Hanover, Massachusetts

Pam & Steve French

Pam & Steve French

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Hanover, Massachusetts

386 Columbia Rd., Rte.#53
Hanover, MA 02339

Phone: (781) 826-1640
Fax: (781) 829-6864
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Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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We can show you how to turn your yard into a birdfeeding habitat that brings song, color and life to your home.

Welcome to Wild Birds Unlimited Hanover, MA

It's Only Natural

Birds' beaks, feet, dexterity and other physical characteristics allow them to feed on specific natural foods, such as seeds, nuts, fruits/berries, insects, flower nectar and sap. For this reason, the bird food in our feeders should mimic birds’ natural food sources. Here are some examples:

  • Sunflower and safflower seeds mimic tree seeds, including pine, hemlock, spruce, maple, elm, sweetgum and more than 60 native sunflower species.
  • Millet mimics small, native flower and weed seeds, such as crabgrass, chickweed, knotweed and foxtail.
  • Nyjer® (thistle) mimics weedy flowers with small seeds such as native thistles, goldenrod and ragweed.
  • Peanuts, in or out of the shell, mimic many species of acorns and pine nuts.
  • Mealworms mimic the wild insect larvae typically consumed by numerous bird species.

Bring Home a Seed Character Today

Honestly, could they be more adorable? Available exclusively at Wild Birds Unlimited, we offer several fun seed characters, including Peanut the Squirrel, Jumpy the Fox, Dash the Gingerbread Man and our Gingerbread House. Each is a mix of seeds, nuts and fruit and a wonderful addition to any yard.

These characters can help you attract many of your favorite birds, including chickadees, woodpeckers and goldfinches.

 

Looking for the Out-of-TownersJunco

You may have spotted a few feathered out-of-towners that are sticking around for winter.

Winter is a great time to look for uncommon bird species. Juncos and other sparrows and finches may be making a repeat appearance in your yard this winter as many of them come back to the same exact location each year.

Keep your feeders full and look for birds associated with “irruptions.” When natural winter food supplies are scarce in northern
Canada, numerous bird species “irrupt,” migrating south in search of food.

The most common irruptive birds are Pine Siskins, Purple Finches, Common Redpolls and Evening and Pine Grosbeaks.

By offering the right food (in the right place), you can better your chances of attracting some of these birds.

Juncos

Lovers of millet, you can attract Juncos to your yard by offering WBU Deluxe Blend in a ground feeder or hopper feeder. They’re
persistent foragers and have been known to burrow through snow in search of seeds.

Pine Siskins, Purple Finches & Common Redpolls

These “winter finches” are attracted to Finch Feeders filled with Nyjer® (thistle). You can also attract them to your Seed Tube Feeders by offering Supreme Blend.

Grosbeaks

If they’re visiting your yard, be ready - they are hungry birds. For best results, offer Supreme Blend in a Hopper Feeder. Before
the 1850s, Evening Grosbeaks were not commonly found east of the Rocky Mountains. Now, winter irruptions can occur across the country.

As you can see, our feathered guests’ tastes and preferences vary, so it’s important to be prepared. Because before
you know it, these out-of-towners will be just that - headed out of town.

Visit us this month, and we’ll make sure you have everything you need to keep your resident birds happy and to attract these winter migrants.

 

The Perfect Gift for Every Nature Lover

Wild Birds Unlimited Gift Card

Every nature lover is different, so finding the ideal gift for him or her can be difficult. That's why our Gift Cards are the perfect gift for every occasion. They allow your friend or loved one to choose what part of nature he or she wants to enjoy. The best part: our Gift Cards are redeemable at every Wild Birds Unlimited location.

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