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Join the Flock! WBFI is the only trade association that represents businesses that are in the wild bird feeding industry. Learn the ways membership can benefit you.


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Explore the most current resources from the WBFI on best feeding practices, consumer research, videos, and more! Join as a member to unlock access to all materials.


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WBFI Annual Meeting- Registation is Open!

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WHO: WBFI Members & Nonmembers
WHEN: November 7-9, 2023
WHERE: Paradise Point Resort in San Diego, CA

This is a perfect opportunity to connect with future customers and like-minded individuals to elevate your position in a growing industry.

Paradise Point is tucked away on gentle Mission Bay in the heart of San Diego and features comfortable bungalow-style guestrooms right on one mile of sandy beach with five swimming pools, beach bonfire pits, a marina, five dining venues, an award-winning spa, and endless recreation options.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity!

Member Spotlight – Karen Burns

By | June 27, 2023

WBFI Member Spotlight – Karen Burns   Karen Burns, Vice President of Operations at Cosmed Group and Board Member of WBFI, has been with WBFI since the 1980s when annual meetings were held in Kansas City, MO. At the time, meetings were held in conjunction with the Western Seedsmen, and Karen was one of the…

How Citizen Scientists are Revolutionizing Avian Research

By | June 20, 2023

How Citizen Scientists are Revolutionizing Avian Research Bird watching, a timeless hobby enjoyed by nature enthusiasts around the world, has taken on a new dimension thanks to the rise of citizen science. In recent years, an increasing number of bird watchers have become active participants in scientific research, contributing valuable data that aid in conservation…

Wild Bird Products Market Overview and Future 

By | June 17, 2023

Wild Bird Products Market Overview and Future The global wild bird products market and awareness for wild birds continues to grow! In 2021, the global wild bird products market was valued at USD 5.02 billion and is expected to reach USD 6.42 billion by 2028, at a compound annual growth rate of 3.58%. As the…


Wild Bird Feeding Institute has created resources to promote proper feeding practices for bird-feeding hobbyists and members. Learn about how you can promote smart practices such as properly cleaning your feeders to help prevent the spread of disease:

Members of WBFI have access to an exclusive info hub of resources including the latest research on best feeding practices and additional assets that can be customized for your business.



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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The only central network of organizations supporting the Wild Bird Feeding Industry.

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Mission: Growing the wild bird feeding hobby.

WBFI advances this mission and seeks to connect people with nature by serving members and birders internationally through education, awareness, and conservation partnerships. Our network of committed members, the quality standards we uphold, our expertise, and positive relationships with key organizations drive our success. We are sustainable through membership dues, charitable donations, and programming revenue. 

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