Eugene, Oregon

Barbara & Dan Gleason

Barbara & Dan Gleason

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

Eugene, Oregon

2510 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97405

Phone: (541) 844-1788
Fax: (541) 844-1732
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Store Hours:
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!

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Nature’s Backyard Charmer

Chickadee on Dinner Bell Feeder

Chickadees may be the most beloved birds that visit our backyards, but their seemingly never-ending energy and inquisitive nature are only part of what makes these birds fun to watch. And, so many of the foods we offer are well-accepted by Chickadees!

  • Chickadees are inquisitive and found in wooded areas across much of North America. Our most common species include the Black-capped, Chestnut-backed and Mountain Chickadees.
  • Black-capped Chickadees are easily identified by their namesake call “chick-a-dee” but Chestnut-baced usually make "squeakier" dee-dee calls.
  • Chickadees weigh less than half an ounce.
  • Chestnut-backed and Black-capped Chickadees watch other birds’ foraging habits to see if they should adapt their behavior to be more successful.
  • Chickadees are generally monogamous and stay with the same mate for life.
  • Chickadees are cavity nesters and will excavate their own nest site in rotten or decaying wood or use an old woodpecker hole or use a nesting box. (Mountain chickadees may nest under rock in a bank or in a hole in the ground.)
  • Though chickadees are regular visitors to feeders, over 75% of their winter food supply still comes from natural sources.
  • Chickadees do not migrate and are equipped to survive harsh winter weather. They cache foods and remember where they are hidden, have dense winter coats, diligently find excellent, well-insulated roosting cavities and can perform a regulated hypothermia to conserve energy overnight.
  • When the temperature falls below 10º F, research has shown that the survival rate of chickadees almost doubled when they had access to feeders.
  • Chickadees can gain as much as 10% of their body weight each day and lose it all again during a cold winter night.

For more information about chickadees, visit - our online bird guide.