London, Ontario

Norm & Marilyn Morton

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

London, Ontario

502 Springbank Drive
London, ON N6J 1G8

Phone: (519) 657-0745
Fax: (519) 657-1324
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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How to Attract:American GoldfinchesWBU American Goldfinch

American Goldfinches are perhaps one of the most abundant feeder birds, and are very easy to attract. These small, energetic birds love to eat a specific type of seed called nyjer, which is related to our native thistle plant. 

Not only is it a popular summer bird because of its bright yellow and black plumage, but its lively behaviour makes it very entertaining to watch. Goldfinches are nomadic and move around in flocks. It has been reported that as many as 25 to 100 different goldfinches can visit your feeder in a day!

In the fall and winter, male goldfinches lose their bright yellow colour and turn a drab brown similar to the females. Goldfinches will come to nyjer feeders year-round in our area. Download our brochure on Feeding Goldfinches, with fun facts and tips on how to keep the seed fresh.

 Goldfinches like to eat:

 

WBU Nyjer Seed

Nyjer

WBU Sunflower Chips

Sunflower Chips

 

 

 Feeders for Goldfinches:

WBU Finch Feeder with GoldfinchesWBU Quick-Clean Finch Feeder

Our signature Finch feeders are designed specifically for nyjer (thistle) seed, and come in a variety of sizes. They feature a removeable-base for easy cleaning, which keeps the feeder clean so the seed stays fresher. These feeders also carry our famous lifetime guarantee, which means that your feeder is covered for any damage.

  WBU Quick Clean Removable Base            

 

 

WBU Mesh Feeder

One of the most entertaining things about Goldfinches is their ability to hang upside down as they feed! With a mesh feeder, the Goldfinches are free to feed in whichever position they wish. A benefit to this feeder is that it limits it to only Goldfinches; other birds such as sparrows are not as comfortable to cling as they feed. Add on a tray to catch any falling seeds or shells. This feeder also carries our Lifetime Warranty.

WBU Mesh Finch Feeder with Goldfinches

Nyjer Sock

Similar to the Mesh Feeder, except that a Nyjer Sock is made out of cloth material. Fill with nyjer, pull the drawstring closed, and hang from a tree branch or hook. The Goldfinches love to cling upside down and sideways to feed! Available in several sizes.

WBU Nyjer Sock with Goldfinches
   

 

         Accessories & Options:

 

WBU Weather Guard on Finch Feeder

Weather Guards:

Our Weather Guards sit on the lid of a WBU Finch Feeder to protect the seed inside from getting wet. This helps to keep the seed fresher for longer, which means happier Goldfinches!

WBU Feeder Fresh Bottle

 

Feeder Fresh:

Keep your feeders healthy and the seed dry with this absorptive silica-based granule. It's non-toxic and completely safe for the birds.