The Wild Bird

Habitat Stores

Backyard Bird Feeding Centers

Connecting families with birds & nature

in their backyards and beyond since 1993

Voted Best of Lincoln 2021, 2022, & 2023

Awarded Best in the U.S. 2015

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April Bird Notes:

  • Bluebirds will begin nesting in earnest.
  • Male Goldfinches will be showing their breeding plumage.
  • April is shore bird migration and the beginning of the songbird migration.
  • Many of our winter visitors will be gone by months end.
  • Time to prepare for orioles, April 16th, and Hummingbirds, May 1st
  • Make sure to keep a field guide nearby. New birds will be arriving for the summer

     and many others passing through. It’s an exciting time for birding.

  • Install wildlife plantings now to provide future food and homes for our birds.
  • Take advantage of some exciting bird watching during migration at a local wildlife sanctuary, nature center, city park, or your own backyard.
  • Make a point to take a friend or a child on a bird walk. Take your binoculars and point out some birds you see. Share the vision. It will make a world of difference.

Read Dave's 'Bird Chatter' in

Wild Bird Habitat Store's April newsletter below

Wild Bird Habitat's April Birding News

Birding news you can use!

In our Birding News for April you'll find:

  • A little brown bird sounds more like an insect. Who is it?
  • House sparrows are not true sparrows. They are a weaver finch. So don’t ignore those ‘little brown birds’ scratching the ground under your feeder. They are most likely beautiful native sparrows you need to identify and enjoy.
  • Get ready for orioles & hummingbirds this month
  • And don’t miss Dave’s ‘Bird Chatter’ for April in this months newsletter

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from the Wild Bird Habitat Stores - for all your birding needs

Hummingbirds will be arriving in April. Having your nectar feeders out early will help you get a jump om attracting these little jewels. Keep the nectar fresh. Homemade nectar should be changed every other day as the refined sugar ferments easily and can create harmful bacteria. Commercial nectars with fructose change weekly. My go to hummingbird feeder is the

Dr. JBs 16 oz. Hummingbird Feeder

It has a wide mouth glass jar that’s easy to fill. easy to clean, spill and drip proof, with built in bee guards. For more information checkout ATTRACTING HUMMINGBIRDS

April is also the month that orioles arrive. Since birds migrate at night as soon as orioles arrive they search out a food source. Although just like hummingbirds, orioles get their protein from feeding on insects. But orioles have a sensational appetite for oranges (citrus fruit), nectars, and grape jelly (not jam). Have your feeders out early and you'll be sure to attract these beautiful birds that have such a delightful song. To learn more checkout ATTRACTING ORIOLES

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Nebraska is a birding paradise with over 450 bird species on the Nebraska birding checklist. You'll not only enjoy both eastern and western bird species, but witness the best spring bird migration on the North American Continent as hundreds of species converge on the Central Great Plaines flyway & Missouri River flyway right in Nebraska

Where do go birding in Nebraska


Find birding sites west from the Wildcat Hills in the panhadle to the bluffs of the Missouri River in the east. From the Niobrara River valley to the north to the Rain Water Basin in the south. All bordering the 20,000 square miles of the sandhills.You won't find a more diverse landscape or variety of bird species than in Nebraska.

Combine Nebraska Birds Online with the Nebraska Bird Guide to learn more about the birds that ocurr in Nebraska during every season. All 467 of the birds on the Nebraska Bird Checklist.

Helpful APPS to use for easy bird identificaton

for the

Great Backyard Bird Count

Do you have a smart phone, tablet, or PC? Here are the best birding ID APPS and website for identifying birds. Best of all they are FREE DOWNLOADS from the Cornell Bird Lab
MERLIN BIRD ID APP & MERLIN PHOTO ID BIRD APP Now with Sound ID - includes bird ID wizard

AUDUBON BIRD ID APP (A great app as a field guide) - Includes bird ID wizard

BIRDNET (Identify birds by sound)

PICTURE BIRD Take a photo or select a photo from your image file for instant bird ID. Or you can easily record a birds song or call for instant bird ID by sound.
This has become my favorite bird ID app
Click and get started eBirding
Check out our most popular
bird feeders below

Friendly Bird Feeders
Although the durability and natural look of cedar bird feeders continue to be preferred, the new line of feeders made from 100% post consumer recycled plastic is gaining in popularity. Many of these bird feeders have a lifetime warranty against fading, pealing, cracking, and chipping. They clean up like brand new, even after years of use. And speak of easy cleaning, many of the cedar and recycled plastic feeders we stock have removable perforated steel bottoms. This also allows moisture to pass through and the seed to remain dry.
  • Recycled Hopper Bird Feeders
  • Recycled Platform Bird Feeders
Great time to buy a new bird feeder as you get ready for spring and summer bird feeding. Maybe add a new type of bird feeder for summer. What kind of bird feeder might you want to add to your backyard? Find out at

Wild Bird Habitat's

Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder Selection

When it comes to squirrels, Wild Bird Habitat doesn't only have you covered with our functional squirrel baffles, we offer a large variety of squirrel proof bird feeders, several with lifetime warranties that can be repaired, not tossed because of squirrel damage.

Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders

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Best affordable 




For the best seed tube bird feeders and Nyjer thistle feeders on the market its Aspects and Droll Yankees - hands down

Why? These are high end, quality wild bird feeders at an affordable price. Made in the U.S.A., and come with a lifetime warranty. 

These seed tube and Nyjer thistle seed feeders are easy to fill and even easier to clean with Quick Clean removable bases.

Unlike acrylic seed and thistle bird feeders you find at many big box outlets that can crack in cold temperatures or they become brittle from the hot summer sun, Aspects and Droll Yankees tubes are made from polypropylene - durable, UV stabilized, won't yellow or crack. (covered by lifetime warranty)

If you want a quality seed tube bird feeder or Nyjer thistle seed bird feeder, then you want Aspects or Droll Yankees feeders - guaranteed for life.


Ouick Clean base
Best Woodpecker Suet Plugs

Attractor High Energy Suet Plugs available at 
the Wild Bird Habitat Stores

  • Roasted Peanut Attractor Plugs
  • Pure Attractor Plugs
  • Sunflower Attractor Plugs
  • No-Melt Peanut Butter Attractor Plugs
By the pack or by the case, woodpeckers love 'em

pre-filled with suet

Suet Log w/WP
P-Nutbutter Logs
The Sky Cafe Bird Feeder by Arundale Products is the best squirrel proof bird feeder in the world. This large bird feeder keeps the birds happy, while its unique and durable design protects against squirrels and the elements. Squirrels slide off the dome every time they try, and they do keep trying, again and again, making this the best squirrel proof bird feeder around. Made in the U.S.A., this feeder has a *Lifetime Warranty against squirrel damage*.

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The Raptor Conservation Alliance of Nebraska has received more than 30 injured Bald Eagles over the past year,and still caring for 8 at the raptor hospital. All together the RCA has received over 500 injured, sick, and orhaned raptors in 2022 and 2023 is already off to a busy start. The biggest expense caring for these birds is food which can run as much as $10,000.00 a month. You can help with a tax deductible donation. There is no donation that is too small. Every penny counts. There are many ways to make a secure donation.

  • At using PayPal! or major credit cards.
  • On Face Book at
  • By mail at - Raptor Conservation Alliance / PO Box 223 / Eagle, NE 68347
  • Drop your donation off at any Wild Bird Habitat Store
  • Select the Raptor Conservation Alliance when shopping on Amazon Smile
  • You may also contact the Raptor Conservation Alliance at or by phone at (866) 888-7261. There are many items you can donate to the RCA to help as well.
  • Contact the RCA to become a corporate sponsor
Check out the RCA Brochure
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Alamo Plaza, 5601 S 56th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
(402) 464-4055
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