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Category Archives: General

Bird Feet

Avian Multi-Tools Pause to consider the functions required of various birds’ feet: perching, clinging, walking, swimming, preening, carrying objects, egg rolling, mating displays, and even heat loss regulation. It turns out that a foot’s functions emerge as an arrangement of the toes. The Toes Do the Work Birds are considered digitigrade, which means that they […]

Versatile Treats: Mealworms

Many birds—not only orioles and bluebirds—enjoy mealworms and will benefit throughout the year from the protein, fat and fiber they provide.  Mealworms are actually the larval form of the mealworm beetle, also known as the darkling beetle. They are not slimy but rather easy to work with. Serving mealworms will aid your birds throughout the […]

Fall Transition Tasks

Minnetonka Manager Carol Chenault shares how she readies her backyard for the change in seasons. Addressing Nectar Feeders As I bid the Baltimore Orioles farewell the first week of September, the transition to fall backyard bird feeding begins. Taking down the oriole feeders, washing them well with soap and water and disinfecting them with either […]

Feed Backyard Birds; Entertain Your Cats!

Most cats love watching small animals, especially when it comes to birds. Setting up a window bird feeders for your indoor cats will provide hours of entertainment for them. Stalking their prey through a window helps them become more active during the day and hopefully less active at night. Your cats can suffer from boredom […]

Apply for our Holiday Artisans Pop-Up

Calling Local Artisans! All Seasons Wild Bird Stores are proud to be locally owned and operated for over 25 years. This holiday season, we are partnering with local artisans to offer high-quality, locally made products to our customers for holiday gift giving. Now in its second year, our boutique-style Holiday Artisans Pop-Up seeks local artisans […]

Prevent Window Collisions

Each year, 350 million or more wild birds perish from collisions with windows in America. You can do something to help! Apply UV-reflecting WindowAlert™ decals to your picture windows. The decals shine like a beacon to birds, but are hardly noticeable to humans.

Nesting for Many Birds is Not “One and Done”

Nesting season is well under way for our backyard birds. Although “one and done” is not true for some of our backyard birds when it comes to nesting. Just as soon as they have one brood off, they start another brood. American Robins can do 2–3 broods a season; Eastern Bluebirds have 2–3 broods; House […]

Video: Tube Feeders & Accessories

Learn about tube feeders including: advantages, types and helpful accessories.

VIDEO: Coexist with Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers are attractive and outgoing members of our community of backyard birds. Occasionally, though, their pecking habits can create some conflict with humans. Never to worry—there are plenty of solutions you can implement to make sure that you and visiting woodpeckers can happily coexist.

Review: Birds of Minnesota–3rd Edition

The newly released 3rd edition Birds of Minnesota, by local but internationally known naturalist and author Stan Tekiela, is also published in Minnesota at Adventure Publications in Cambridge. This third edition includes 14 new species of Minnesota birds from the first edition, updated photographs and range maps as well as expanded information in Stan’s Notes- […]

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