Asheville, North Carolina
Chris Jaquette and Simon Thompson
We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
Asheville, North Carolina
10 Crispin Court, Suite D 102
Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: (828) 687-9433
Fax: (828) 676-0838
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Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sun - Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
So, what seed are we carrying in our WBU store?
Well, to start with, how about some bird seed? Years ago, before I "saw the light", I used to buy regular "grocery store" seed. After buying some seed at our local WBU store a few years ago, I discovered that all bird seed is not created equal. (Then we bought the store!) We stock an excellent selection of seed and mixed seed blends. Here you can see Black Oil Sunflower Seeds (yellow bag), Sunflower Chips (green bag in right foreground) and Safflower (pale blue bag). We'll talk a little more about them later.
As well as buying seed in 20 lb bags, you can also pick up our convenient 5 lb and 10lb bags. Each bag can easily be resealed to keep the seed fresh.
Here's a list of all the seed and seed blends that we stock in our store.
Black Oil Sunflower Seed - very popular with most birds and a good base to all good quality seed blends
Safflower Seed - a "problem solver" and not that popular with grackles or even squirrels (not all of them!)
Nutrasaff Safflower Seed is new and has a thinner coat than the regular Safflower Seed and a higher protein content- come by and try it out!
Sunflower Chips (hearts) - great for apartment living or for decks- there are no shells to drop below the feeders to cause a mess on your deck. Again, a very popular seed for most birds. This is also available finely ground for use in Finch Feeders. Bluebirds love it!
Thistle (Nyjer) Seed - Imported from India and THE seed for American Goldfinches and Pine Siskins. Best fresh (like all of our seed) and used in special thistle feeders.
Peanuts (in shells)- The Blue Jays, nuthatches and yes, squirrels just love 'em.
Peanut Splits - tasty......and used as part of a blend or in a special peanut feeder. Very popular with the aforementioned birds as well as Tufted Titmice, Carolina Chickadees and all of our woodpeckers.
Deluxe Blend is for tubes and WBU Supreme wooden feeders, and is designed to feed the birds at the feeder, while also feeding birds on the ground. (Black oil, striped oil, millet)
Supreme Blend is for tubes and any wooden feeder, and is designed to feed just the birds at the feeder with little spillage on the ground. (Black oil, striped oil, Safflower and Sunflower chips)
Choice Blend is our most popular blend here in Asheville. Maybe it's the peanuts that do it, but like the Supreme blend above, this can be used in almost every feeder. (Black oil, striped oil, Safflower and Sunflower chips AND Peanut splits)
No-Mess Blend is similar to our Sunflower Chips, but also includes peanuts splits and some millet - all hulled to produce "No-Mess". The NC Arboretum here in Asheville uses this seed almost exclusively.
No-Mess Blend without Millet. This has no millet seed- just a blend of sunflower hearts and peanuts. This is also available in 10lb and 5lb bags so come and try out this great blend.
Finch Mix is a blend of thistle and finely chopped sunflower chips and is a great alternative to plain thistle seed
Three additional blends feature a wide range of nuts and are designed to feed larger birds:
Chopped Nut Mix is a blend of peanuts, almonds, cashews, pecans, brazil nuts, pistachios, macadamia nuts and hazelnuts - all chopped finely enough to fit in any tube feeder. This shelled blend will serve any bird's appetite without making a mess, but is a favorite blend for chickadees, titmice, woodpeckers, and nuthatches.
Tree Nutty is like "bird granola" and has peanuts, sunflower hearts, striped sunflower seed, cashews, almonds and some corn - it is immensely popular with the birds at our feeder.
Wildlife Blend is designed for ground feeding as it is comprised of peanuts in the shells, corn, striped sunflower seed and peanut splits. This is perfect for Wild Turkeys, Squirrels (!), deer and the like.