Gainesville, Florida

Bubba & Ingrid Scales

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Gainesville, Florida

4212 NW 16th Boulevard
Gainesville, FL 32605

Phone: (352) 381-1997
Fax: (352) 381-1995
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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We can show you how to turn your yard into a birdfeeding habitat that brings song, color and life to your home.

Get Outside!

April is a great time to get outside and enjoy nature. It’s not too hot yet and bird migration makes the birding even more exciting. Check out these links to some events and favorite local birding spots:

Prairie Palm © Steve Collins

 

 From the Feeders                                        WBU

 

The goldfinch feeder finale began sometime in the third week of March. That gave many of us no more than a few weeks to enjoy watching them transition into the bright yellow breeding plumage that we otherwise never get to enjoy. There were still a few goldfinches left at our feeders this morning but the numbers are dwindling.

As if in consolation, though, the migration of hummingbirds and many species of songbirds and nesting activity among our breeding residents is making the yard and the feeders more interesting by the day. Just this morning, I heard the familiar buzzy call notes of Indigo Buntings in the treetops as a Ruby-throated Hummingbird was nectaring at the Pentas. A Yellow-throated Vireo and a Northern Parula Warbler were singing high in the canopy while a couple of Carolina Chickadees did some maintenance in an old tree cavity.

Nesting season is already nearing its peak for many species although Great Crested Flycatchers are only just beginning to return from Central and South America. If you have questions about what’s happening at feeders, follow us on Facebook or drop in and talk to us at the store. Much of what we know about birds is what we’ve heard from you over the years so keep those stories and photographs coming.

Orange Barn

Check out the website for this decades-old Scales family business.  If you want to send a gift of fresh, Florida citrus, we have you covered.   www.TheOrangeBarn.com

 

Birdy news on Facebook

WBU has a Facebook page for birding and feeder news.  Check it out!