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!

How to Enjoy Feeding the Birds in the Summer

 

 

Woodpeckers: woodpeckerTake a Closer Look! 

When was the last time you really took a close look at the birds coming to your feeders? Many of us watch and enjoy their beauty every day, but how often do we deliberately look at them with an eye towards new discoveries.

It’s time to take a closer look! You will be amazed at the things you can observe.

Take the woodpecker that’s outside on the WBU suet cake; it’s probably the same one that’s been coming around for years. It’s an old friend, so what could you possibly see that you haven’t seen before?

Well, how about its kickstand! A kickstand? That’s for a bike not a bird…but don’t tell that to the woodpecker. When you observe a woodpecker as it lands, you will notice that it uses its long tail feathers to propped itself up against the tree.

Just as a kickstand keeps a bicycle from falling over, the woodpecker’s tail keeps it from falling off the tree. The strong and stiff feathers absorb the force of the woodpecker’s hammering blows and help to firmly anchor it to the tree.  Closer observation will also reveal that each of these unique feathers is tipped with a pointed spike. Similar in shape and function to a telephone lineman’s climbing spikes, the woodpecker digs them into the tree’s bark as it climbs.

The woodpecker’s unique tail is just one of it’s many adaptations you can witness as they visit your feeders. We would love to hear about your observations. Visit us soon and we’ll make sure you have the expert advice and quality hobby products you take a closer look at your old friends at the feeders.

 

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

 

Carole, Certified Birdfeeding Specialist