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Wild Birds

photo_BirdWatchingBird watching is something anyone can do and enjoy whether alone, with your family or with a group of like-minded individuals. It can be done from the comfort of your easy chair or “out in the wild” in your own backyard. However you practice it, it affords you the opportunity to observe some of the most beautiful creatures on earth. Whether you are a first-timer or an old hand, you’ll find something here to help you enjoy your hobby even more.
Why begin bird watching?
  • Fun. Big fun. Something deep seems to get fulfilled. A connection is made with the immense beauty of nature.
  • Satisfaction. Birding invokes our primeval hunting instincts. It delivers all the satisfaction of the hunt, even though the prey itself escapes unharmed. Birding is the perfect sport for the 21st Century.
  • Health. Birding gets you vertical. It gets you outside and walking. But it’s effortless, because your attention is on the birds. Nevertheless, after a little birding, you’ve usually covered quite a bit of ground.
  • Family. Birding unites people across generations. By taking up birding, parents or grandparents can introduce their children to an interest in nature that will stay with them all their lives.
  • Companionship. Birding is the ideal social activity. A birder need never be lonely. Nearly every community has a birding club of some sort. And because birders love to share their knowledge, newcomers are always welcome.
  • Solitude. Birding is also the ideal solitary sport. There’s a special pleasure in going out alone to bird. Your mind settles down. Your senses open up, and all nature seems to become your friend. Birding is a sport of many moods, and it serves the causes of companionship and solitude equally well.
How can I learn more about bird watching?
  • Join a local bird club and go for a walk with other birdwatchers.
  • Subscribe to a magazine devoted to birdwatching, such as Bird Watcher’s Digest.
  • Order some DVDs or videos on birdwatching. But don’t spend too much time watching the TV screen!
  • Get outside and look at the actual birds. By all means, get your hands on a good bird book (also known as a field guide). Or get two or three.Each one gives you something none of the others has.
  • Most important, start noticing the birds around you.
Different seeds attract different birds. For the biggest variety, start out with Wedel’s No-Waste, No Hulls blend. This blend uses only clean, quality ingredients and will have no hulls for you to clean up! Sunflower hearts, peanut pieces and more make No-Waste, No-Hulls blend the top choice for the most beautiful wild birds in Michigan. Helpful Tip: Place feeders so they are visible from your window, but not out in the open.  Place feeders in an area that offers close cover – in or by shrubbery and trees.

Hummingbird Migration

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Wedel’s Frequent Flyer Program

Buy 12 bags of any one of the following at regular or sale prices, and receive the 13th bag of the same product and size free!
  • Wedel’s No-Waste No-Hulls Blend: 25 lbs.
  • Wedel’s No-Waste No-Hulls Blend: 50 lbs.
  • Wedel’s Song Bird Blend: 25 lbs.
  • Wedel’s Song Bird Blend: 50 lbs.
  • Nature’s Select Finches Feast: 20 lbs.
  • Roger’s Blend: 20 lbs.
  • Roger’s Blend: 40 lbs.
  • Roger’s No-Mess Blend: 20 lbs.
  • Roger’s No-Mess Blend: 40 lbs.
No time or quantity limits! No cards to carry – we’ll keep track of your purchases for your convenience.

Bird Seed Preference Chart

 Wedel's No-Waste, No-Hull BlendWedel's Song Bird BlendRoger's No Mess BlendRoger's BlendBlack Oil Sunflower SeedGray Stripe Sunflower SeedSunflower HeartsWhite MilletCracked CornThistle SeedShelled Peanut Pieces Shelled CornSafflowerSuet
American GoldfinchYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Northern CardinalYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Evening GrosbeckYesYesYesYesYesYes
House FinchYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
White Crowned SparrowYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
White Throated SparrowYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Song SparrowYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Red Winged BlackbirdYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Mourning DoveYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Purple FinchYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Pine SiskinYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Blue JayYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Red Bellied WoodpeckerYesYesYesYesYesYes
Downy WoodpeckerYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes