Wild Birds Unlimited

Wild Birds Unlimited


Just put up the new feeder. First birds came in 10 minutes. Thank you WBU.
I really need to send a shout out to the staff at Wild Birds Unlimited in Ashburn, VA! I sent in an order yesterday for bird seed, peanuts, etc. I was so surprised that around 5:30 pm, the staff of the store showed up with everything I ordered! You guys are AWESOME!!
They are very knowledgeable about birds and love to share their love with theur customers.
I spy and owlet eye!
I spy a babies eye!
look what I found while walking in the woods yesterday! #alwayslookingup #owlbabies
Is this a red-tailed hawk? This hawk has been visiting and staring at my feeder in Reston over the last week.
Northern Flicker- taken this past Spring.
We have a FAMILY of Pileated Woodpeckers. Miraculously, we had all four visit today. We appear to have Mom and three babies (if you can call them that). We have (1) male and (2) females along with Mom. We have not seen Dad in a while. He is enormous! The love the suet.
Another generation of pileated woodpeckers come to our deck regularly. We see 3 of them in the late evening between 5 and 7pm. The like the suet from Wild Birds Unlimited.
The birds love their fountain, too, in this heat!!!
Love my new thistle feeder!!

We offer a variety of bird foods, bird feeders, bird houses, bird baths as well as nature and decorative gifts. We bring people and nature together!

Wild Birds Unlimited specializes in bringing people and nature together through the hobby of backyard bird feeding and nature products. Our stores offer the highest quality products including Bird food, Bird Baths and Bird houses.

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The birds need you! Whether you have a large yard, tiny yard, patio or balcony you can create a haven for wildlife. You can make a difference! #SaveTheSongBirds

Attract migrating birds to your backyard by setting up an environment that mimics how birds naturally live and forage. Use native plants (fall is a great time to add them) and include a moving source of water . Learn more about how to prepare your yard for migrating birds on our website! wbu.com/ashburn

So excited to introduce...
Nature Centered - a podcast from Wild Birds Unlimited about feeding the birds and enjoying nature right in your own backyard. Relax, enjoy the birds, and stay Nature Centered. You can listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts, just search "Nature Centered".

Happy 4th of July!! We are closed today but we will be open Sunday, July 5th, for all of your bird feeding needs.

A great opportunity to hear Joe Coleman, one of our true local experts and founder of Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, discuss bird watching. Tune in tomorrow 6/17 for the live interview!

Loudoun Talk is hosting an opportunity to hear one of our founding members, Joe Coleman, present "All About Birdwatching" this Wednesday, June 17, at 3:00 pm.
Follow the link to attend this event!


Our showroom is once again open for in-store shopping (just in time for Father's Day)! We will be staying safe and following recommended guidelines including sanitizing, wearing masks, and social distancing. Hope to see you soon!

Wishing all moms a Happy Mother's Day!!
Hummingbird Fun Facts:
- A mother hummingbird weighs only about eight times more than her egg.
- Hummingbirds lay the world’s smallest bird egg.
- Hummingbirds generally lay two eggs, each about the size of a blueberry.
- Ruby-throated Hummingbirds will have two broods, each taking 45 days from nest construction to fledging.
- Hummingbirds use spider webs as glue to attach the nest to a tree branch as well as a binding agent for the building materials.
- The nest is about the size of a golf ball; around 1 ½ inches in diameter.


Help Celebrate Birds This Weekend!

Here is an easy and fun way to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day and Global Big Day this weekend!


Bird Cams

They grow up so quickly!

🌳Only one week remains until the eldest Barred Owl chicks are expected to leave the nest box, and yesterday, one of the owlets got its first look at the surrounding woods! We'll begin to see these young owls perch on the entrance of the nest box more often over the coming days as they contemplate their first step into the outside world.

Watch LIVE at AllAboutBirds.org/BarredOwls

Bye, Bye Babies! It's been a fun few weeks watching the Barred Owl family live from our Wild Birds Unlimited Owl Cam. The baby owls all are grown up and will leave the nest very soon. Be sure to check out what's happening inside the nest box before they're gone. www.wbu.com/owl-cam

Bluebirds vs. red-headed woodpecker!

One of our customers shared this amazing video with us! Bluebirds are aggressively defending their territory/nearby nest and dive bombing a red-headed woodpecker. Apparently, they are particularly intolerant of this bird, more than any other bird that tries to come to the feeders. If only we could all see bluebirds AND red-headed woodpeckers in our yards! 😳

All three owlets have hatched and we can't stop watching them! Joy, Kindness and Hope are adorable white balls of fluff. It is also interesting to see what's for dinner in the owl box...

National Audubon Society

One big positive in all of this! Spring is a wonderful time to learn about nesting, baby birds, migration and so much more:)

During the coronavirus crisis, families are discovering their avian neighbors and nurturing the next generation of nature lovers.

"Seeking out birds helps my kids sharpen their observational powers, gets them away from screens, and lets them bathe in nature when most of the day is spent indoors. When a hawk calls, my kids respond," says writer Susan Cosier.


Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy to auction locally made birdhouses in virtual Wine for Wildlife event

Check out these beautiful bird houses which are some of the items available at Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy's annual fundraiser, Wine for Wildlife (a virtual event this year.) Follow this link to go to the auction site and bid on one this week! (Auction will close at 8pm 4/3/20.) https://charityauction.bid/LoudounWildlife

loudountimes.com Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy's upcoming event, Wine (& art) for Wildlife, will now take place online starting March 27 and will include an auction of locally-painted birdhouses.

Staying Home? We make it easy to shop. Each online and phone-in order is carefully packed at our Ashburn store. We are happy to deliver (free for orders $75 or more within 150 miles) and also encourage curbside or parking lot pick up. Thank you for your business and enjoy the birds!
Order online at myWBU.com/ashburn or call 703-687-4020.


Birding Is the Perfect Activity While Practicing Social Distancing

audubon.org This global pandemic has us all pretty freaked out. Handled responsibly, open space and wildlife observation might be just the balm you need.

The WBU Owl Cam is livestreaming now! A mama Barred Owl has set up residence in our owl nest box again this year and you can see inside with our WBU Owl Cam. If all goes well, we can expect the owlets to start hatching in mid-April. They'll leave the nest four to five weeks after hatching. www.wbu.com/owl-cam

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1 - 2 - 3, How Many Birds Do You See? Participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count today thru Monday.

The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual counting of the birds. For at least 15 minutes on one or more of the count days, simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see and go online to submit your report at http://gbbc.birdcount.org. It's that easy!


Vote for the winners now in Best of Loudoun

We are thrilled to be in the TOP 5 BEST OF LOUDOUN 2020 categories for shopping:
Gift Store AND Specialty Store. Please vote for us - we thank you for your support!

northernvatimes.secondstreetapp.com You can vote once per day per category in any or all categories through Friday, Feb. 21.

Get ready to count from wherever you are! The Great Backyard Bird Count starts on February 14th. It’s an easy and fun way to help scientists better understand bird populations. Learn more about participating in GBBC here: https://www.wbu.com/gbbc/.

Come see this amazing house at our Ashburn location! It will be available for auction at the Wine and Art for Wildlife Event on March 27, 2020.

"My Garden" By Laney Oxman. You can see Laney's Bluebird box at Wild Birds Unlimited.

Big news! We are proud to be the new Champion for the National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat program, whose goal is to inspire everyone to create a haven for wildlife in their yard. Together, we can help save the birds! Learn how you can create a bird friendly habitat and certify your yard by going to www.wbu.com/certify-your-yard/

Jocelyn Anderson Photography

Have any of you tried hand-feeding backyard birds? “The Joy of Bird Feeding” book, available in our store, includes a chapter with tips and tricks for getting up close — really close — to your feathered visitors.

A Black-capped Chickadee makes way for the larger Tufted Titmouse, whose tuft goes up when he checks out the food selection. The female Red-bellied Woodpecker also joins in on the peanut buffet.

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Here's wishing you lots of holiday cheer from all of us at Wild Birds Unlimited!
(We are closing at 4pm Christmas Eve and will be closed Christmas Day.)

Jingle bells, chickadee tails.
Winter's finally here.
With lots of birds to see and feed, it's a favorite time of year.

Jingle bells, bird seed shells.
Keep your feeders full.
Hungry birds need lots of food when temperatures are cool.


A Georgia family found an owl hiding in their Christmas tree

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ...


cnn.com A Georgia family got a special holiday surprise last week after finding an owl hiding inside their Christmas tree.

What would the birds say about this prediction for morning snow? They'd ask that their feeders be stocked with high-quality, high-calorie food like Bark Butter Bits!

Tonight's model runs are more robust. We maybe looking at delays Wednesday morning. This is not our usual way of getting snow but if we can get some heavy rates overnight...we may see more than what most are calling for.

Looking for unique gifts this holiday season? Give a gift of joy with a bird feeder, bird food and other nature gifts from Wild Birds Unlimited! Your loved ones will delight in watching the beautiful birds attracted to their yard - long after the holiday season ends.

Shop now and wrap up your holiday shopping with just a few clicks, when you order online at mywbu.com/ashburn. We'll personally pack and ship your order for delivery right to their front door. (Mention "gift wrap" during checkout on Order Notes and we will wrap your gifts at no extra charge!)

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Black Friday only!Take advantage of our Fill-A-Bag sale and SAVE 25% on everything you can fit in our WBU shopping bag!

[11/27/19]   We will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and come see us on Friday, Nov. 29, for our annual Fill-a-Bag sale!

Our bird baths are available in 14- and 20-inch sizes. Plenty of room to accommodate your extended family this holiday season.

Cold weather is on the way! Right now birds are hiding food to retrieve and eat at a later time. This behavior is called “caching” and it helps birds survive during bad weather and when food sources are low. You can help by keeping your feeders filled with a reliable source of food.

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Bluebirds vs. red-headed woodpecker!
One of our youngest squirrels had a hard time learning how to work the box feeder this morning...




44110 Ashburn Shopping Plaza # 174
Ashburn, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00
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