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COVID-19 Update

Ongoing Health and Safety Procedures: The global pandemic has taught us a few things that we can do to help our staff and visitors, and we will continue those procedures in perpetuity. What we do: We continue to offer call-in ordering with curbside service. We continue to offer online shopping with delivery direct to your home. We continue to offer…

A staff that lasts

We ♥️ Our Employees!

This year, All Seasons Wild Bird Store celebrated 30 years in business, serving the local community of backyard birding enthusiasts. We attribute much of our success to our friendly, knowledgeable and loyal employees. So loyal, in fact, that the great majority of our employees have been with us for over 5 years. Why do our employees stay on with us…

Bald Eagle or Golden Eagle? A guide to telling them apart.

Video: Bald Eagle or Golden Eagle?

Young Bald Eagles are a similar size and coloring to Golden Eagles. A close look at where their mottling patterns occur, whether their legs are feathered or unfeathered, bill size, seasonality and location can help narrow down the identification. Range maps from Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s All About Birds: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Bald_Eagle/maps-range https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Golden_Eagle/maps-range National Eagle Center’s Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle field…

Checking on a Bluebird Trail

This morning I had the opportunity to tag along with George Brown as he checked nest boxes along the bluebird trail he maintains. You may recall from a previous blog post that George is the Ramsey and Washington counties coordinator for the Bluebird Recovery Project (BBRC). Checking on the nest boxes weekly is a critical function of maintaining a bluebird…

Hummingbird sipping nectar from a feeder

VIDEO: Tips for Attracting and Feeding Hummingbirds

Watch the short video below for tips for attracting and feeding hummingbirds.  • When to put hummingbird feeders out in the Twin Cities of Minnesota • Don’t use pesticides because hummingbirds eat insects • Select feeders that are easy to fill and clean • Make nectar from concentrate or mix your own nectar • Apply mint to ports to keep bees and wasps away • Prevent…

Identifying: Red-Bellied, Red-Headed Woodpeckers and Northern Flickers

The Red-bellied Woodpecker is often confused with the Red-headed Woodpecker because, despite its name, it has a rather prominent red cap. The Red-bellied Woodpecker is also often confused with the Northern Flicker because it has a similar size and markings. In this video, we point out the distinguishing characteristics of all three species to help you become a master in…

Migration Myths

Have you heard any of these common myths about migration? Our newest video separates myth from fact! Based on an article by Minnetonka Manager CAROL CHENAULT in the Sept/Oct 2017 edition of our Bird’s-Eye View Newsletter.

Hidden Homes

Some birds, like House Wrens, Black-capped Chickadees, Bluebirds and House Finches, readily take residence in the nest boxes that we place in our yards. But some species seem to mysteriously appear at feeders one day with full-grown young. Here’s an inside peek at what you may be missing. Northern Cardinals Cardinal nests are usually very well hidden within dense shrubs…

American Goldfinch in autumn

Transition Season

REPRINTED FROM OUR BIRD’S-EYE VIEW ARCHIVES: SEPT/OCT 2017 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…