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 - 7:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 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.

Preston the Penguin Seed Cylinder

Available for a limited time only, our adorable Preston the Penguin Seed Cylinder is a mix of sunflower, safflower, pecans, sunflower chips, peanuts, apricot, papaya and blueberries. Preston is the perfect addition to any yard and a great gift idea for the nature loavers on your list.

Seed Cylinders are an easy way to offer your birds a wide variety of food to get lots of birds to visit your backyard. And it's convenient, too. Just set one out and watch. Try offering a No-Mess Seed Cylinder on a Seed Cylinder Feeder and watch your birds chow down.

Holiday Hours

Monday - Saturday: 10am-7pm      Sunday: 10am-5pm      Dec. 24th: 9am-2pm

We will be closed December 25th and January 1st.

Don't miss our PROGRESSIVE SALE!
12/26 thru 12/31**

Progressive SaleDuring our Progressive Sale, select merchandise are on sale. The discount increases each day. However, if you wait too long, the item you want may be gone.

Stop in early for the greatest selection. Stop in later for the greatest savings.

  • 12/26 - 20% OFF
  • 12/27 - 30% OFF
  • 12/28 - 40% OFF
  • 12/29 - 50% OFF
  • 12/30 - 60% OFF
  • 12/31 - 70% OFF

 **Valid on in-store purchases only. One discount per purchase. All sales final. No returns, no refunds, no exchanges.

From The FeedersChipper

Where are my birds? If you’re asking about the year-round breeding residents like cardinal, titmouse, chickadee, jay, dove, etc. then the answer is that most of them are still fairly close to your house. They’re just not close enough and needy enough to visit your feeders as much as they did just a month ago. Each year, we endure this transition into fall and winter feeding when the reliable feeder flocks of the breeding season break up, shuffle into new foraging flocks, and occupy slightly different foraging habitat. This year, that change has been more pronounced than in recent years although we remember far worse seasons in which almost nobody had feeder activity until well into February.

If you’re referring to the winter visitors like American Goldfinch or Chipping Sparrow, we have good news and bad news. The good news is that some of each have already started to arrive. The bad news is that it’s far too early to say whether or not they will grace us with numbers. We’ve been monitoring the southward progress of overwintering species on ebird.org (call or visit for a full tutorial on how to use ebird) and we know that they’re on their way. No matter when and to what degree the fall and winter feeder activity finally kicks in, there are things that you can do to be ready. See “Winter Birdfeeding” for a list of suggestions on how to attract attention to your yard this fall and winter. Happy Birdfeeding!

Bird news on Facebook

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