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NEW WBFI Market Research Report – Key Future Insights Revealed

NEW WBFI Market Research Report – Key Future Insights Revealed   The Wild Bird Feeding Institute and the charitable WBFI Research Foundation are excited to publish the findings of our new report that shows insights into the growth of the wild bird feeding industry in partnership with Ask Your Target Market (AYTM).   The report shows…

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The Birding Business Event of the Year

The Birding Business Event of the Year The 2023 WBFI Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA was an unparalleled success, bringing in over 115 attendees from North America and Asia. Held at the scenic Paradise Point Resort, the event featured three days of insightful discussions and unique experiences.  WBFI kicked off the event with early…

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Announcing the 2023 WBFI Member Awards Winners

Announcing the 2023 WBFI Member Awards Winners The WBFI Inaugural Member Awards Program was designed to recognize and celebrate outstanding contributions to the world of wild bird feeding, with a focus on remarkable companies, exceptional products, and dedicated retailers. After a period of anticipation and evaluation, the time has come to shine the spotlight on…

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Event Recap: Goldcrest Distributing 2023 Wild Bird Expo

Event Recap: Goldcrest Distributing 2023 Wild Bird Expo The Wild Bird Feeding Institute (WBFI) took flight to Mexico, MO for an unforgettable experience at Goldcrest Distributing’s Wild Bird Expo from October 10-12, 2023. As the event’s tagline promised, “We guarantee you’ll benefit from coming, as we’re dedicated to helping you be more successful!”  The event…

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Introducing WBFI Member Awards: Celebrating Excellence in Birding

Introducing WBFI Member Awards: Celebrating Excellence in Birding Attention bird lovers! WBFI is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting initiative – the Inaugural Member Awards Program. This program aims to honor exceptional contributions to the world of wild bird feeding, highlighting remarkable individuals, products, and retailers that help make our avian hobby thrive. …

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Member Spotlight – Karen Burns

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…

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2023 Feeder Bird of the Year Champion – Rufous Hummingbird

2023 Feeder Bird of the Year – Rufous Hummingbird The bird-feeding community has spoken, and the Rufous Hummingbird is your 2023 Feeder Bird of the Year! Here’s what you should know about the 2023 champion.   Firstly, let’s talk about the Rufous Hummingbird’s eating habits. These tiny birds are known for their voracious appetites, consuming…

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The Results are in! Huge Success for the Great Backyard Bird Count

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT CAMPAIGN HAS RECORD-BREAKING PARTICIPATION The results are in from the 2023 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)- and the global engagement was astounding! During this four-day event, over half a million people from nearly every corner of the world battled the winter blues to interact with birds and nature. WBFI was thrilled…

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February 17-20, 2023: Backyard Bird Count

Everything You Need for the Backyard Bird Count – February 17-20, 2023 Are you passionate about birds and birdwatching, or are you just looking for a fun, family-friendly way to get outside during the winter months? Then the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is for you! The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Birds Canada, and the…

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Importance of Helping our Flying Friends in Winter 

Importance of Helping our Flying Friends in Winter  Getting outside and interacting with birds can be very beneficial for the mind, body, and soul. Spending time with birds can improve general well-being and long-term physical and mental health. The benefits of being outside include mitigated symptoms of anxiety and depression, reduced risk of heart disease,…

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