WHAT WE DO
Our knowledgeable staff can help you attract new diversity to your yard using our hand-picked collection of bird houses, feeders, and products
We can mix seeds designed to entice the critters and birds you are most interested in seeing around your home
Wildbird Shack Fun Bird Trivia!
**Answer to The Wildbird Shack's current trivia question!**
Blue Jays are part of the Crow family.
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Remember, you can shop online by checking our Store Tab above or call Alyse: 847-873-0409 or 847-561-9279.
Answer to question from March 31:
Hummingbirds lay the smallest eggs of all birds, approximately the size of a jelly bean, ½”.
Answer to question from March 30:
YES, many common backyard birds display the genetic mutation for albinism that affect the color of their feathers or the lack of pigment melanin.
Answer to question from March 28:
Yellow Eyes = Diurnal
Black or Brown Eyes = Nocturnal
Orange Eyes = Dawn or Dusk
Answer to question from March 27:
A Ruby-throated Hummingbird has an average of 940 feathers, which allows an optimal speed of 25 miles per hour, and 40 miles per hour during courtship dives.
Answer to question from March 26:
Blue Jay feathers are actually brown. It is due to the melanin, which is dark brown to black, that is found in humans, animals and yes birds, Melanin is the pigment that protects us humans from the sun, but not only found in our skin, but hair and eyes In regards to the Blue Jay, the melanin is brown, the melanin is presented as tiny granules of color in the feathers of Blue Jays. The scattering of light and the air pockets in the barbs of the feather reflect to make the feathers look blue. Cool, huh?
Answer to question from March 25:
Cardinals are named after the Cardinals in Rome! Explorers to the New World saw the bird's plumage and felt it matched the ceremonial robes of the Cardinal in Rome while the crest matched his high pointed hat! A flock of cardinals is called a Vatican! Pretty interesting!
Answer to question from March 24:
Penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere in these locations:
Our store is currently closed during this time when we stay at home in response to the pandemic. We are thinking about all of you during this difficult time.
While our store is closed, we are offering curbside by appointment and delivery.
Please call Alyse for more:
847-873-0409 or 847-561-9279.
Please note you can also order online above under the Store Tab.
Let's remember to keep bird friends fed during this time. Of special delight -- birds are returning during migration!
Birding brings a sense of calm reducing stress and ignites creativity!
April 9 Turn Your Yard Into The Perfect Bird B &B 6:30PM Please RSVP
April 26 Turn Your Yard Into The Perfect Bird B &B 1PM at Itzaak Walton League