CT Audubon Society holds spring bird seed sale

The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield is offering all bird seed for sale at a 20% discount on Saturday, April 8.

Bird feeding in the spring provides the supplemental nourishment birds need to recover from their travels. If migrating birds arrive at well-stocked feeders to “re-fuel,” they will not only stay for the summer, but will probably return next spring. The backyard where they raise their young will be their destination when they return the following year.

What to put on the menu for your feeders? Sunflower is the most beneficial seed a bird can eat because of its protein content. Besides sunflower, mixed seed blends, nyjer and mealworms are all springtime favorites, as is no-melt suet which is a great energy source.

The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield Nature Store offers a wide selection of seed for attracting the greatest variety of birds to your feeder. Along with knowledgeable staff to provide guidance on seed choice and feeder selection, the store has everything you need to enjoy backyard birding — from squirrel-resistant feeders to hooks, poles baffles and field guides. Bird walks and talks are also offered year round.

The Center at Fairfield Nature Store, located at 2325 Burr Street, is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call the Center at Fairfield, 203-259-6305, ext. 109, or visit ctaudubon.org/center-at-fairfield, to obtain a pre-order form. To ensure adequate supplies are available, ordering in advance is strongly recommended.

Female and male American goldfinches at a feeder. — CT Audubon Society photo.

Female and male American goldfinches at a feeder. — CT Audubon Society photo.

 

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