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February is National Bird-Feeding Month

Written by: George Petrides, Sr.
February 01, 2013 04:03 PM

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

Throughout the month of February, Wild Bird Center franchisees, dealers and thousands of private organizations highlight the joys of bird feeding by providing tips and techniques to create a successful bird feeding and watching experience for their many wild bird customers and hobbyists.

"While many favorite backyard feeder  birds are seen year round, others many only visit during spring and fall migration or during the breeding or wintering season," commented George Petrides, Sr., founder of the Wild Bird Centers in Glen Echo, Maryland.

CEO of the Wild Bird Centers of America, George Petrides, Jr., added: "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 beautiful backyard birds anywhere in North America."

NBFS and WBCA followers have reported that their favorite feeder 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.

Favorite feeder 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 renowned,  on-line Backyard Birds Field Guides at

With the exception of hummingbirds, which feed on nectar, feeder birds eat bird seeds and many eat suet too. Among their most preferred bird seeds are Black-oil Sunflower, Nyjer ®and Sunflower Hearts -  available at all WBCA locations and on-line 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, Sr. "Having the right combination of food and feeders is the key to a successful bird feeding experience".

For more information on National Bird-Feeding Month, visit and

The Wild Bird Centers of America 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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