Reno, Nevada | Reno (South), NV | Sparks, NV

Carmel Ruiz-Hilton

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

Reno, Nevada

Moana Nursery,
1100 West Moana Lane
Reno, NV 89509

Phone: (775) 825-0600
Fax: (775) 825-9359
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Additional Website:
Visit our other website

Comments:
Visit Store Manager: Evan Pearson; Bird Experts: Carmel Ruiz-Hilton, Lisa Braginton, Jon Bruyn


Reno (South), Nevada

Moana Nursery,
11301 South Virginia Street
Reno (South), NV 89511

Phone: (775) 853-1319
Fax: (775) 853-0467
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Additional Website:
Visit our other website

Comments:
Visit Store Managers: Michael Roth, Kelly Miler plus Bird Experts: Carmel Ruiz-Hilton, Steve Packer


Sparks, Nevada

Moana Nursery,
7655 Pyramid Highway
Sparks, NV 89436

Phone: (775) 425-4300
Fax: (775) 425-4340
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Additional Website:
Visit our other website

Comments:
Visit Store Managers: Brad Hunter & Richard Rivas; Bird Experts: Carmel Ruiz-Hilton & Michelle Gilmore

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We can show you how to turn your yard into a birdfeeding habitat that brings song, color and life to your home.
 
High Desert Bird of the Month
 
Dark-eyed Junco
 
 
 

 

BOM :  Dark-eyed Junco

Scientific name : Junco hyemalis

 

How to identify:  The Dark-eyed Junco is a medium-sized sparrow with a rounded head, a short, stout bill and a fairly long, conspicuous tail. Juncos vary across the country, but in general they're dark gray or brown birds brightened up by a pink bill and white outer tail feathers that periodically flash open, particularly in flight.

 

Habitat:  Dark-eyed Juncos breed in coniferous or mixed-coniferous forests across Canada, the western U.S., and in the Appalachians. During winter you'll find them in open woodlands, fields, parks, roadsides, and backyards.

 

Where to find one: Dark-eyed Juncos are birds of the ground. They hop around the bases of trees and shrubs in forests or venture out onto lawns looking for fallen seeds. You'll often hear their high chip notes, given almost absent-mindedly while foraging, or intensifying as they take short, low flights through cover.

 

How to attract one to your yard:  Dark-eyed Juncos are primarily seed-eaters, with seeds of chickweed, buckwheat, sorrel, and the like making up about 75% of their year-round diet. At feeders they seem to prefer millet over sunflower seeds. During the breeding season, Dark-eyed Juncos also eat insects including beetles, moths, butterflies, caterpillars, ants, wasps, and flies.

 

Interesting fact:  The Dark-eyed Junco is one of the most common birds in North America and can be found across the continent, from Alaska to Mexico, from California to New York. A recent estimate set the junco's total population at approximately 630 million individuals

 

For more information on Dark-eyed Juncos, visit one of the three Moana Nursery store locations:  1100 W. Moana Ln. & 11301 S. Virginia St., Reno and 7644 Pyramid Hwy., Sparks. 

 

Carmel Ruiz-Hilton is Manager of Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shops at Moana Nursery in Reno/Sparks

 
 
Your Backyard Counts!
 
Take Part in the Great Backyard Bird Count: 
 
February 17-20, 2017

When you feed birds in your backyard, it shows that you value having a daily relationship with nature and that you are willing to take action to foster it.
Like many of us, if you have been feeding birds for a while...you probably have a reputation. Your friends, neighbors and relatives likely see you as a person who loves nature, and they value your willingness to share the enjoyment of "your" backyard birds at a moment's notice.
Your hobby and your backyard truly count as things that bring you joy and are important to you.
The Great Backyard Bird Count gives you the opportunity to make them count even more than ever by participating in this annual event which links citizens with scientists in an effort to collect important data about backyard birds.
The GBBC is a joint project of Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society and is sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited. It takes place each February. Count the birds in your backyard, and then simply report the information online at http://gbbc.birdcount.org/.
Your information becomes part of an extensive data base that is analyzed by scientists to better understand important trends in bird populations, range expansions, habitat changes and shifts in migration patterns.
Make your backyard count even more for the birds when you participate in this year's GBBC. And to ensure the birds all show up to be counted, visit our store for the widest variety of great bird food products!
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Lahontan Audubon Society
 
Saturday, February 4
9:00am
Field Trip - Virginia Lake
 
Saturday, February 11
9:30am
Stillwater NWR Tour
 
Tuesday, February 21
4:00pm
Birds & Books Reading Group
 
Thursday, February 23
6:30pm
Nature Night Photography Exhibit
 
Saturday, February 25
9:00am
Field trip - Annual Riverview Park Winter Bird Trip
 
Tuesday, February 28
6:30pm
Birds, Mammals and Reptiles of Tanzania, by Tom & Ann Howell - Program Meeting
 
 
Nature Happenings
 

* Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb. 17 - 20, www.birdsource.org/gbbc 
 
* Feb. 1 - 29: Project FeederWatch continues 
 
* Feb. 2: Groundhog Day 
 
* Feb. 7: Full Moon, Feb. 21: New Moon 
 
* February is National Bird Feeding Month 
 
* Unfrozen, fresh water ensures survival; keep heated bird baths plugged in. 
 
* Red-shafted Northern Flickers, our largest woodpecker, begin drilling holes for spring nesting
* Put up a "flicker" specific nest box to provide a much-needed nesting habitat and to deter them from entering your attic. 
 
* Bluebirds are searching for nesting cavities or nest boxes. Insects and berries can be scarce; offer mealworms, dried fruit, sunflower chips and more. 
 
* English House Sparrows and House Finches begin early nesting activity. * Black Bear cubs are born at the beginning of the month. 
 
* Time to put up a bird house or clean your existing ones. 
 
* Owls are the earliest nesters after beginning courtship in December and January. Listen for their nightly courtship serenades.