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.

Hummingbirds

Fun Facts About Hummingbirds

  • There are 18 hummingbird species in North America. Hummingbirds are found no where else in the world except the New World (North, Central, and South America.)
  • There are over 325 species of hummingbirds, making them the second largest bird family in the world, second only to flycatchers.
  • Hummingbirds weigh 1/10th of an ounce; about the weight of a penny.
  • Hummingbirds’ brains are about the size of a BB.
  • Hummingbirds’ hearts are larger proportionally to their body than any other bird or mammal.
  • Hummingbirds have such underdeveloped legs that they are unable to walk well.
  • A mother hummingbird weighs only about eight times more than her egg.
  • Hummingbirds lay the world’s smallest bird egg.
  • Hummingbirds generally lay two eggs, each about the size of a blueberry.
  • Hummingbirds learn to associate flower colors, like red, with food. They do not have an innate preference for red.
  • They drink nectar from plants and sugar water from feeders.
  • Hummingbirds lap up nectar with their long tongues. There is a groove on either side of the tongue that creates a capillary action to help draw the nectar up the tongue and into the mouth during the lapping action.
  • While lapping up nectar, Hummingbirds can move their tongues in and out of their bill at a rate of up to 12 times a second.

Attract these living jewels to your yard. We have the best hummingbird feeders made - and they are made here in the USA and carry a lifetime warranty.

 


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
Mary, Paul and Rebecca - Certified Birdfeeding Specialists