The Wild Bird Habitat Stores
Nebraska's Backyard Bird Feeding Centers
Connecting families with nature
in their backyards and beyond since 1993

Masks must be worn while inside the Wild Bird Habitat Stores
as required by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Health Department - Thank You

2021 is turning out to be a great year for attracting hummingbirds
WINGTIP: Did you know that in September birds are beginning to search out food plots in preparation for the upcoming winter? Keep your bird feeders well stocked with wild bird feeds so birds will put you on their daily route as the seasons change. Those folks that keep their feeders filled enjoy more birds when the cold and snow settles in.
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The Wild Bird Habitat Stores are open for in-store shopping. But we continue to offer pre-ordering of wild bird feeds and products for your convenience along with curb-side service if you prefer - details below
September Bird Notes:
  • Hummingbirds will continue to migrate through during the month of September. Keep the hummingbird feeders ready and filled with fresh nectar for them.
  • Migration of our Neo-tropical summer visitors is in full swing. Some have already departed.
  • Gold Finch, Waxwings, and Mourning Doves will finish up their nesting.
  • Hawks will soon be soaring south in groups called Kettles.
  • This is the month to start preparing for the winter bird feeding .
  • Suet is still an important food source for adult woodpeckers and their young.
  • By months end most birds will have established their winter feeding territories.
  • Rough looking birds will soon be finished molting and start to look normal again.
  • A variety of birds will be moving through to their winter rangers during the fall bird migration
  • Northern birds will begin to arrive by months end to spend the winter with us.
  • Make time to take a bird walk. Enjoy the changing seasons.
 More in Dave's 'Bird Chatter' in Wild Bird Habitat Store's September newsletter
Checkout 7 of Wild Bird Habitat Store's
popular birding publications below
Wild Bird Habitat's September Newsletter
Birding news you can use!

This Month -
  • Check out our "Bird of the Month." A friendly little bird species many enjoy during the winter.
  • What bird is the guardian of the backyard?
  • Did you spot a bald headed cardinal?
  • The possible link between the "Bloom 10 Cicadas" and eastern bird fatalities
  • The changing seasons and birds
  • And Dave's Bird Chatter for August

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From the Wild Bird Habitat Stores
for birding news you can use
Some popular publications you may have missed
Spring bird Migration
published by the Wild Bird Habitat Stores
Why do birds migrate? How do the know when to migrate? How do they migrate? These and more insight about bird migration.
published by the Wild Bird Habitat Stores
While some birds migrate, other birds remain in a specific territory or region where food and nest sites are plentiful. But what happens when a bird's natural food source collapses or is covered by prolonged heavy ice and snow? They may make a shift to another region where food is easier to access. These movements are known as 'bird irruptions'.
published by the Wild Bird Habitat Stores
Besides watching the seasonal transition of birds in your backyard, bird migration in the spring or the fall offers the perfect opportunity to go out and observe the birds you won't see in your backyard. You'll witness unique bird species that are just passing through. You may even encounter a rare bird sighting. A once in a lifetime experience. So what do you need to know to take a bird walk in a city park, or look for birds in a wildlife refuge? It's easier than you think.
published by the Wild Bird Habitat Stores
Feeding suet is not just for the winter months. In fact woodpeckers will consume about 30% more animal protein between march and early autumn than all winter. That's why suet makes a high energy ready made supplemental source of animal protein for woodpeckers and other birds.
published by the Wild Bird Habitat Stores
Those daylight robbers have little more to do than when the sun comes up but to try and outsmart you. And they are very good at doing so. So how do you keep them grounded from getting on your bird feeders?
published by the Wild Bird Habitat Store
Blue Jays have had a reputation as the bad boys of the backyard; boisterous and aggressive. However that's not the case. The House Wren is more of a culprit to disrupt other bird's nests and their young, or the invasive House Sparrow or European Starling that will kill the occupants of another bird's nest. Everyone should encourage Blue Jays in their yard. Apart from the entertainment Blue Jays provide they also alert other birds to predators in the area. They will even congregate in a 'party' of jays to drive the intruder off.
published by the Wild Bird Habitat Stores
Food, water, shelter and space are the four components all living organisms need to survive. So birds truly benefit from our desire and passion to help them out by providing food, water, and shelter. We offer them space by planting habitat and creating natural spaces. But did you know birds return many benefits to us in exchange for our lending them a hand.

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 

Let us know if you prefer curbside pickup
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

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September 26th, 2021
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Junto Winery / 1356 182nd, Seward NE 68434.
20 minutes west of Lincoln
Pre-Register at Tails & Trails 2022 and receive a free gift
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Come join Arnie’s and have fun with your furry companions - 
The day includes a half mile and full mile walk taken when you want to go, live music, food trucks, and plenty of activities for you and your canine friend: scavenger hunt, bobbing for hot dogs, human vs. dog peanut butter licking contest, mutt mutt golf, and others plus demonstrations, contests, adoption pets, and more! Then take a look around our Flea-less Market, FREE vendor handouts, have your face painted, get a balloon, make some crafts and enjoy the beautiful rolling hills around Junto's winery.
a division of the Wild Bird Habitat Stores
Your neighborhood pet food store where we care as much for your pets as we do our own!

Tips on selecting the right food for your dog at
Shop for all of Arnie's dog foods, treats, chews, toys, & pet health care products at
Arnie's Pet Food Store - Alamo Plaza, 56th & Hwy 2 (402) 904-3573

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
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

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