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5 Reasons to Serve Dried Mealworms

Many of us dish up live mealworms in the early summer months to help orioles and bluebirds provide nutrition for their fledglings. But did you know that serving dried mealworms in the winter months offers benefits to a wide variety of backyard birds? Here are five reasons to start mixing dried mealworms in with your […]

Hang a Feeder and They Will Come?

A Novice Bird Feeder’s Journey to Successfully Attracting Birds by All Seasons Wild Bird Store (in Eagan) employee, SANDRA TOCKO If you are reading this, you are either currently feeding birds or aspire to do so. Hopefully you are not in the same position I was four years ago—throwing money into the bird feeding industry, […]

VIDEO: 5 Winter Bird Myths

This Video Debunks 5 Winter Bird Myths Common to the Twin Cities Metro Area For more information (including two additional myths), see our January/February 2017 edition of our Bird’s-Eye View Newsletter! Save Save

Best Bird Seeds for Winter

As with every season, you should select seed for the type of birds you’d like to attract and the environment in which you reside. However, in cold weather climates, you should also consider birds’ additional energy needs. Birds must eat more per hour during cold weather in order to energize their metabolism and produce body […]

Who Eats Peanuts?

“Who eats peanuts?” many customers ask as they pass the in shell peanuts and peanut pick-out barrels in the store. Many of our backyard birds love peanuts and benefit for peanuts’ high protein and rich fat. See our selection of peanut-based foods and feeders here. Blue Jays Grab and Go Blue Jays are adept at […]

For Irresistible Yards, Just Add Water!

Want to make your yard irresistible to birds? Try adding motion and sound to your birdbath! Motion on the water’s surface or the sound of falling water is like a magnet to birds because they instinctively equate moving water with natural water sources that are cleaner and healthier than stagnant water. The sound of moving […]

Late-Nesting Goldfinches

Goldfinches are the latest nesting songbird in Minnesota. Unlike most of our songbirds, they do not feed their young insects or larvae as their diet is strictly vegetarian. As a result, Goldfinches delay nesting until milkweed, thistle and other plants produce seeds in an effort to ensure that there will be plentiful food sources to […]

I found a baby bird! Now what?

We get this question quite a lot from our customers, and it’s no wonder — most of us are passionate about our backyard birds and want to help the best we can to make sure they’re healthy. To help you out, we’ve prepared this flow chart. Plus, check out the video from Slate Magazine on the […]

Pileated Woodpeckers

Video of dueling Pileated Woodpeckers used courtesy of Karol Patzer Some Facts About These Magnificent Birds Pileated Woodpeckers will remain in an area that provides trees for cover and roosting cavities.  They also look for established food sources and that includes backyard feeders. Suet feeders long enough for the Pileated to prop their tail for […]

Attracting Cardinals, Attracting Joy

Cardinals Resonate in the Hearts of the People Who Observe Them When a family visits our store interested in attracting a certain bird, it’s always a special experience to guide them in their quest. One family in particular will always stand out to me, as they were hoping to attract cardinals in honor of a […]