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No Sign of Bird Products Cooling Down

October 13, 2022 | Comments Off on No Sign of Bird Products Cooling Down

No Sign of Bird Products Cooling Down The pandemic forced people everywhere to spend tremendous amounts of time confined to their homes, and with that came a huge surge in backyard hobbies. Birding is one of the top-growing hobbies in the US, according to Pet Business. “Wild Bird feeding is a top 10 hobby and growing, especially since COVID hit in 2020. The relaxing aspect of feeding wild birds has helped in a very stressful…

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FDA Renewal Time

October 13, 2022 | Comments Off on FDA Renewal Time

FDA Renewal Time It’s an even year, which means it’s time again for the biennial registration renewal! “Section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) [21 U.S.C. § 350d] requires food facilities that are required to register with FDA to renew such registrations during the period beginning on October 1 and ending on December 31 of each even-numbered year.” If you do not renew by the end of December 31, 2022,…

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LivingBird Magazine Neonic Response

October 7, 2022 | Comments Off on LivingBird Magazine Neonic Response

LivingBird Magazine Neonic Response On June 24, 2022 LivingBird magazine published an article that examines neonicotinoids (a type of pesticide) and their impacts on bird populations, specifically grassland birds. Read the article here: Neonic Nation: Is Widespread Pesticide Use Connected to Grassland Bird Declines? Readers of the magazine responded to the article with concerns. One reader and hobbyist wrote the following question: “Thank you for the thought-provoking article by Scott Weidensaul, which discussed seeds coated…

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RECOVERING AMERICA’S WILDLIFE ACT & WILD BIRD FEEDING

October 3, 2022 | Comments Off on RECOVERING AMERICA’S WILDLIFE ACT & WILD BIRD FEEDING

RECOVERING AMERICA’S WILDLIFE ACT & WILD BIRD FEEDING  WHAT IS RAWA? An estimated one-third of America’s wildlife species are at risk of extinction, according to the National Wildlife Federation. This loss will severely lessen our quality of life and harm economies across the country with its effects on farming and outdoor recreation. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is a huge step towards protecting wildlife by dedicating roughly $1.4 billion annually to the Wildlife Conservation Restoration…

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How to Save a Bird

October 3, 2022 | Comments Off on How to Save a Bird

How to Help a Bird Recover From a Window Collision Nothing is worse than the thud of a bird flying against a window. It is not that the glass is invisible to the bird; it reflects images of trees and other foliage that make your window an inviting place to land. The size of the problem is astonishing, Collision with manmade structures ranks second among causes of death among migratory birds in North America. (Habitat…

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Welcome New Members

September 24, 2022 | Comments Off on Welcome New Members

Welcome 2022 WBFI New Members! Click the company name to view their website and learn more about members who have joined since start of 2022. Jinhua Hongwei Industry & Trade Co Ltd Agra Marketing Group The Bird House RBL Group PRADCO Outdoor Brands INSPIRCO PACKAGING Essex Hybrid Seed Co.Ltd Bird Buddy, Inc. BW Flexible Systems Feather Friendly IFC Red River Global Ingredients Wild Bird Outfitters Agway Wild Birding Center Thanks for Flocking With Us! WBFI…

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Threat of Supply Chain Interruption Due to Rail Strike

September 14, 2022 | Comments Off on Threat of Supply Chain Interruption Due to Rail Strike

Threat of Supply Chain Interruption Due to Potential Freight Rail Strike Supply Chain Interruption Threat Due to Freight Rail Strike U.S. Government officials are currently working to avoid freight railroad workers going on strike this Friday, September 16th, due to the failure of rail companies and unions to reach an agreement. About 125,000 workers could walk off the job if a deal isn’t reached by Friday’s deadline, which could cause massive interruption to the supply…

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Polarized Light for Improved Bird Feeding

July 12, 2022 | Comments Off on Polarized Light for Improved Bird Feeding

Polarized Light for Better Bird Feeding The Wild Bird Feeding Institute is pleased to announce the results of a groundbreaking new study with Dr. Bruce Robertson at Bard College on bird vision. The WBFI Research Foundation supported a pilot study determining that birds are actively using polarized light to locate food sources, and that polarized light has huge potential to be an important new technology in the bird feeding industry. The pilot study results confirmed…

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Avian Flu Announcement June 1, 2022

June 3, 2022 | Comments Off on Avian Flu Announcement June 1, 2022

Avian Flu cases have dropped significantly in both wild and domestic birds. Cases are spread across multiple states, with only 6 events in May for wild birds in the US (~500 individuals of mostly Snow Goose). The last end date for an AIV event was two weeks ago. Canada has had more positive events, but fewer individuals, however, these were mostly at the beginning of May. CFIA has not reported a wild bird case since…

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Avian Flu Update 5-12 

May 19, 2022 | Comments Off on Avian Flu Update 5-12 

Avian Flu Update May 19, 2022 What is the current status of HPAI H5 avian influenza spread in North America? As of May 12th, avian influenza has spread from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific Coast. However, cases on the Atlantic Coast have decreased dramatically as the continent moves further into spring. In the United States, case numbers are highest in the northern Great Plains, Great Lakes, and Rocky Mountains. Positive tests have been reported…

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