We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
2510 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97405
Phone: (541) 844-1788
Fax: (541) 844-1732
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Mon - Wed: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thurs - Thurs: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun - Sun: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eugene's Wild Bird and Nature Experts... Call us about monthly seminars, bird walks, and any wild bird questions...we're all about the birds!
Spring is a much anticipated time when we hope to glimpse these smallest of our backyard-winged visitors. Hummingbirds are some of the most anticipated birds to visit our yards. And why not? These littlest jewels of the backyard have some of the biggest personalities.
Hummingbirds are small, weighing 1/10th of an ounce; about the weight of a penny. They also lay the world’s smallest bird egg; about the size of a blueberry, or the shape and size of a coffee bean.
For such a little bird, hummingbirds can be very feisty and aggressive when defending their territories; which includes nectar feeders. Multiple feeders, spread throughout your yard, will encourage more hummingbirds to visit and keep bullies at bay. The more feeders you offer and the more spread out they are, the more difficult it is for a protective hummingbird to defend all the feeders. Others, like females or even juveniles, will be able to eat more often, perhaps staying longer to feed or rest at feeders.
Speaking of feeders, these little birds have big appetites. Hummingbirds eat about every ten minutes and their diet is not made up entirely of nectar. They spend more than 25% of their time foraging for small spiders and insects to obtain essential amino acids and other nutrients.
Hummingbirds use their bill and not their tongue to catch prey while they forage near the ground and in trees. They love spiders and spider eggs and keep an eye out for small flying insects like midges, fruit flies and gnats. They also check leaves and branches for leaf hoppers, aphids and even the occasional small caterpillar.
Our little hummingbirds are deceptively big on speed. They often seem to explode away from a feeder like a dragster. They typically fly at 30-45 miles per hour (48-72 kph), but can fly up to 60 mph (96 kph). They can even hover and are the only birds able to regularly fly backwards and even occasionally upside down. They can do this because of an extremely mobile shoulder joint.
Be a seasonally savvy bird feeder by installing multiple hummingbird nectar feeders around your yard to draw in these little birds with the big personalities. Visit our store and we'll help you pick out everything you need to attract hummingbirds to your backyard.
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Hand-made Felt Bird Ornaments by Tanya Harvey
Gemstone Jewelry by ThunderStar
Ceramic Bird-decorated Hearts by Patricia Donohue
Locally-made Redwood Suet Feeder by Eric Zemper
Rusty Bird Branches, Birds and Trellises
Bird Baths from Simple to Decorative
Colorful, hand-blown glass Hummingbird Feeders
These feeders just arrived to attract your neighborhood hummingbirds.
Wild Birds Unlimited is known for providing an engaging shopping experience for our customers. It is even more rewarding being behind the counter! Our staff enjoys interacting with the community, learning more about nature and meeting wonderful people — our customers.
We are seeking a part-time WEEKEND Sales Teammate with superb retail and service skills. Our teammates work together helping customers, advising them on how to solve issues, and opening and receiving products... all to bring our mission to life: “We Bring People and Nature Together®…And We Do It With Excellence!” To that end, we provide training with regard to backyard bird feeding, bird watching and product knowledge.
Wild Birds Unlimited in Eugene is one of the stores in the first and largest franchise system of retail stores catering to backyard nature enthusiasts in North America. "We Bring People and Nature Together" is our mission and the very heart of our mission. From the day we opened the doors in Eugene, OR, our goal has been to provide quality products, service, expertise and a engaging shopping experience. You too could work at a Wild Birds Unlimited store and help customers bring nature into their own backyard and lives!