We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
6074 Telegraph Rd
St. Louis, MO 63129
Phone: (314) 293-1300
Fax: (314) 293-1090
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Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
More than 300 bird species found in North America during the summer make their way to Central and South America or the Caribbean, some covering distances of nearly 7,000 miles. Parks, backyards and nature refuges across the country will host these winged visitors as the birds make their way to their winter homes.
Migration is a fascinating part of bird behavior. Besides the amount of daylight, it appears that age, sex, weather and the availability of food, water and shelter are the major factors in migratory behavior.
While migration is still not completely understood, it appears that some birds orient themselves by the stars on clear nights while others seem to have a built-in magnetic compass. Some birds travel over large bodies of water, and birds commonly lose one-fourth to one-half of their body weight during such over-water migration.
In order to survive their grueling trip, birds accumulate fat prior to migration. This physiological change helps the birds maintain their energy reserves.
Not only can we enjoy migrating birds as they pass through our area, but we can also play a role in their survival by providing food, water, habitat and/or shelter to help them conserve and replenish their energy supply during their journey. Foods that are high in fat, such as suet, Bark Butter and a seed blend with lots of sunflower seeds, help birds refuel their energy supply.
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• Blue Jays bury acorns and other nuts to be eaten later. They have an excellent memory and know where most acorns are buried. As a result of uneaten, cached acorns, this species is responsible for "planting" some oak trees.
• Cormorants, geese, ducks, cranes, etc. usually fly in a "V" formation. Supposedly, all but the lead bird gain lift from wing-tipped vortices produced by the lead bird.
• This is the month to install and repair nest boxes for use next year.
• Pine Siskin return early this month and in late September.
• Sandhill Cranes return to the area.
• Autumn colors peak in the third week of October.
• Waterfowl migration continues to build.
• Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have departed by the 15th.
• Most Wood Ducks migrate south this month.
• White-tailed Deer bucks go into rut.
• Juncos and White-throated Sparrows become common at feeders.
• Orionids meteor shower is late-October.