About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Monday, December 23, 2013

How birds survive ice storms

The birds that winter with us in Michigan are a hardy bunch but ice storms can take a toll on a bird’s survival. Feeding the birds becomes critical when ice covers all the natural food sources.

Food is the most essential element, providing birds with the energy, stamina and nutrition they need. An ample supply of high-calorie foods such as black oil sunflower, nuts and suet is crucial to a bird's survival.
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When they aren’t eating they are also searching for protection from the elements in compact bushes, evergreens and in other natural plant cover. You can help by placing bird houses or roosting pockets in a sheltered area.

Stop by Wild Birds Unlimited today and let us show you which high-energy foods, shelters, and heated baths are available to help your birds brave the cold snap! 

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