We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
Union Square Shopping Center,
478 Route 35
Red Bank (Middletown), NJ 07701
Phone: (732) 345-5070
Fax: (732) 345-5072
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Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Simply put, March can be a very difficult month for your birds.
Early in the month, birds' natural food supply is at its lowest point of the year. Insect populations are still low, and the few remaining wild fruits, berries, seeds and nuts are either hidden or undesirable. Unpredictable weather doesn't make life any easier. Sunny, warm, spring-like days can turn into cold, damp conditions that challenge birds' survival skills. And to make matters worse, this is all happening as some birds prepare for nesting season.
However, these various challenges provide you with one of the best opportunities of the year to help your birds.
Offer your birds lots of high-energy and calcium enriched foods, such as peanuts, calcium suet dough, No-Mess Plus, Bark Butter Bits, Bark Butter, . Loaded with fat, protein and essential calcium these are beneficial substitutes for the scarce insects, berries and seeds many birds would eat if they could find them. Counteract the lack of natural insects by offering protein-rich meal worms. They are eaten by numerous species of birds and can be a lifesaver during a sudden cold snap.
Birds build open-cup shaped nests in trees or on the ground, or they nest in cavities (or holes) in trees. By placing nesting materials and installing bird houses around your backyard, you can entice birds, such as bluebirds, wrens, chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, woodpeckers, Purple Martins, swallows and owls. Bird houses can make your birds' lives a little easier. After all, they have already expended a lot of energy establishing territories, courting and looking for scarce food.
If you are using a functional bird house to provide your birds a home, be sure it meets these six requirements: