, too this winter.
Beginning Monday, Feb. 1, the City will begin road construction along Willamette Street to re-stripe the street, creating a turn lane between the north and south-bound lanes. Since there may be more traffic than usual, please consider using side streets to reach us. Both 23rd and 27th Streets come over the hill from Jefferson Street, and connect to Portland Street, 1 block West of Willamette. And access from the East is easy if you drive West on 27th from Amazon Parkway. Below is a map showing some of these access streets. Parking can often be found along 25th Street, too.
BUT, if you aren't able to reach us without duress, we CAN deliver purchases a few times times a week, for a small fee. Call us at 541-844-1788 to place your order and find out what our delivery schedule is that week. Thanks for bearing with us during the construction difficulties.
The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is fun, simple, and beneficial to birds and science. It’s a study that helps better define bird ranges, populations, migration pathways and habitat needs.
The GBBC, a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, is sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited and takes place February 12 – 15. Participants count birds in their backyards, local parks or other easily accessed locations.
Those tallies are then reported online through the GBBC site. This links you with scientists, providing feedback through graphics, animated maps and other regularly-updated information.
It's a fun activity to share with your kids and family-- and a great way to introduce someone to the hobby of backyard bird feeding!
To help with your efforts, as well as celebrate Valentine's Day, too, we have a couple of special packages ready to go with our Seed Cylinder Characters, a simple combo that makes feeding birds easy!
Stop in to pick up one of our Blossom-the-Skunk Combos or our Millie-x-2 Feeder Combos -- and watch and count YOUR birds on the GBBC!