WBFI Annual Meeting
Join us on the white sand beaches of Clearwater Beach, Florida for the 2022 WBFI Annual Meeting, November 1-3 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort! Enjoy the beautiful outdoor pool and ocean-front accommodations while you connect face-to-face with leading experts and businesses within the wild bird feeding industry.
Book your room in the WBFI block and enjoy the vacation-worthy resort and the convenience of staying onsite where all the action is happening.
Sheraton Sand Key Resort: 1160 Gulf Blvd. Clearwater Beach, FL
The only central network of organizations supporting the Wild Bird Feeding Industry.
The Wild Bird Feeding Institute’s (WBFI) marketing campaign, #FeedTheBirds is an ongoing marketing initiative to highlight the benefits of the birds feeding hobby.
This campaign focuses on the mental health benefits of bird feeding. Several studies prove birds help lower stress, anxiety, and depression. With technology becoming more pervasive, and society’s concern with mental wellness, we think interacting with birds is a natural remedy.
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INTERESTED IN FREE BIRD FEEDING SUPPLIES?
Please complete this form if you want to create content in exchange for receiving WBFI member products in time for migration season! Content Ambassadors will also be able to access our webinar series, group forum for Q&A on bird feeding, and promotion on WBFI & member social channels!
Please complete the form by August 26, 2022!
Want to donate bird feeding products?
WBFI Members are encouraged to participate by sending a variety of bird seeds, feeders, feeder products, educational materials, and accessories to ambassadors. WBFI will help you coordinate shipping. In exchange for these efforts, you can receive content to share on their page and get feedback from ambassadors on their products!
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