Spotlight: Wild Birds Unlimited, Buckingham

Hummingbirds are here! Spring is upon us and that means the return of the hummingbirds…one of nature’s jewels!

The Ruby Throated Hummingbird generally spends the winter in Central America, Mexico and Florida. They migrate to Canada and other parts of Eastern North America for the summer to breed. 

Hummingbirds can fly up to 60 miles an hour, but typically about 30-45 mph. Did you know they are the only birds that can fly backwards and upside down? They lay the smallest bird egg in the world in a golf ball size nest, usually producing two broods a year.

Hummingbirds eat about every 10 minutes. They drink nectar from plants and sugar water from feeders, lapping up the nectar with their long tongues.  

You can provide sugar water in a nectar feeder by combining four parts water to one part white sugar. They eat insects and insect eggs on the ground and in trees. Their choice of preferred flowers are salvia, trumpet creeper, bee balm, thistle petunia and jewelweed. 

Wild Birds Unlimited is fully stocked with a wide variety of Nectar Feeders in all shapes and sizes, glass and plastic, hanging, staked, and window mounted. We also offer ant moats (although some are already built-in), nectar brushes/sponges and nectar concentrate/powder.  

Not sure where or how to start…FeederScaping services are available. Bird Walks are held the third Sunday of every month, just e-mail Lisa for more information,

Online ordering is available at – all orders over $75 ship free w/in 150 miles. Local delivery is available on our 20# bags.

Just e-mail your order above for the freshest and finest bird seed available. Or stop in the store.

We are located on Route 202 between Doylestown and Peddlers Village. Proud sponsor of the Rare Air Exhibit at the Michener Museum starting May 13th!

PHOTO CAP: Lisa Mergen with Hummingbird Feeders in full display at Wild Birds Unlimited, Buckingham

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