We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
692 Contra Costa Blvd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Phone: (925) 798-0303
Fax: (925) 798-9835
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Mon - Wed: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thurs: 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Prepare for your neighborhood to be all abuzz, because hummingbirds have been spotted throughout the area. These miniature marvels have been migrating between North and Central America for hundreds of years, a round trip in which millions of hummingbirds instinctively participate.
Hummingbirds migrate along the California flyway, through the Bay Area from April through June, often traveling as far as 2500 miles from Central America and Mexico to Washington, Alaska, and Canada.
Rufous and Allen's are the most common we will see in this area, but only for a short time.
For the next few months, backyards around the area will be playing host to these amazing, food-frenzied birds. They possess the fastest metabolism of any animal on the planet, burning through between one to two times their body weight in food every day.
Despite popular belief, hummingbirds do not suck up nectar with their bills. They actually lap it up with their tongues, drawing nectar from its source up and into their mouths almost 12 times a second.
Hummingbirds will head back to Mexico and Central America in late summer, early fall.