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The Wild Bird Habitat Stores
Backyard Bird Feeding Centers
Connecting families with birds & nature
in their backyards and beyond since 1993

As a convinience, customers may pre-order wild bird feeds so the order is ready for pickup when you arrive. Details at the bottom of this newsletter.

Wild Bird Habitat Store's
Hummingbird Special Edition
Our August Newsletter in pdf below

August Bird Notes:
  • Most birds have completed nesting except for goldfinch, cedar waxwings, and doves.
  • Bluebirds may attempt one more brood.
  • Hummingbirds will start their southern migration and its time to get the feeders out.
  • Bird migration begins in August with songbirds and shorebirds.
  • By months end the mud flats and shallows will teem with shorebirds.
  • We will be saying goodbye to many tropical visitors by months end.
  • The autumn molt will begin for birds and a period of “quiet time” will set-in.
  • This years hatchlings will be on their own and looking more and more like adult birds
  • First year black birds will begin flocking up by months end preparing to leave.
  •  Safflower and Nutra safflower seed remains popular for deterring squirrels and blackbirds.
  • Woodpeckers will continue to readily feed on suet and peanuts
  • A good field guide or bird ID app for birds will be more useful than ever during migration.
  • Keep feeders filled as birds begin to establish winter food sources.
Read Dave's 'Bird Chatter' in
Wild Bird Habitat Store's August newsletter below
Wingtip: It's the 'dog days of summer'.but it's just 8 weeks untill the first day of autumn.With plenty of hot days left till then, birds may frequent the feeders less often on hot days. You'll most likely see them feeding in the morning and late afternoon. Like humans, when its hot they don't eat as much.Also with the fall molt just around the corner birds become quiet during that period.
Wild Bird Habitat's August Newsletter
Birding news you can use!
Special Hummingbird Edition

In our Birding News for August you'll find:
  • Bird of the month that weighs less than a penny
  • The difference between a male and female hummingbird
  • Is it a hummingbird or sphinx moth?
  • Some hummingbird plants to consider
  • What you need to know to attract hummingbirds
  • Why do birds molt?
  • And of course, Dave's 'August Bird Chatter'

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for birding news you can use
from the Wild Bird Habitat Stores
Attracting Hummingbirds
Here are some tips to successfully attract hummingbirds

The Wild Bird Habitat Stores offer a good variety of quality hummingbird feeders. Our Droll Yankees and Aspects collection come with a lifetime warranty. Check us out for the best hummingbird feeders on the market. As I am asked about my preference, one whare I get a lot of photos, it's the JB Hummingbird feeder. It is one of the best I have found. leak proof, built in bee guards, and wide mouth glass jar for easy filling. Pops apart for cleaning and is dishwasher safe. Ant's a problem? We also offer ant moats to deter those pesky little creatures. Check us out at

Wingtip: Female orioles will begin moving south by months end. But the male orioles will remain on their territory with the juvinelle birds until mid September. So keep the oriole feeders fresh.
Once again the Wild Bird Habitat Stores have be nominated for the Best of Lincoln's Backyard Bird Feeding Retailers. Over our 29 year history Wild Bird Habitat has been honored to be the recipient of numerous conservation awards and retail awards. We hope you vote for the Wild Bird Habitat Stores for Best of Lincoln 2022 between August 15 and 30. Watch for details
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August 15, 2022

Voted #1 Best Backyard Bird Feeding Retailer
in Lincoln for 2021
Thank you Lincoln and Nebraska and online customers!
Suet is Not Just For Winter
Did you know woodpeckers will consume more suet between March and summer's end than all winter long? So keep the suet out. Suet doughs will not melt, even in direct sunlight. However if you are using regular suet that can get very soft and melt a bit in extremely hot soon, then move it to a shady area. Woodpeckers and nut hatches are birds of the tree trunk zone, so near trees is a better locattion for suet feeders. Here is everything you need to know about attracting woodpeckers and feeding suet year more

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For the busy birder, Wild Bird Habitat is continuing the convenient service for local customers to pre-order their wild bird feeds so their order is ready for pickup when they arrive - details below
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bird feeders below
Join our "Bird Feed by-the Bucket" program and save 10% on our 21 varieties of quality bulk wild bird feeds whenever you need a refill

Ask our staff for details

Friendly Bird Feeders
Although the durability and natural look of cedar bird feeders continue to be preferred, the new line of feeders made from 100% post consumer recycled plastic is gaining in popularity. Many of these bird feeders have a lifetime warranty against fading, pealing, cracking, and chipping. They clean up like brand new, even after years of use. And speak of easy cleaning, many of the cedar and recycled plastic feeders we stock have removable perforated steel bottoms. This also allows moisture to pass through and the seed to remain dry.
Made in the USA
Great time to buy a new bird feeder as you get ready for spring and summer bird feeding. Maybe add a new type of bird feeder for summer. What kind of bird feeder might you want to add to your backyard? Find out at

Wild Bird Habitat's

When it comes to squirrels, Wild Bird Habitat doesn't only have you covered with our functional squirrel baffles, we offer a large variety of squirrel proof bird feeders, several with lifetime warranties that can be repaired, not tossed because of squirrel damage.

Best affordable 
For the best seed tube bird feeders and Nyjer thistle feeders on the market its Aspects and Droll Yankees - hands down

Why? These are high end, quality wild bird feeders at an affordable price. Made in the U.S.A., and come with a lifetime warranty. 

These seed tube and Nyjer thistle seed feeders are easy to fill and even easier to clean with Quick Clean removable bases.

Unlike acrylic seed and thistle bird feeders you find at many big box outlets that can crack in cold temperatures or they become brittle from the hot summer sun, Aspects and Droll Yankees tubes are made from polypropylene - durable, UV stabilized, won't yellow or crack. (covered by lifetime warranty)

If you want a quality seed tube bird feeder or Nyjer thistle seed bird feeder, then you want Aspects or Droll Yankees feeders - guaranteed for life..

Ouick Clean base
Best Woodpecker Suet Plugs

Attractor High Energy Suet Plugs available at 
the Wild Bird Habitat Stores

  • Roasted Peanut Attractor Plugs
  • Pure Attractor Plugs
  • Sunflower Attractor Plugs
  • No-Melt Peanut Butter Attractor Plugs
By the pack or by the case, woodpeckers love 'em

pre-filled with suet

Suet Log w/WP
P-Nutbutter Logs
The Sky Cafe Bird Feeder by Arundale Products is the best squirrel proof bird feeder in the world. This large bird feeder keeps the birds happy, while its unique and durable design protects against squirrels and the elements. Squirrels slide off the dome every time they try, and they do keep trying, again and again, making this the best squirrel proof bird feeder around. Made in the U.S.A., this feeder has a *Lifetime Warranty against squirrel damage*.

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Where do go birding in Nebraska
If you travel to observe birds, or just want a place where you can see a large diversity of bird species, then Nebraska may be the place you should consider for a birding trip. With two major flyways, the Central Great Plains flyway and the Missouri River flyway. The variety of ecological regions through out the state; tall, short, and mixed grass prairies, wetlands and riparian woodlands which attract a large diversity of birds. Nebraska is also home to both eastern and western bird species with a hybridi zone where the two meet. Give Nebraska a try on your next birding excursion. You may just discover that Nebraska is one of the top birding areas on the North American Continent.
Do you have a smart phone, tablet, or PC? Here are the best birding ID APPS and website for identifying birds. Best of all they are FREE DOWNLOADS from the Cornell Bird Lab
Includes bird ID wizard

AUDUBON BIRD ID APP (A great app as a field guide)
Includes bird ID wizard

BIRDNET (Identify birds by sound)

PICTURE BIRD Take a photo or select a photo from your image file for instant bird ID. Or you can easily record a birds song or call for instant bird ID by sound.
This has become my favorite bird ID app althou there is a small for for Picture Bird

A convenient way to shop for wild bird feeds for busy birders

Wild Bird Habitat Store - South Lincoln / Alamo Plaza / 56th & Hwy 2 
 (Online ordering for south store pickup only)
  • Order by phone at  (402) 420-2553

Wild Bird Habitat Store - North Lincoln / 4900 Dudley Street
  • Order by phone at (402) 464-4055 

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Nebraska's Raptor Conservation Alliance has just released their new website. New content will be added soon including the birds of the Raptor Conservation Alliance and their stories. Visit the RCA website and make a donation at

The Raptor Conservation Alliance based in Nebraska has rehabilitated and released over 15,000 injured and orphaned birds of prey in the past 45 years. Learn more about the ongoing efforts of the Raptor Conservation Alliance and how you can help at

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Alamo Plaza, 5601 S 56th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
(402) 464-4055