We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
10480 Overland Road,
(At Overland & 5 Mile)
Boise, ID 83709
Phone: (208) 376-6862
Fax: (208) 376-7156
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Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Just as we rely on coats, hats and mittens to keep us warm in the face of winter's icy grip, birds employ a number of methods to survive the adversity of winter. And you can help!
Food is the most essential element, providing birds with the energy, stamina and nutrition they need. To stay warm, birds will expend energy very quickly, some losing up to 10% of their body weight on extremely cold nights. An ample supply of high-calorie foods such as black oil sunflower, insects and suet is crucial to a bird’s survival.
We can play a vital role, as feeding the birds becomes critical when extremely cold conditions occur. At these times, a supply of food can mean the difference between life and death for a bird.
Most birds will adjust their feathers to create air pockets that will help them keep warm. You will often notice the birds look fatter or "puffed up" during cold weather. This is because the birds are fluffing up their feathers; the more air space, the better the insulation.
Staying warm is not all about food and feathers though. Some birds perch on one leg at a time, drawing the free leg to their breast for warmth. Most birds will shiver for short term adjustments to the cold. Shivering converts muscular energy into heat for the short term, but the energy must be replenished shortly thereafter.
While birds are equipped to withstand most winter weather, survival can be made easier by providing food, a heated, open source of water and protection from the elements with natural plant cover or a roosting box.
Stop by the store today and let us show you which high-energy foods will help your birds brave the cold snap!
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.
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.
Julie, Store Owner, Certified Birdfeeding Specialist
Boyd, Store Owner, Certified Birdfeeding Specialist
Marilyn, Certified Birdfeeding Specialist