We couldn’t have had a successful 2019 without the help of our loyal customers like YOU so we are giving back with the help of special sponsors like Brome Bird Care, HummBug, Songbird Essentials, and MANY more! You may earn entries now through December 24th. If your name is drawn you will get to pick a special present from under our tree. Prizes will be drawn daily on Facebook Live December 1st through December 25th. We’re giving away top of the line squirrel resistant feeders, binoculars, hummingbird feeders, and so much more.
How to earn entries:
For every $50.00 spent at Songbird Station now through December 24th, you will gain an entry into the drawing.
Watch our Facebook or Twitter pages for code words. When you visit Songbird Station and mention the code word you will gain another entry into the drawing.
Give to charity. We will be collecting monetary donations for the University of Missouri Raptor Rehabilitation Project. You will gain one (1) entry for every $10.00 donated.
So what’s holding you back? Stop in or call for more details. (573) 446-5941
Attracting Birds | August 13, 2019
Its Hummingbird Season All Summer Long
Hummingbirds had a slow
start making their grand appearance to central Missouri this year due to the
late winter but they have been frequent visitors to our feeders since early
Although the summer heat
is still lingering we will soon begin to see hummingbirds begin to make their
great southern migration.
Now is prime time to put out new feeders, or refresh existing, to ensure our migrating friends have a constant nectar source.
Tips for Attracting
Have your feeders out by early August.
Hang your feeder in a partially shaded area to
ensure nectar stays fresh and lasts longer.
Monitor your feeders. Hummers, especially males, can be very
territorial and take claim to their favorite feeder. If you notice this
happening be sure to hang more feeders for the less dominant.
Clean feeders weekly. Be sure to use a port-brush to clean the small,
hard to reach, places.
Nectar gives Hummingbirds a source of energy but
they also need protein. Try hanging a banana peel, this will attract tasty,
protein-rich fruit flies that hummers love. Avoid pesticides in your
flowerbeds as hummers get their protein from small insects.
Hummingbirds will begin
their southern migration in early August and should move out of central
Missouri by late October. Send us your photos of Hummingbirds migrating, we may feature it on