We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
Vintage Oaks at Novato,
104 Vintage Way, Suite A-7
Novato, CA 94945
Phone: (415) 893-0500
Fax: (415) 893-0511
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Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Located between Macy's Furniture/BevMo and Pier 1.
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Local photo by S. Hunt
Bark Butter is a spreadable, peanut-flavored suet carefully formulated to attract the widest variety of birds with the most convenience and the least mess. While many of our common nut and seed-eating birds will love Bark Butter – birds like woodpeckers, chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, and jays – this food is also one of your best options for attracting something new to your feeders. We have had several customers report otherwise uncommon feeder visitors such as Townsend's and Yellow-rumped warblers, bushtits, and northern flickers on Bark Butter, as well as occasional reports of various highly unexpected birds.
Overall, Bark Butter has already attracted over 130 species of birds across North America, over 60 of which are found in the North Bay. More species are still being added – our customers have already added five to the countrywide list and we're not done yet. Check out our list of locally found birds that have been seen eating Bark Butter, and let us know if any more need to be added!
If you don't have a convenient local Wild Birds Unlimited store, you can also find Bark Butter in our online shop.
Chestnut-backed Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch and Downy Woodpecker - Local Photo by Doug Cook
Townsend's Warbler on Bark Butter Suet Cake - Local Photo by Theresa Fisher
Downy Woodpecker on recycled plastic Bark Butter feeder
Hermit Warbler on Bark Butter (feeder not even required!) - Local Photo by Olivia Werblin
Another Way to Offer Bark Butter
Bark Butter Bits feature the classic Bark Butter formula in small nuggets which can be offered in open tray feeders, small cup feeders, mesh peanut feeders, or mixed in with seed in typical seed feeders. You can also toss a few on the ground for ground-feeding birds. Suet nuggets are also available in a squirrel- and rodent-proof hot pepper version.