We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
1000 Bald Hill Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: (401) 826-0606
Fax: (401) 826-7676
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Mon: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tues: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thurs: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Food is the most essential element, providing birds with the energy, stamina and nutrition they need. To stay warm, birds will expend energy very quickly, some losing up to 10% of their body weight on extremely cold nights. An ample supply of high-calorie foods such as black oil sun flower, insects and suet is crucial to a bird’s survival.
We can play a vital role, as feeding the birds becomes critical when extremely cold conditions occur.At these times, a supply of food can mean the difference between life and death for a bird.
Most birds will adjust their feathers to create air pockets that will help them keep warm. You will often notice the birds look fatter or "puffed up" during cold weather. This is because the birds are fluffing up their feathers; the more air space, the better the insulation.
Staying warm is not all about food and feathers though. Some birds perch on one leg at a time, drawing the free leg to their breast for warmth. Most birds will shiver for short term adjustments to the cold. Shivering converts muscular energy into heat for the short term, but the energy must be replenished shortly thereafter.
While birds are equipped to withstand most winter weather, survival can be made easier by providing food, a heated, open source of water and protection from the elements with natural plant cover or a roosting box.
Some additional ideas:
It depends on the type of Owl of course.
Eastern Screech Owl 4.4 to 8.8 ounces
Barn Owl 8.8 oz to 1 lb
Great Horned Owl - 2 - 5 1/2 lbs females are 10-20% larger. This is our largest owl.
Snowy Owl 2 1/2 - 4 1/2 lbs - (females are larger)
Barred Owl 1 1/8lbs - 2 1/3 lbs - females are larger and heavier
Northern Saw-whet Owl 2-4 1/4 Ounces (The Tiny Tot of our native owls)
Short-earred Owl 8-14oz males, 9oz- 1lb females
Stop by the store and fill out an entry to guess how much this stone owl weighs. (no one is allowed to lift it) The winner will be determined at the end of the month. Duplicate guesses will be combined(if necessary) to have one name drawn.
Don't miss out on those birds you want to identify that are just too far away for you to see clearly. Get a good pair of binoculars! We are increasing our selection of binoculars so you can find the one that is just right for you. Even if you have a pair of binos that seems to work ok but they are years old - Stop by and look through what is being offered for optical glass now. You could see a whole new world! With newer technology the binoculars are lighter, the glass is finer and cut more precisely and the coatings on the lens give a much clearer view. And did we mention most of the binoculars are fog-proof, water-proof and you can use them with your glasses ON!
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