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February is National Bird-Feeding Month

Written by: George Petrides, Sr.
January 16, 2013 04:58 PM


January 16, 2013

Calling all wild bird lovers! The Wild Bird Centers of America (WBCA), corporate supporter of the National Bird-Feeding Society (NBFS), helps to promote National Bird-Feeding Month each February. The theme for 2013 is "Bringing Song and Color to Your Backyard". More information about National Bird-Feeding Month can be found here.

Throughout the month of February, WBCA franchisees and dealers highlight the joys of bird feeding by providing tips and techniques to create a successful bird feeding and watching experience for their wild bird feeding and watching customers.

"While many of the Top Ten feeder birds can be found year round, others may only visit during spring and fall migration or during the breeding or wintering season," comments George Petrides, Sr., Managing Director of the NBFS and Founder of WBCA. The CEO of WBCA, George Petrides, Jr., adds "By providing the best bird seeds and blends and feeders, bird baths, bird houses and making your yard safe for birds, you can enjoy America's "most wanted" backyard birds almost anywhere in North America."

The Top Ten Backyard Birds east of the Rocky Mountains are the American Goldfinch, Chickadee (Black-capped and Carolina), Dark-eyed Junco, Downy Woodpecker, House Finch, Northern Cardinal, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Tufted Titmouse and White-breasted Nuthatch.

The Top Ten Backyard Birds west of the Rocky Mountains are the American Goldfinch, Black-headed Grosbeak, Chickadee (Black-capped and Mountain), Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Downy Woodpecker, House Finch, Pine Siskin, Rufous Hummingbird and White-breasted Nuthatch.

All of these beautiful wild birds can be viewed at WBCA's on-line Backyard Birds Field Guides. With the exception of hummingbirds, which feed on nectar, these Top Ten wild birds eat bird seed and many eat suet too. Among their most preferred bird foods are Black-oil Sunflower, Nyjer ®and Sunflower Hearts - all available at WBCA and dealer locations found at"Whether you live in a rural, suburban or urban environment, there are always wild birds that can be attracted to your yard", states Petrides, Jr.. "Having the right combination of food and feeders is the key to a successful bird feeding experience".

WBCA's exclusive line of private label wild bird products includes specialty seed blends, suet cakes, bird feeders, bird houses and accessories. Many of these products also feature the art of world-renowned nature artist, Charley Harper. WBCA is a national franchise system supporting wild bird feeding and watching specialty stores and dealerships throughout the United States and Canada. For information visit,, email or call (301) 841-6404.


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