Tulsa, Oklahoma

Deborah & Ronnie Early

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

Tulsa, Oklahoma

KingsPointe Village Shopping Center,
5960 S. Yale Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74135

Phone: (918) 477-7408
Fax: (866) 573-9234
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: Closed

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We are located between Pei Wei and Hideaway Pizza in the KingsPointe Shopping Village at 61st and Yale. We look forward to meeting you. Now you can check us out on Facebook!

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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.

HummingbirdIt's a Sweet Month to Feed the Birds

Spring migration is underway, and a countless number of birds are heading north to their nesting territories.

Fortunately, two of the hobby's favorite birds, hummingbirds and orioles, can be immediately attracted to feeders with nectar (and fruit and jelly for orioles), making it a sweet month to feed the birds.

Only 5% of all avian families include nectar as an important part of their diet, making hummingbirds and orioles part of a very exclusive dining club.

It only takes between 30 to 50 minutes for nectar to be digested, so hummingbirds must eat a lot and often. In fact, hummingbirds eat about every ten minutes and can drink up to twice their body weight in nectar every day.

However, no bird's diet is made up entirely of nectar. Nectar-eaters must also include other foods, usually insects, to obtain essential amino acids and other nutrients.

When orioles are not feeding on nectar or fruit, they forage for spiders, caterpillars and other insects. Hummingbirds spend more than 25% of their time foraging for arthropods, such as spiders.

You can attract hummingbirds and orioles to your feeders using slightly varying methods. Hummingbirds enjoy a nectar solution of four parts water to one part sugar. Orioles prefer a mix of six parts water to one part sugar, plus solid foods, like fresh orange slices, grape jelly and mealworms.

Watch Northern Migrations Online

Visit www.learner.org/jnorth/humm to monitor the northward migration of hummingbirds and www.learner.org/jnorth/oriole for an oriole migration map.

 

Deborah Early, Store Owner

 

 

 

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