London, Ontario

Norm & Marilyn Morton

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

London, Ontario

502 Springbank Drive
London, ON N6J 1G8

Phone: (519) 657-0745
Fax: (519) 657-1324
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Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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How to Attract: Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are found in most habitats across North America, including backyards with lots of flowers. Offering nectar feeders (using a 4:1 water:sugar ratio) and nectar -producing plants (see link below)will help you maximize the number of hummingbirds that visit your yard. Their metabolism is so fast that they can burn 1 to 3 times their body weight in food everyday! By having a hummingbird feeder, you can provide the much-needed energy that hummingbirds require, especially during migration (May and September).

Despite popular belief, hummingbirds do not feed by sucking up nectar with their bills; instead, they actually lap it up with their tongues. They feed by dipping their forked, open-grooved tongues into nectar at up to 12
times a second! These grooves create a capillary action which draws the nectar up the tongue and into the mouth with every lapping action. In order to reach nectar at the base of long flower tubes, hummingbirds can extend their tongues past their bill about a distance equal to the length of the bill.

Download our brochure on Attracting Hummingbirds with Nectar.

The Ontario Hummingbird Project

Participate in the Ontario Hummingbird Project, which tracks the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the spring as well as records numbers seen at feeders throughout the season. The OHP also bands hummingbirds to better understand their migration routes and define the northern limits of their breeding range. Visit their website to learn more about the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, and find out which native plants attract hummingbirds to your yard!

WBU Basic Hummingbird Feeder     WBU Basic Hummingbird Feeder

Designed to appeal to hummingbirds, this feeder allows them to hover or perch while feeding. Bees can't access the nectar solution, and the built-in ant moat deters ants. The feeder is easy to clean, and the nectar solution recipe is printed on the underside of the lid! Comes with our lifetime guarantee. Available in two sizes, larger size pictured to the right.      

  

 

WBU Decorative Window Feeder  

Our Decorative Window Feeder brings the birds in for a closer view! Watch their tongues lap up the food through the transparent base. It is the only window hummingbird feeder that contains an ant moat, which has the option of becoming detached. Also has a lifetime guarantee.

WBU Decorative Window Feeder

Decorative Glass Hummingbird Feeders 

Beautiful decorative hand-made feeders made out of recycled glass bottles. We have a wide selection of hanging feeders, and stake feeders that can be placed among flowers in the garden.

ParaSol Glass Hanging Feeders

Kitras Art Glass

These decorative hand-blown glass feeders are made locally in Fergus! Support our local businesses by attracting hummingbirds with these brightly coloured feeders available in several sizes and colours.

Kitras Art Glass Blue feeder

   

 

Accessories & Options:

 

WBU Nectar:
Offer your hummingbirds (and orioles) our nectar solution and watch them lap it up. Our nectar provides the high calories these birds need! It contains no dyes or additives,and it's easy to mix.

Nectar Port Brush:
Use a nectar port brush to keep your feeder clean and presentable for hummingbirds. It is important to clean your feeder every time you refill it (about every 2 - 4 days).

 

 

Trap-It Ant Moat

Ant Moat:
Hang this Ant Moat between your existing hummingbird feeder and the hook it is suspended from. Keep crawling insects from clogging up the nectar ports so your hummingbirds can feed in peace!