We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
3350 N. Union Blvd.,
(NE Corner of Union Blvd & Templeton Gap Rd)
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Phone: (719) 596-1819
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Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
If you'd like help identifying a new bird to your backyard, please click on the link "Online Bird Identification Tool" above. It's a great resource we're offering customers and visitors to our website. Happy Birding!
Spring is a much anticipated time for our smallest winged visitors. And why not? These littlest jewels of the backyard have some of the biggest personalities. For such a little bird, hummingbirds can be very feisty and aggressive when defending their territories; which includes nectar feeders. This is especially noticeable from July to September during their southern migration when they need lots of energy. The more feeders you offer and the more spread out they are, the more difficult it is for a protective hummingbird to defend all the feeders - meaning others, like females or even juveniles, will be able to eat more often, perhaps staying longer to feed or rest at feeders.
These little birds have big appetites. Hummingbirds eat about every ten minutes and spend more than 25% of their time foraging for small spiders and insects to obtain essential amino acids and other nutrients. They love spiders and spider eggs and also keep an eye out for small flying insects like midges, fruit flies and gnats. Nectar from feeders provides them with a quick boost of essential energy and is especially important in early spring when many flowers and insects are not yet abundant.
Our little hummingbirds are deceptively big on speed. They often seem to explode away from a feeder like a dragster and perform elaborate swooping and diving aerial courtship displays. They typically fly at 30-45 miles per hour (48-72 kph), but can fly up to 60 mph (96 kph)!
Get the attention of one of nature's most mesmerizing creatures with our WBU Hummingbird Feeders. These specially designed feeders have a built-in ant moat that keeps bugs out, and feeding ports that prevent rain water from diluting the nectar solution. They are easy to hang or pole-mount (great for windy locations), and are easy to clean (top shelf dishwasher safe).
Filled with useful information and illustrated with more than 800 images and 180 maps, The Joy of Bird Feeding is the essential guide for anyone who loves to feed the birds. Jim Carpenter, founder and president of Wild Birds Unlimited, shares a lifetime of bird feeding passion and experience, answers common hobby problems and provides fun bird feeding activities to share with family and friends.