Madison, Wisconsin

Bob & Jan Ross

Bob & Jan Ross

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

Madison, Wisconsin

8402 Old Sauk Road
Madison, WI 53562

Phone: (608) 664-1414
Fax: (608) 664-1416
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Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: We are located just West of the Beltline exit to Old Sauk Road about 1.5 blocks, just west one store after the Walgreens on your right, at the intersection of Old Sauk Road and Junction Road.

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Climate Change is Affecting Bird Migration

Most people who are attuned to birds in their backyard have already noticed that bird migration timings seems to be earlier over the years.  It's no surprise that the University of Edinburgh looking at hundreds of different species over five continents with data collected for nearly 265 years, reports conclusively that birds are traveling to their breeding grounds earlier over the years in response to global warming.  Data shows that for every degree Celsius increased, globally averaged in a year, brings the birds to the breeding grounds one day earlier.  Short distance migrants are more apt to arrive earlier than long distance migrants and this may have an affect on nesting and food resources for the latter.  


More detailed information can be found in the Journal of Animal Ecology,