Las Cruces, New Mexico

2001 E. Lohman Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Next to Chick-fil-A

 (575) 523-5489

Open Today Until 5:00 pm

Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Kristi & Wes Lane Franchise Store Owners

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Migration

Keep An Eye Out for New Visitors

Winter is moving in, but that isn’t the only thing new around here. You may have spotted a few feathered out-of-towners that may be sticking around for winter.

Winter is a great time to look for uncommon bird species. Juncos and other sparrows and flickers may be making a repeat appearance in your yard this winter as many of them come back to the same exact location each year.

Keep your feeders full and look for birds associated with “irruptions.” When natural winter food supplies are scarce in northern Canada, numerous bird species “irrupt,” migrating south in search of food.

The most common irruptive birds in our area are Pine Siskins, Woodhouse (Western) Scrub Jays, Stellar Jays and Nuthatches.

Be a seasonally savvy bird feeder by offering the right food (in the right place), to better your chances of attracting some of these birds.

Juncos

Lovers of millet, you can attract Juncos to your yard by offering WBU Deluxe Blend in a ground feeder or hopper feeder. They’re persistent foragers and have been known to burrow through snow in search of seeds.

Pine Siskins

These “winter finches” are attracted to WBU Finch Feeders filled with Nyjer® or WBU Finch Blend. You can also attract them to your Seed Tube Feeders by offering blends with sunflower chips like our WBU No-Mess Blend.

Jays

If they’re visiting your yard, be ready - they are hungry birds. For best results, offer Peanuts in the Shell in a specialized feeder that has a tendency to slow them down a little.

As you can see, our feathered guests’ tastes and preferences vary, so it’s important to be prepared. Because, before you know it, these out-of-towners will be just that - headed out of town.

Visit us this month, and we’ll make sure you have everything you need to keep your resident birds happy and to help attract these winter guests.

 


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