Nature Centered from Wild Birds Unlimited
Episode #54: A Gathering of the Flock - WBU Store Owner Stories

Episode #54: A Gathering of the Flock - WBU Store Owner Stories

May 19, 2022

In this episode, John & Brian recorded live from the Wild Birds Unlimited annual conference where our store owners gathered for their annual migration to refresh, learn and find new treasures. You’ll hear some fun as well as heart-warming store owner stories. Who knows? Maybe one of them is from your neck of woods (or backyard).  

Episode #53 Hummingbirds: It’s All About Mom!

Episode #53 Hummingbirds: It’s All About Mom!

May 5, 2022

John and Brian discuss the best bird mom ever. Hummingbird moms are arguably one of the toughest ladies out there. With all the odds stacked against them, we should celebrate how hummingbird moms are the champions this Mother’s Day. 

Episode #52 Spring Secrets & Setups

Episode #52 Spring Secrets & Setups

April 21, 2022

Ever wonder what others aren’t telling you about backyard birding? Join John and Brian as they impart their spring secrets to increase your bird variety and activity this year. And, who? who? is that we’re talking about at the end of the episode? 

Habitat: Can You Really Make a Difference

Habitat: Can You Really Make a Difference

April 7, 2022

Habitat, habitat, habitat! That’s right, there’s more to learn about our own little natural parks we call our backyards. John and Brian share exciting new research on just how much of an impact an individual can make for local wildlife. Hint, it’s a lot! Stay tuned to the end to find out if we could see the dodo again in our lifetimes. 

Celebrating the Big Five Oh!

Celebrating the Big Five Oh!

March 24, 2022

Join John and Brian as they celebrate the 50th episode of Nature Centered while broadcasting from John’s backyard. Brian grades John’s bird feeding setups while giving you a closer look at how these pros like to feed. We’re reading reviews, talking with our producer Evan, and finding out “what is moon migration?” 

Nesting: A Bird’s Eye View

Nesting: A Bird’s Eye View

March 10, 2022

This year for nesting season, John and Brian are going to teach you what your backyard birds are looking for when they’re “house shopping” for the right yard to raise a family, and how you can help your birds raise more birds with better chances to fledge. 

State of the Union: Our Winter Birds

State of the Union: Our Winter Birds

February 24, 2022

Have new birds? Have no birds? John and Brian will fill you in on the state of our union … at least as it pertains to backyard birding. Listen in to find out who is seeing what and where across North America, and find out how squirrels actually help our backyard birds. 

How to Participate in GBBC & Why It Matters

How to Participate in GBBC & Why It Matters

February 10, 2022

Participate in GBBC February 18–21, 2022 | https://www.birdcount.org/  

Watching birds is fun and recording what you see is extremely valuable to science, conservation and even you. Join John, Brian, and Becca Rodomsky-Bish from the Cornell lab of Ornithology as they talk about the upcoming citizen science project, the Great Backyard Bird Count, and follow up with food pairings for certain birds. 

Special guest, Becca Rodomsky-Bish from Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Project Leader for the Great Backyard Bird Count. 

Great Backyard Bird Count

Great Backyard Bird Count

January 27, 2022

Participate in GBBC February 18–21, 2022 | https://www.birdcount.org/  

Wild Birds Unlimited is the Founding Sponsor of the Great Backyard Bird Count. This citizen-science project is for all ages and helps #SaveTheSongBirds.

Free GBBC Webinar on Wednesday, February 16, 2pm ET. Sign up to learn all about bird ID, unlocking the mystery of bird songs, and practice counting birds no matter how large the flock or busy the feeder. This webinar is designed for birders of all ages and experience—you’ll leave confident and ready to be part of the GBBC! 

Bark Butter: If You Use It, They Will Come

Bark Butter: If You Use It, They Will Come

January 13, 2022

Kick off the new year with a food that can bring more joy (over 150 species) and improve everyone’s backyard birding. In this episode, John and Brian geek out with one of their favorite bird foods, Bark Butter. They share personal feeding tips, what inchworms and Bark Butter have in common, and how you, too, will add more fun to your bird feeding hobby.