We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
1302 West Broadway,
(at Birch) FREE PARKING IN REAR
Vancouver, BC V6H 1H2
Phone: (604) 736-2676
Fax: (604) 736-5419
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Mon - Fri: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
These tiny birds use so much energy flying that they can eat double their weight in nectar and insects each day.
Despite popular belief, hummingbirds do not suck up nectar with their bills. They actually lap it up with their tongues. While dipping their grooved tongues into nectar sources at up to 12 times a second, the nectar is drawn up and into their mouth each and every time.
You can help them keep their energy level up and attract them to your yard by offering them a nectar solution. Mix four parts water and one part ordinary table sugar to create the perfect nectar solution. Example: (4 cups of water, 1 cup of sugar)
Change the nectar and wash your feeder in hot water every three to four days (more often in hot weather). If you have a WBU Hummingbird Feeder, simply place it in the top rack of your dishwasher for easy cleaning.
If you plan to store nectar in the refrigerator, boil the water first before creating and storing your nectar solution.
Never add red food coloring, honey or artificial sweeteners to the solution.
These birds are quite bold, too, so place your feeder close to the house so you can catch all the action!
With our Decorative Window Hummingbird Feeder, only a window pane stands between you and "the jewels of nature" — hummingbirds. This feeder is easily mounted to any window with two suction cups, and its clear bottom allows you to see hummingbirds quickly lap up the nectar solution. The Decorative Window Hummingbird Feeder features three feeding stations and a moat that, when filled with water, will keep ants and other crawling insects out of the feeder. It's also easy to clean and comes with a lifetime warranty (even if it falls to the ground).
It is important to keep you hummingbird feeders clean to prevent mold from growing. If you are not able to clean the feeder every week we recommend trying Feeder Fresh Nectar Defender. A safe naturally occurring micro nutrient for better bird health. Naturally prevents spoilage for several weeks. 1 tsp for 1 1/3 cup of nectar.
Kathleen correctly identifies all 4 images in the What's that bird contest.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest. Watch in store for our next bird challenge
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