We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
206 South Main St.
Galena, IL 61036
Phone: (815) 777-2883
Fax: (815) 777-2833
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Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spring officially arrives this month. Migration, courting, nesting and gardens coming back to life all provide opportunities to view and feed wild birds.
Listen for the ever increasing dawn chorus as the birds are singing out. Bird song is a method of attracting a mate and defending a territory and during springtime. Songbirds are greeting the new day with a rising crescendo.
It is also the call for us to prepare our back yards for the spring nesting season by cleaning nest boxes, feeders and bird baths as well as offering ideal homes and foods for nesting birds.
We carry a variety of locally-made nest boxes for bluebirds, swallows, chickadees and wrens that have been specially designed and constructed based on species-specific requirements. Our nest boxes have good ventilation, drainage, insulation, protection from the elements and predators, easy cleaning and durability.
Foods that nesting birds seek include protein and calcium and are found in a number of WBU offerings such as Bark Butter, Bark Butter Bits, select suet cakes and dough cylinders as well as mealworms.
It’s the perfect time to invite birds to nest in your yard by installing nest boxes and offering nesting foods to help birds thrive during nesting season. Enjoy attracting them to our yards for a more intimate look while they raise families.
If you need more information about bluebirds, consider attending the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation's April 5th program at the Stockton Field House. Call 815-858-9100 for more information. We also have many handouts on bluebirds at Wild Birds Unlimited in Galena. And feel free to call us with any questions at 815-777-2883.
Julie, Tom, Karin, Maureen and Sue