Normal, Illinois

Kim Ryburn

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

Normal, Illinois

1520 E. College Ave.,
Suite 1
Normal, IL 61761

Phone: (309) 454-3455
Fax: (309) 454-3548
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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We can show you how to turn your yard into a birdfeeding habitat that brings song, color and life to your home.

Sharing The Joy of Bird Feeding

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The delight of seeing so many active and energetic birds at your feeders, and knowing that you are having a positive impact on the quality of their lives, makes feeding the birds a real joy during this time of the year.

That joy is available to everyone. By providing just a few simple things, such as nutritious foods, clean water and ample shelter, the birds in your yard will quickly become a valuable asset. Not a cash asset, but an entertainment asset that rewards you with many priceless hours of happiness and fulfillment.

Winter is a great time to watch the different types of birds at your feeders. Woodpeckers are busy eating mouthfuls of suet. Juncos hurriedly scour the ground for millet. Finches squabble at the finch feeder. Jays raucously steal peanuts and nuthatches industriously horde sunflower seeds.

Bird feeding is a fun and educational hobby, and this is the season to share it with everyone.

Stop by the store this month and share a bit of the holidays with us.

We have the best seed, feeders, nature gifts and advice, and we can help you introduce this wonderful hobby to your neighbors, friends and family.

As we celebrate this special season, we invite you to bring nature home for the holidays and thank you for continuing to support our store, nature, and wildlife.

We wish you and your family a wonderful and healthy holiday season.

 

Make Treats For The Birds

Making treats for the birds is an activity the whole family can enjoy. 

Stuffed Pine ConeSUET STUFFING FOR PINE CONES

1 cup chunky peanut butter

1 cup WBU Simply Suet® (pure rendered suet)

2 ½ cups coarse yellow cornmeal

WBU Deluxe Blend, raisins and/or peanuts (optional)

Mix peanut butter, suet, and cornmeal together. Stir in birdseed, raisins or peanuts if desired. 

PINE CONE FEEDER

Pack Suet Stuffing into pine cones. Roll pine cones in WBU Seed Blend. Hang with string or ribbon from tree.  

Bagel FeederBAGEL FEEDER

Split bagels in half. Allow to harden overnight. Spread peanut butter on each side and sprinkle with WBU Seed Blend. Tie a string through hole and hang. 

 

 

How Cool is That! - Decorate a Tree

 

 

 

We're Sponsoring Project FeederWatch & BirdSpotter Photo Contest

Wild Birds Unlimited is Sponsoring
Project FeederWatch & BirdSpotter Photo Contest

Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders across North America. FeederWatchers periodically count the birds they see at their feeders from November through early April and submit their data. This helps scientists track broadscale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

Anyone interested in birds can participate - including children, families, individuals, classrooms, retired persons, youth groups, nature centers, and bird clubs. You can count birds as often as every week, or as infrequently as you like: the schedule is completely flexible. All you need is a bird feeder, bird bath, or plantings that attract birds. Click here to join.

You can also participate in the BirdSpotter Photo Contest. Now through early March, submit your bird photos for a chance to win prizes from Wild Birds Unlimited. Click here to learn more.

 

Project FeederWatch is operated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada.

 

Preston the Penguin Seed Cylinder

Available for a limited time only, our adorable Preston the Penguin Seed Cylinder is a mix of sunflower, safflower, pecans, sunflower chips, peanuts, apricot, papaya and blueberries. Preston is the perfect addition to any yard and a great gift idea for the nature loavers on your list.

Seed Cylinders are an easy way to offer your birds a wide variety of food to get lots of birds to visit your backyard. And it's convenient, too. Just set one out and watch. Try offering a No-Mess Seed Cylinder on a Seed Cylinder Feeder and watch your birds chow down.