At Pacific Bird and Supply Company, Inc.™, the quality of our products and their impact on birds are of top priority. Pacific's Wild Bird Treats contain only the heartiest, healthiest, farm raised, pesticide-free worms and insects. Our minimally processed, exceptionally nutritious products provide the wild birds in your life with the extra protein and fat they crave. Pacific's Wild Bird Treats maintain the nutritional integrity, moisture and flavor of live food with NO ADDITIVES, NO PRESERVATIVES, NO HORMONES AND NO BINDERS. Now, isn't that bird chirping good?™
Both insectivorous and omnivorous birds will happily feast on worms, insects and other kinds of invertebrates. However, the types of worms and insects consumed depend largely on a bird's size, age, region, and species. Please review the following information for some examples.
Bluebirds, Guinea fowl, Peafowl, Quail, Pheasants, Cardinals, Swallows, Titmice, and most songbirds will happily feast on crickets any day!
Superworms will attract Bluebirds, Robins, Blue Jays, Mockingbirds, Catbirds, Cardinals, Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, Titmice, Wrens, Thrashers, Orioles, Tanagers, Juncos, Chickadees, Indigo Buntings, and Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks, among many other species of wild birds.
Mealworms are a primary food choice of Bluebirds. Pacific's Mealworms are an all-natural, high-protein, high-energy ingredient that Bluebirds will love. Birds such as Chickadees, Wrens, and Woodpeckers will eat mealworms if they are placed in an accessible feeder. Other examples of mealworm-loving birds include: American Robins, Chickadees, Downy Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Catbirds, Brown Thrashers, Warblers, Kinglets, Indigo Buntings, Rufus-sided Towhees, Field Sparrows, Juncos, Blackbirds, Orioles, Purple Finches, House Finches, Northern Cardinals, Nuthatches, Hairy Woodpeckers, Blue Jays, Mockingbirds, Vireos, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Chipping Sparrows, Song Sparrows, Tanagers, Evening Grosbeaks, Brown Creepers, and Carolina Wrens.
All members of the Thrush family eat Wax Worms, as well as Dunnocks and Blackcaps. Bluebirds enjoy Wax Worms, too. Cardinals, Orioles, Robins, Thrushes, Waxwings, Blue Jays, Tanagers, Titmice, Warblers, Kinglets, and many other insect-eating birds do as well.
Over 200 species of birds are known to enjoy Grasshoppers. Some examples include: American Robins, Black Headed Grosbeaks, Chirping Sparrows, Indigo Buntings, Juncos, Northern Cardinals, Orchard Orioles, Red Winged Blackbirds, Blue Birds, Kestrals, Gulls, and Meadowlarks.
A great variety of wild birds enjoy eating Caterpillars, including Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Scarlet Tanagers, Cape May Warblers, Connecticut Warblers, and Cerulean Warblers.
While many species are known to feast on Earthworms, some of the more common types include: American Robins, American Woodcocks, Killdeers, Northern Mockingbirds, Scarlet Tanagers, Louisiana Waterthrushes, and Song Sparrows.
Because so many birds eat insects and worms naturally, feeding them to birds seems like a natural thing to do. While the robin pulling a worm from the ground is a visual cliché , it is still accurate. Omnivorous and insectivorous birds eat worms and insects. Some birds even live largely on insects, including eggs and larvae. Why do birds eat worms? The simple answer is: birds crave protein. Many non-seed-eating songbirds are declining in number because of the loss of breeding habitats and lack of food. By offering a source of protein to birds, you will help ensure their survival in the wild.
Worms and insects are the perfect natural foods, enjoyed and prized by wild birds of all shapes and sizes. Today, many of the worms and insects you might find crawling around your backyard have been exposed to dangerous pesticides or other substances that can be hazardous to the health of birds. Pacific's Wild Bird Treats, on the other hand, are a pesticide-free food source, which add proteins, fat, minerals, and vitamins to their daily diet.
As a company that specializes in Wild Bird Treats, the quality of our products and their impact on birds are of top priority. We seek out only the healthiest, heartiest, farm-raised, pesticide-free worms and insects. Our minimally processed products contain no preservatives or binders, so birds receive more vital nutrients and usable food materials.
Plus, Pacific's Wild Bird Treats...
♦ Are chock full of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, which provide essential dietary benefits for birds during all seasons.
♦ Provide delicious nourishment and promote health, vigor and song all year long.
♦ Encourage breeding.
♦ Enhance nesting success.
♦ Aid in survival during severe winter months.
♦ Attract a larger variety of wild birds to your yard.
♦ Bring entertainment, relaxation & well-being.
FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS: Easy and convenient to use, simply open the can and pour Wild Bird Treats into a dish or feeder. You can even leave them in the can. Discard uneaten portions after 24 hours and refrigerate after opening. Pacific's Wild Bird Treats are an ideal source of protein and energy for wild and omnivorous birds. The unique packaging process of Pacific's treats locks in natural juices, keeping them soft and moist, just like live insects. Birds will sing with joy!
Pacific's Wild Bird Treats may be enjoyed from the fanciest feeder to any basic container easily accessible to birds. Generally, birds look for food at approximately the same time daily, so Wild Bird Treats should be offered each day around a given time, anywhere you'd like to observe wild birds.
FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS: Easy and convenient to use. Simply unwrap Suet square and place in an appropriate suet basket, approximately five feet above the ground. Pacific's Wild Bird Suet is an ideal source of protein and energy for wild, insectivorous birds. Our naturally processed, nutritious Suet helps birds thrive during winter months and invites them to your yard all year long.
FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS: Easy and convenient to use. Simply place desired amount of Pacific's Wild Bird Topping in a dish, feeder, or mix with preferred seed blend. For added moisture, lightly coat insects with pressed extra-virgin olive oil for instant life-like effect. Pacific's Wild Bird Toppings are an ideal source of protein and energy for wild, insectivorous birds. Birds will be delighted to feast in your backyard!
Pacific's Wild Bird Toppings may be enjoyed from the fanciest feeder to any basic container easily accessible to birds. Birds generally look for food at about the same time daily, so Wild Bird Toppings should be offered each day around a given time, anywhere you'd like to observe wild birds.
YES! Most people interested in having birds in their backyards tend to overlook the importance of water. Please remember, the availability of fresh water is just as important as a dependable source of food for birds. Particularly in the winter, when people are not watering lawns or gardens, or when moisture freezes in usual watering holes, a bird's water supply diminishes critically. In return for providing birds with food and water, you will reap the pleasure of their company. When food sources disappear, birds go elsewhere. So do your best to keep a plentiful and consistent supply of both water and Pacific's Wild Bird Treats all year-round for birds to enjoy!
These are just a few of the sites on which you'll find a wealth of information about birds:
• National Audubon Society http://www.audubon.org/
• American Birding Association http://www.aba.org/index.html
• American Bird Conservancy http://www.abcbirds.org
• United States Fish and Wildlife Service http://www.fws.gov/
• The Nature Conservancy http://www.nature.org/
• Partners in Flight http://www.partnersinflight.org/
• Cornell Lab of Ornithology http://www.birds.cornell.edu/
• Flying Wild http://www.flyingwild.org/
Even if you don't belong to a particular group for bird watching or ecological awareness, you can still make the world a friendlier, happier, safer place for wild birds. Here are only a few suggestions. Look through one or more of the sites listed in “How Can I Learn More About Wild Birds?” for more ways to help protect our feathered friends.
1. Create a Habitat
The answer is simple: Go wild for birds! There are countless ways to create a bird habitat in your backyard. Perhaps the easiest is to let things “go wild” in one part of your property. Chances are the plants that are native in your area will provide natural sources of food for the birds. A more focused approach involves providing birds with the four things they need: food, water, shelter, and a place to nest. Many published resources exist for making a bird-friendly habitat. A good place to start is with a local nursery that specializes in native plant species.
It's widely known that seemingly innocuous lawn and garden insecticides and herbicides can be harmful to birds. Many of these chemicals target the pests that are a food source for birds, so treated insects or seeds introduce toxic chemicals to the birds eating them. The quest for the perfect lawn often results in a bug-free, bird-free habitat with potentially harmful repercussions. By going wild for birds and beginning to garden organically, you will eliminate the use of insecticides and herbicides that harm our feathered friends; and, you will create a natural, safe and inviting habitat for wild birds.
2. Keep Cats Indoors
Even the most slothful, couch-potato cats can catch birds if given a chance. Cats evolved over the ages to be supremely gifted hunters. The fact that we've domesticated them, keeping them inside and well-fed on cat food doesn't remove this innate desire to hunt. It's been estimated that housecats kill many millions of birds each year—bird deaths that could be avoided if pets were kept indoors. In fact, cats account for approximately 30 percent of birds killed at feeders. Keeping your cat indoors, and encouraging other cat owners to do so, not only protects birds, but also keeps the cat safe from disease, traffic, and fights with neighborhood pets and wildlife. If you are a cat owner and you can't bear the thought of your kitty staying inside all the time, please make sure the bird feeder is inaccessible to your pet.
3. Reduce Window Kills
According to a recent study, window glass is the most common cause of death associated with wild birds. Birds are tricked by the glass's reflection of the surrounding environment and fly headlong into windows. According to the studies of Dr, Daniel Klem, Professor of Ornithology and Conservation Biology at Muhlenberg College, an estimated number of 1 to 10 bird deaths occur per building each year (http://aco.muhlenberg.edu/Bird-Glass-Overview-D-Klem-Jr-2008.pdf). To save birds, place simple foils like Mylar Strips, crop netting, branches, screens, and hawk silhouettes outside and in front of the problem panes to break up glass reflection. With each order of $25 or more, Pacific Bird will send you a window decal so that you, too, can help protect birds and reduce the number of window strikes.
4. Participate in Bird Counts
It's a great time to be a bird watcher, and it's important as well. Birds play a significant role in balancing the earth's ecology. The size and location of bird populations can help us to better understand the state of our natural resources. When birds desert one place for another, it can mean a shift in that area's ecology. In other words, birds serve as great indicators of environmental change and health. Therefore, scientists often use bird populations as an easy way to track changes in the environment. Participating in bird counts is extremely important, and a way in which you can directly contribute to the gathering of valuable scientific information.
There are many resources and great products at our disposal to enhance bird watching. These days it's easier than ever for all of us to contribute to bird conservation by helping to collect bird population data. There are dozens of local, national, and even international bird counts in which bird watchers can play a part. The National Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count is one of the longest-running events. Additionally, The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology conducts Project FeederWatch and the Great Backyard Bird Count, as well as several other specific annual counts. We hope you choose to take part in bird counts in the future. It is an easy and fun way to get involved and give back to nature.
5. Make a New Bird Watcher Today
The next time you're out to watch birds, why not invite a companion along? Perhaps you can share a beverage with guests while pointing out the enjoyment of having a bird-friendly backyard. Or, if you belong to a bird watching organization, take your friends to the next meeting. Introduce your children to the fascinating world of birds and help them grow into bird enthusiasts. The more bird watchers we have today, the more good we can do for the birds tomorrow.