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
Email: Send Message

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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Hummingbirds, Orioles, Tanagers Oh My!

Cool Bird Alert! Entice hummingbirds, orioles and tanagers with the right foods. The secret to success is having the foods they want available and ready before they arrive.  FOOD:  Hummingbirds  4 parts water with 1 part table sugar.  Orioles - 6 parts water with 1 part table sugar.

Rufous Hummingbird


    Hummingbirds are most easily attracted to nectar feeders. Be sure to have nectar feeders out and ready as they are migrating through to their summer breeding grounds.
    Hummingbirds remember feeders from last year and will visit those same spots to see if the nectar is available. They will also check out new locations; especially, if the feeders have some red coloration on them. Hummingbirds learn that many red flowers provide quality nectar sources and then show a tendency to check out red colors while foraging.
    Residential hummingbirds, the ones that stay in our area to raise families, are more likely to visit feeders on a regular basis if the feeders are available when they move in. Also, place multiple feeders around your yard to make it more difficult for one hummingbird to claim and protect your feeders.
Baltimore Oriole


    Orioles are nectar, fruit and insect eaters. While in their tropical winter habitats, Baltimore and Bullock’s Orioles feed on nectar from numerous flowering trees, which explains their attraction to nectar feeders upon their spring-time return to North America.
    They usually stay hidden in the trees eating and singing their beautiful whistling notes. They can be drawn down from their perches with foods like nectar, grape jelly, orange slices, mealworms and Jim’s Birdacious® Bark Butter®.
Western Tanger


    Sightings of tanagers are on the rise, including Summer, Scarlet and Western Tanagers. Like orioles, tanagers tend to hide in the trees and are partial to foods like suet, Bark Butter, fruit and jelly.