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Nature Centered from Wild Birds Unlimited

A podcast from Wild Birds Unlimited about feeding the birds and enjoying nature right in your own backyard. Relax, enjoy the birds, and stay Nature Centered.

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Award-Winning Bird Dads

Father’s Day is on the horizon, so this episode is about award-winning bird dads. John and Brian are talking about all the cool things bird fathers do to help raise their young. You’ll be surprised at how some of these bird dads make mammal dads look like slackers.  


3 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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Pollinators: Monarchs and Mason Bees

This episode is all about pollinators. John and Brian are discussing monarch butterflies and mason bees. These critters are so important to your backyard; they don’t just help your plants, but the birds as well. What’s bugging you? We hope it’s not the pollinators! 


20 May 2021

Rank #2

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Hummingbirds & Orioles - A Really Sweet Deal!

It’s springtime, there’s a lot happening in our backyards. It doesn’t get much better than when you see that first hummingbird show up! In this episode, John and Brian will break down the different hummingbird and oriole species. They’ll also answer some FAQs when it comes to nectar feeding and how you can bring these birds to your yard.


6 May 2021

Rank #3

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Spectacular Spring Species

Spring is here, and you know what that means! New feathered visitors will be arriving soon. Do you have the right foods and features to bring in the most variety of these spectacular spring species? Don't worry, John and Brian are here to tell you about some of the easiest and best ways to get your yard ready so you and your birds can enjoy each other's company all season long.


22 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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Habitat Habits: From Buds to Birds

In this episode, John and Brian are joined by Naturalist David Mizejewski from the National Wildlife Federation. Together, they break down the components needed to make your backyard the ideal bird habitat. As stewards of our own backyards, we’ve never been more empowered to make a difference for wildlife.


8 Apr 2021

Rank #5

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Look Whooo's Back (WBU Owl Cam)

Join John and Brian as they introduce you to one of the coolest ways to experience the lives of a Barred Owl family. You’ll find out why so many people across the world are tuning in to watch this live owl nest cam. They also have a very special guest that will give you some fun background information and history of the owl cam.  


25 Mar 2021

Rank #6

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Nesting Neighbors

In this episode, John and Brian will open your eyes to a whole new perspective of what it’s like to be a baby bird or the bird parents raising a family.  You will learn what to do and what not to do to help bring the next generation of birds to life in your backyard.  


11 Mar 2021

Rank #7

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The Gray Ghost

Join John and Brian as they discuss one of the most common birds in the wintertime that most people seem to miss. In this episode, they're talking all things Junco. You'll learn why it's called the gray ghost and how you can bring it to your yard.  


25 Feb 2021

Rank #8

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The Secret Love Life of Birds

Join John and Brian as they reveal the secret love life of birds, just in time for Valentine’s Day. They’ll share a few tidbits about birds and their lives together. You may start to look at the birds in your yard a little differently after this.


11 Feb 2021

Rank #9

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Seven Simple Actions to Save the Song Birds

In this episode, John and Brian break down the seven simple actions that you can take to help save the song birds. They also discuss a little bird feeding history, what has changed and where it’s going. Finally, we take some time to celebrate WBU’s 40th birthday! 


28 Jan 2021

Rank #10