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Avian Flu Update 4-29

April 29, 2022 | Comments Off on Avian Flu Update 4-29

Avian Flu Update April 29, 2022 WBFI MEMBERS & NETWORK: Thank you to those that asked important questions during our members’ webinar last week. If you are a member, you can access the recording through the membership portal to get a recent update from partnered naturalist, Zach Hutchinson. We have heard from many experts that their prediction is that in the next few weeks, HPAI should subdue – NEW RESOURCE: HPAI Situation Report There still…

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Avian Flu Announcement 4-15-22

April 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Avian Flu Announcement 4-15-22

Avian Flu Announcement April 15, 2022 WBFI members: The Wild Bird Feeding Institute is working with leading experts to keep our members informed about issues that may affect the hobby of bird feeding. The health and safety of wildlife are our primary concerns, and we have been closely monitoring the Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5) viruses that have been detected in U.S. wild aquatic birds, commercial poultry, and backyard or hobbyist flocks beginning in…

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WBFI Launches New Ambassador Program

April 9, 2022 | Comments Off on WBFI Launches New Ambassador Program

WBFI’s Ambassador Program will help connect bird feeding businesses directly with new and experienced hobbyists during spring migration!

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February 18, 2022 | Comments Off on

February, 2022 Bird Flu Update By Jenna McCullough, WBFI Partnered Researcher February 18, 2022   Recently, there are reports of an outbreak of a Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza virus [HPAI A(H5N1)] in commercial poultry and backyard flocks following its identification in wild birds earlier this year. The threat to the general public is considered to be low by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Here, I will discuss 1) what bird flu is…

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Why Bird Feeding is Important

November 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Why Bird Feeding is Important

Putting up a bird feeder is beautiful way to connect with the earth and see the delicacy of nature from the comfort of your home, but did you know the many other benefits as well? By simply putting up a feeder by your home, you can help with local sustainability efforts, improve bird health and populations, better your mental health, and help support local businesses. ​ Sustainability and Conservation  The desire to help wildlife has positive long-term effects on the environment. Welcoming birds into your yard can make huge strides when…

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The Art of Attracting Birds to Your Yard

November 19, 2021 | Comments Off on The Art of Attracting Birds to Your Yard

No one becomes a great painter overnight.  Time, research, and care are all necessary for any work of art, and the same goes for attracting birds to your yard, which is why the Wild Bird Feeding Institute (WBFI) is here to help. With these few tips, you will not only be contributing to the wellbeing of our feathered friends but also turning your yard into a masterpiece! ​ Finding Birds in Your Area First, consider contacting your state or local wildlife agency. Second, consider joining a bird club,…

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WBFI Monthly Newsletter: April 2021

April 29, 2021 | Comments Off on WBFI Monthly Newsletter: April 2021

#FEEDSMART WBFI WEBINAR THIS WEDNESDAY! Join us for an upcoming webinar with WBFI researcher, Jenna McCullough, tomorrow at 11:00 AM Central. MEMBER SPREADING THEIR WINGS Congratulations to WBFI’s new start-up retailer member, Wren and Sparrow, on opening their doors in Fredericksburg, VA! WBFI offers membership opportunities for start-up companies at a discounted rate for their first year of membership. Membership with WBFI provides the community, network, and resources you need to help your business soar…

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Preventing Salmonella at Bird Feeders

March 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Preventing Salmonella at Bird Feeders

By: Jenna McCullough, WBFI Research Consultant California (1), Oregon (2), Washington (3), and British Columbia (4), Canada are reporting cases of a zoonotic disease, salmonellosis, impacting common feeder birds. These cases are mostly concentrated in Pine Siskins (Spinus pinus) and other finches. Salmonellosis is a disease caused by the bacterium Salmonella enterica, which naturally occurs in the digestive tracts of a broad range of animals, including cattle, pigs, poultry, and wild birds5. Typically, human infections are linked to…

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Turtle Mountain Seed Co. Ltd. announces acquisition of Baden Feed & Supply Ltd.

March 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Turtle Mountain Seed Co. Ltd. announces acquisition of Baden Feed & Supply Ltd.

As more and more people appreciate and enjoy the beauty of wild birds and realize the therapeutic relaxation birding and bird watching offers, the demand for increased quality wild bird feed grows. To meet the growing demand, Turtle Mountain Seed Co. management has determined it is in the company’s best interest to increase their product offerings into the Wild Bird Mix and Racing Pigeon Mix categories. This expansion will be facilitated with the acquisition of Baden…

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WBFI Monthly Newsletter: February 2021

February 28, 2021 | Comments Off on WBFI Monthly Newsletter: February 2021

HAS SPRING SPRUNG? A few of our midwestern wild bird feeding members have noticed with warmer weather coming, the birds are too! Spring isn’t quite here yet, but as the weather starts changing the migration will be in full swing. Check out this live migration as the seasons change in your area by BirdCast. Once March 1st comes, you can even check out your local migration alerts, how cool? Bird Migration Tool WATCH WBFI SEMINAR…

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