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Nebraska's Backyard Bird Feeding Centers
Connecting families with nature
in their backyards and beyond since 1993
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A common question we get this time of year and most of winter is to help ID the hawk in a persons backyard. It might be a Red-tailed hawk more bent on catching a squirrel or rabbit than a bird off the feeder. It could be an American Kestrel, the smallest of the falcon family, but they seem to be more rural where mice and smaller mammals tend to be active during a winter day. Either of these two birds may take a bird in your backyard if times are tough. More than likely the hawk in your backyard will be a Cooper's Hawk, a permanent resident nesting in both rural and urban landscapes. It may be the Sharp-shinned Hawk that drifts south from the Boreal forests of Canada during the winter months. You won't find sharpies in the Great Plaines or most of the lower 48 states during the summer months. Both these birds share very similar traits, but there are several that distinguishes them from each other. So I thought I'd write a story about the habits of these two woodland hawks and how to tell who is who in THE HAWK IN MY BACKYARD
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For your convenience you may continue to pre-order your wild bird feeds so your order is ready for pickup when you arrive - details below
November Bird Notes:
  • Winter birds will make themselves plentiful around the bird feeders.
  • Watch the skies as ducks and geese, the last to migrate, begin to move south.
  • Now is time to check the bird bath heater to provide fresh water during the winter
  • Continue to watch your feeders for new birds either showing up or passing through.
  • Goldfinches and Juncos from the north are arriving. Will the Pine Siskins?
  • Consider relocating your bird feeders for easy filling and viewing from indoors.
  •  It’s a great time to expand your bird feeding program with a different kind of bird feeder that will attract new birds to your backyard during winter.
  • Get a friend or relative started feeding birds. Buy them a bird feeder for Christmas.
Read Dave's 'Bird Chatter' in
Wild Bird Habitat Store's November newsletter below
Wild Bird Habitat's November Newsletter
Birding news you can use!

This Month -
  • Our bird of the month - the Tufted Titmouse
  • Dave's favorite bird feeder for winter
  • Fun turkey facts for Thanksgiving
  • One of our most desirable birds, the American Goldfinch
  • Winter sparrows
  • And Dave's Bird Chatter for November

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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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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 Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder Selection

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

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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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)
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