July Happenings

Monthly Guided bird walks with Ben.

This will be a guided beginner birdwatching walk that will introduce the basics of finding and identifying birds. Topics may include using optics, where to look and listen for birds, and birding etiquette. In addition, participants will see and hear some common migratory and resident Colorado birds in various habitats. There is no cost for participating in this walk.

Where:

Lair o’ the Bear Park (11 minutes West of Morrison)

22550 CO-74, Idledale, CO 80453

We will meet in the parking lot


When:
This walk will take place on Saturday, July 9th, 2022 from 8:00AM - 9:30 AM. Participants will be free to continue birding after the walk ends.

Please call Wild Bird Unlimited Denver; to reserve your spot; space is limited.
(303) 529-8942 or Email [email protected]

Bird of the Month-Goldfinches


-Two species found throughout Colorado: American and Lesser. Also a goldfinch, Pine Siskins are found at high elevations and sometimes come
down lower in the winter.

-Most Lesser Goldfinches migrate but Americans stay and change color to gray-green, still with black, white-striped wings.

-Goldfinches breed later than most other songbirds. They time their nesting to wild thistle and sunflower crops in July and August.

-Featured feeders: WBU Finch Tubes. Featured food: Nyjer and Finch Blend

-Goldfinches and siskins are exclusively seed-eaters and love sunflower chips and Nyjer (thistle). They don’t even feed insects to their chicks like
most songbirds do.

-Goldfinches love the color yellow. Yellow feeders, ribbons, or fake flowers can help draw them to a feeder.

-The yellowest male really is the most attractive. He gets his yellow coloring from carotenoids found in seeds like sunflower and brighter yellow
feathers means a better diet and superior genes.

 

July featured products

Finch blend

Finches' favorite! Our Finch Blend includes Nyjer® and fine sunflower chips. It’s a favorite of goldfinches, house finches, purple finches and pine siskins.

Quick-Clean™ Finch Feeder

Our Quick-Clean™ Finch Feeders are designed to make life a little simpler for your birds and you. The reinforced metal feed ports make it easy for finches to dine on Nyjer® (thistle), while the removable base makes cleaning a breeze. We also offer a variety of accessories including trays and weather guards. Holds 1¼ qts.

Nyjer seed

Nyjer® is a high oil content seed, making it an excellent energy source for active birds such as goldfinches, house finches, purple finches and pine siskins. It is important to keep the food fresh for these picky little eaters. Nyjer has a thin shell and is vulnerable to spoilage while in the tube. Once seed starts to dry out and become stale, finches will turn up their beak for fresher forage.