Gainesville, Florida

Bubba & Ingrid Scales

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

Gainesville, Florida

4212 NW 16th Boulevard
Gainesville, FL 32605

Phone: (352) 381-1997
Fax: (352) 381-1995
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

See Holiday Hours listed on right

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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.

Now through June 19

We know how to deal with squirrels. It's not easy but it's not as tough as you might have thought. During our sale, take advantage of offers on some of our favorite methods.

Receive a 5# bag of seed with purchase of a WBU Eliminator or Fundamentals squirrel-proof bird feeder
 $10 off $50 OR $25 off $100
purchase of APS Hardware

Both offers may be used in a single purchase but are not combinable with any other offers.  Offer not valid on previous purchases, gift cards, optics, DSC memberships, or sale items.

Nesting Season Is Here!

Nesting season has begun for several year-round breeding residents that will use nesting boxes including Carolina Chickadee and Eastern Bluebird.  Nesting season for many others is just around the corner including Carolina Wren, Tufted Titmouse, and Red-bellied and Downy Woodpeckers.  Great Crested Flycatchers return toward the end of March and set up territories around natural cavities and nesting boxes right away.  Purple Martins use human-provided housing exclusively.  While possible for some of us, Purple Martins are in a category of their own and require special consideration.

Most of the rest of our breeding residents build platform nests.  There’s nothing we can do to get a cardinal or a hummingbird to use a nesting box, for instance, but there’s a lot we can do to make our yards more hospitable for their breeding needs including maintaining some undisturbed shrubbery and low canopy.

Offer “Plus Blends” such as Florida, White Deluxe, and Tree Nutty Blends at feeders as well during breeding season.  Plus Blends contain a rich diversity of ingredients including calcium which goes straight to the fortification of eggs.  Plus Blends also contain chopped tree nuts which have been particularly desirable at feeders during this busy late-winter and should get even more popular as we settle into the heart of breeding season.

Local Bird Videos on Facebook and Youtube

Technology has brought a new dimension to the enjoyment of birdfeeding and birdwatching at Wild Birds Unlimited.  Now, you can enjoy highly entertaining videos of local bird activity shot with our own GoPro action camera by subscribing to our Facebook and Youtube pages and by checking our store website frequently for updates to our Local Bird Videos page.

Bird news on Facebook

WBU of Gainesville has a Facebook page for birding and feeder news.  Check it out!