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


 Welcome to Wild Birds Unlimited of Boise!

 

 

 

Make March Less of a Stress for Birds

Dinner Bell FeederSimply put, March can be a very difficult month for your birds.

Early in the month, birds' natural food supply is at its lowest point of the year. Insect populations are still low, and the few remaining wild fruits, berries, seeds and nuts are either hidden or undesirable. Unpredictable weather doesn't make life any easier. Sunny, warm, spring-like days can turn into cold, damp conditions that challenge birds' survival skills. And to make matters worse, this is all happening as some birds prepare for nesting season.

However, these various challenges provide you with one of the best opportunities of the year to help your birds.

Providing Food Makes a Difference

Offer your birds lots of high-energy foods, such as peanuts and suet. Loaded with fat and protein, these are beneficial substitutes for the scarce insects many birds would eat if they could find them.

Counteract the lack of natural insects by offering protein-rich mealworms. They are eaten by numerous species of birds and can be a lifesaver during a sudden cold snap.

Nesting Birds Need Help, Too

Birds build open-cup shaped nests in trees or on the ground, or they nest in cavities (or holes) in trees. By placing nesting materials and installing bird houses around your backyard, you can entice birds, such as bluebirds, wrens, chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, woodpeckers, Purple Martins, swallows, owls and Wood Ducks. Bird houses can make your birds' lives a little easier. After all, they have already expended a lot of energy establishing territories, courting and looking for scarce food.

If you are using a functional bird house to provide your birds a home, be sure it meets these six requirements:

  • Designed for the species, according to bird’s size and nesting requirements
  • Ventilation holes to provide release for heat build-up
  • Easily cleaned
  • Easily mounted or hung
  • Durable to withstand several seasons of use
  • Drainage holes in the bottom of the house

 

 

We Have the Freshest Bird Food in Town.

We also have the freshest bird food in town, and we can prove it. Our exclusive regional blends aren’t just fresh; they’re specially formulated from 100% edible seed that your backyard birds will love. 

We are Certified Bird Feeding Specialists.

Wild Birds Unlimited is here all year long for the birds in your yard, not just in the winter. Our seed and birdfeeding products are the reason we're in business. We never move our bird seed and feeders to accomodate the seasonal trends as garden centers and big box stores do.

Wild Birds Unlimited doesn’t just sell bird feeders, birdhouses, bird baths and bird food. We pride ourselves on being able to give you the most accurate information and knowledge about your local birds. It is our goal for you to have the best possible experience from your bird feeding hobby. Backyard bird feeding is the most relaxing, fulfilling, educational and exciting hobby that anyone, young or old, can enjoy.

 

At Wild Birds Unlimited, we aren’t just a bird store with bird supplies. We are Your Backyard Birdfeeding Specialists™ here to help bring you, your family and nature together.

 

Your Friendly WBU Boise Staff ~

 

Julie, Store Owner, Certified Birdfeeding Specialist

 

Boyd, Store Owner,  Certified Birdfeeding Specialist

 

Marilyn, Certified Birdfeeding Specialist