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.

Make a Splash

During the hot and often dry conditions that make up the “dog days of summer," you will be doing yourself and your birds a big favor by providing them with a reliable source of water.

Water is very important to birds. Whether they are feeder visitors or not, birds need water. Offering a dependable source of water is probably the simplest and most important step you can take to greatly increase the variety of birds in your yard.

It can also significantly increase your enjoyment of your birds by allowing you to watch their often comical antics as they drink, bathe and preen.

However, as entertaining as it is for us, water (or the lack thereof) can be deadly serious for birds. Birds must be ready to fly at all times, and bathing is a critical part of feather maintenance and staying in top-flight condition.

Water is also vitally important when it's extremely hot and a bird’s ability to regulate its body temperature can become stressed. Birds do not sweat and must remove excess body heat through their respiratory system. So when temperatures rise, a bird's respiration rate increases, sometimes to the point that it can be seen panting like a dog. This activity dehydrates birds and increases their need for a reliable source of water to replace lost fluids.

So, while the addition of a bird bath, fountain or mister to your yard can supply hours of enjoyable bird watching entertainment for you, it may also be providing a lifesaving necessity.

 

How to Attract Birds with Water

 

 

 

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