Columbia, South Carolina

Diane and Brian Welte

Diane and Brian Welte

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

Columbia, South Carolina

The Village at Sandhill,
130-3 Forum Drive
Columbia, SC 29229

Phone: (803) 736-4810
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Stop in and visit us - we're near the Bi-Lo in the Village at Sandhill.

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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.

I have a bald bird at my feeders - is something wrong?

"Bald-headed birds" are often seen in late summer. Usually it is Blue Jays, Northern Cardinals or Common Grackles with a complete lack of feathers on their heads. While the rest of the bird's body looks normal, a completely bald bird certainly raises curiosity.

The most likely explanation for the baldness is an abnormal replacement of all the head feathers (molting) at the same time. Others may include environmental or nutritional factors, feather mites or lice.

There is also some anecdotal evidence that, in some cases, a simultaneous molt of all the head feathers may just be a normal occurrence for a very small percentage of individual birds.

Whatever the cause, bird banding studies show most birds recover from their period of baldness within a few weeks, and that birds recaptured in succeeding years often show no re-occurrence of this unusual molting.

Bald Cardinal



We've joined social media with a Facebook page and hope you'll find and "Like" us on Facebook! Click on the image above (or click here) to find us on Facebook - or you can search Facebook and find us as "Wild Birds Unlimited of Columbia, SC - Northeast".

"Like" us and we'll work to bring you enlightening and fun information about our local birds and birding in general, and help you connect with others who also enjoy the great hobby of backyard bird feeding! 

Enjoy (and Feed) Your Birds!

It is our goal for you to have the best possible experience from your birdfeeding hobby. Backyard birdfeeding is the most relaxing, fulfilling, educational and enjoyable hobby that anyone, young or old, can enjoy.

At Wild Birds Unlimited, in The Village at Sandhill (northeast Columbia, SC),we aren’t just a birdseed store. We are Your Backyard Birdfeeding Specialist®, here to help bring you, your family, and nature together.

We strive to provide a great experience for you - whether you're visiting our store or browsing our website. Please take your time, and explore all the nooks and crannies of the website.  We update it regularly with current nature information, store events, helpful hints for attracting birds to your yard, and new items in the store.  Enjoy!

We also hope you'll stop by the store often to tell us about your birds, and recent events in your backyard.

Diane and Brian Welte, Owners
Ann, Mary, Paul and Rebecca - Certified Birdfeeding Specialists