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

Comments:
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.

How to Attract Bluebirds

APS Nest Box Set Up

Habitat

The Midlands of South Carolina are home to the very beautiful Eastern Bluebirds. Males sport striking blue backs and wings with a rust colored breast. Bluebirds prefer open spaces with few trees like suburban lawns, golf courses and parks. They use nest boxes, and they can be attracted to feeders with mealworms (particularly live ones!) and Bark Butter.

Recommended Housing

To entice bluebirds to nest in your yard, we recommend using the Wild Birds Unlimited Bluebird House. Officially approved by the North American Bluebird Society, this house provides protection from weather and extreme temperatures and features the proper dimensions and other amenities bluebirds desire. In addition, the roof opens for viewing eggs and babies, and the side opens for easy cleaning. Available in durable wood or recycled plastic.

Using the Wild Birds Unlimited Advanced Pole System®, place the house at a safe, desired height of about five feet. This height is optimum for bluebirds, and it allows you to easily peek in to monitor their progress raising their young.

Use the Wild Birds Unlimited Raccoon Baffle to prevent squirrels, raccoons, snakes or other predators from getting to the nest.

A portal protector prevents other birds from making the entry hole larger than the size preferred by bluebirds. 

Recommended Foods

To attract the most bluebirds to your feeders, we recommend offering mealworms, Jim’s Birdacious® Bark Butter® and Bark Butter Bits. We carry a variety of feeders that you can use to offer these foods to your birds.

Mealworms are ideal for providing the necessary protein and nutrients to adult bluebirds and their babies. Live mealworms are definitely preferred; dried mealworms are also eagerly eaten by these beautiful birds.

Jim’s Birdacious Bark Butter is the perfect blend of protein and fat, and it will keep them going regardless of the weather.

Bark Butter Bits contain calcium and may support healthier bones and eggs for mother birds and their babies.

Mealworms

Mealworms
Birds Love Them

Jim's Birdacious Bark Butter

Jim's Birdacious Bark Butter
A WBU Exclusive

Bark Butter Bits 

Jim's Birdacious Bark Butter Bits
A WBU Exclusive

 

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