Welcome to Wild Birds Unlimited of Syosset

 

Wild Birds Unlimited specializes in bringing people and nature together with bird feeding and nature products, local expert advice and educational events.

We sell the highest quality bird food as well as feeders, nest boxes, bird baths and everything else you need to keep your birds happy and healthy.

We also carry a unique line of items including garden and home accents, delicious Birds & Beans Bird Friendly certified coffee, Runamok Maple Syrup, Tilley hats, Silver Forest earrings, Quilling Cards, Vortex optics, Wheelhouse socks, Pumpernickle Press greeting cards, StudioM Matmates and Art Poles, wind chimes, nature themed books and more!

Feed your birds regularly? Consider our WBU Daily Savings Club. Members can save money all year long on the highest quality bird food in town. Check it out here!

Wild Birds Unlimited is proud to be partnering with The National Wildlife Federation on their Backyard Habitat Certification Program! Check out our Gardening For Wildlife page for more info. 

 

UPCOMING VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

Vultures: The Story of an Unloved Bird

Katie Fallon, Author & Founder of the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia
June 10, 2021 at 7pm

Vultures are often overlooked, underappreciated, and unloved, despite the vital role they play healthy ecosystems. Worldwide, vultures are more likely to be threatened or endangered than any other group of raptor, but in the United States Turkey and Black Vultures may be increasing in number. Based on Katie Fallon’s book, this presentation will discuss the life and times of the noble Turkey Vulture, including its feeding, nesting, and roosting habits, migratory behaviors, special adaptations, and common misconceptions.

About the Speaker: Katie Fallon is the author of the nonfiction books "Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird" and "Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird" Katie is also the co-author of two books for children, Look, See the Bird! and Look, See the Farm!
Katie’s essays have been included in several anthologies and collections, she writes the column WINGBEATS for Bird Watcher’s Digest and her essays and articles have appeared in a variety of other journals and magazines. Her 2018 essay “Feeding” was nominated for a Best of the Net award and was listed as a 2019 “Notable” in Best American Science & Nature Writing. Katie has taught creative writing at Virginia Tech and West Virginia University, and in the Low-Residency MFA Programs at West Virginia Wesleyan College and Chatham University.
Katie is one of the founders of the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, Inc., a West Virginia nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving wild birds through research, education, and rehabilitation. A member of the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators, Katie has conducted educational programs featuring a variety of raptor, parrot, and corvid species. Katie has also served as President of the Mountaineer Chapter of the National Audubon Society.

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Ticked-off NY: Everything You Never Wanted to Know (But Still Need to Know) About Ticks
Dr. Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann-Cornell University
June 24, 2021 at 7pm

Long Island is Tick Land. One cannot go for a hike here without arming themselves with repellent to ward off possibly the most unloved creature in the outdoors. This important presentation will introduce our audience to the most important tick species in the Northeast, including blacklegged, lone star and American dog ticks, and the diseases they carry. Participants will learn about biology and habitats of different ticks, techniques for preventing and avoiding tick bites, and sustainable ways to manage ticks in landscapes and around structures.

About the speaker: As Coordinator of Community IPM at the NYSIPM Program at Cornell University, Dr. Gangloff-Kaufmann leads a team of specialists in promoting awareness and sustainable solutions to urban and public health pest issues, including ticks. Jody has been an entomologist and IPM Specialist for over 20 years, working closely with local government officials, Cooperative Extension educators, professionals and the public to encourage the adoption of integrated pest management. IPM is an effective approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices that reduce risks to human health and the environment.

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Discovering Long Island's Owls
Stella Miller, Conservation, Education and Outreach Manager, WBU
July 16, 2021 at 7pm

Owls are charismatic and beloved birds that just happen to be formidable and skilled hunters. Stella will discuss the various owls that call Long Island home in this program as well as the amazing adaptations that make them such remarkable predators. We’ll also touch on some of the legends and lore that surround this group of raptors.

About the speaker: Stella Miller is the former president of Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon, a position she held for over ten years. Since 2006, Stella has spearheaded various conservation initiatives which included designing a native demonstration garden at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. She is also the co-founder of the Preserve Plum Island Coalition, a coalition of over 100 organizations.While at Audubon she coordinated habitat restoration projects in three local preserves with her volunteer group, the Habitat Heroes. Believing in the critical need to form collaborations and build bridges, she worked with other community organizations as well as stakeholders on a state, county and town level, in order to protect our natural areas.

She is a recipient of the Norman Stotz Award for Outstanding Chapter Leadership, awarded by Audubon New York, was honored as one of the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s “Top Advocates for Historic Preservation and Education” for her dedication to preserving Long Island’s natural history and in 2016 was recognized by the Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce for her work on behalf of Audubon.

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Jamaica Bay-an Urban Oasis
Don Riepe, President-Littoral Society NE Chapter
July 29, 2021 at 7pm

Don has been working with birds, plants, management issues, and wildlife around Jamaica Bay for over 40 years. This presentation contains a variety of wildlife in an urban setting and how we have been creatively managing for them. Over 340 species of birds, 108 species of finfish, 70 species of butter- flies, and 600 species of moths have been found in the bay either as breeding, migrating through, overwintering, or accidentally spending time in the area. His talk will include a long-standing raptor management marsh restoration project, terrapin research, marine debris removal, and unique photos of birds and wildlife living within the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens in NYC.


About the speaker: Don Riepe retired in 2003 from the National Park Service, where he worked as a naturalist, ranger, and manager of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in NYC. Currently, he is employed as Jamaica Bay Guardian and Director of the Northeast Chapter for the American Littoral Society. Don has written many articles on natural history subjects and his photographs have been published in many journals including Scientific American, National Wildlife, Audubon, Defenders, Underwater Naturalist, Parade, and The New York Times. He has an MS in Natural Resources Management from the University of New Hampshire and has taught a course in Wildlife Management at St. John’s University. A long time member of the Port Authority’s Bird Hazard Task Force, he also serves on the advisory board of NYC Audubon and is co-chair of the Jamaica Bay Task Force.

Space is limited. Register via this link.