Edwardsville, Illinois

Michael Magette & Carol Scheckel

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Edwardsville, Illinois

2216 Troy Rd.,
Located in the Schnucks Plaza
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Phone: (618) 307-9604
Fax: (618) 307-9605
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Attract More Goldfinches to Your Yard

Take advantage of this golden opportunity and prepare your yard for goldfinch nesting season. Adult goldfinches will be raising young and, once fledged from the nest, showing them where to find food and water.

 

Goldfinch on Seed Tube

Food

    Goldfinches’ favorite food is Nyjer® (thistle). It’s high in protein and fat (which they love) and helps meet the demands of nesting and raising a family.
    Goldfinches are also partial to fine sunflower chips which work well alone or combined with Nyjer, such as in our Finch Blend.
Goldfinches on an EcoClean® Finch Feeder

Feeders

    Our EcoClean® and Quick-Clean® Finch Feeders are specially-designed for Nyjer and Sunflower Chips and are perfect for the small bills of goldfinches. These feeders protect food from excess moisture and are easy to clean with their removable bases.
    We also offer Mesh Finch Feeders that are perfect for attracting goldfinches and meeting their needs.
Goldfinch on Birdbath

Water

    Goldfinches are almost exclusively vegetarians. Unlike many birds that feed their young insects, goldfinches feed their young seeds. Because of this high-vegetation diet, they drink a lot of water.
    Goldfinches will also use a bird bath for bathing. Attract birds with more success with a Water Wiggler™. It creates ripples in the water to attract birds’ attention. The ripples also prevent mosquitoes from using the bath as a breeding ground.