Hanover, Massachusetts

Pam & Steve French

Pam & Steve French

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

Hanover, Massachusetts

386 Columbia Rd., Rte.#53
Hanover, MA 02339

Phone: (781) 826-1640
Fax: (781) 829-6864
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Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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.

Welcome to Wild Birds Unlimited Hanover, MA

Hummingbirds

Fun Facts About Hummingbirds

  • There are 18 hummingbird species in North America. Hummingbirds are found no where else in the world except the New World (North, Central, and South America.)
  • There are over 325 species of hummingbirds, making them the second largest bird family in the world, second only to flycatchers.
  • Hummingbirds weigh 1/10th of an ounce; about the weight of a penny.
  • Hummingbirds’ brains are about the size of a BB.
  • Hummingbirds’ hearts are larger proportionally to their body than any other bird or mammal.
  • Hummingbirds have such underdeveloped legs that they are unable to walk well.
  • A mother hummingbird weighs only about eight times more than her egg.
  • Hummingbirds lay the world’s smallest bird egg.
  • Hummingbirds generally lay two eggs, each about the size of a blueberry.
  • Hummingbirds learn to associate flower colors, like red, with food. They do not have an innate preference for red.
  • They drink nectar from plants and sugar water from feeders.
  • Hummingbirds lap up nectar with their long tongues. There is a groove on either side of the tongue that creates a capillary action to help draw the nectar up the tongue and into the mouth during the lapping action.
  • While lapping up nectar, Hummingbirds can move their tongues in and out of their bill at a rate of up to 12 times a second.

Backyard Beauties - Hummingbirds

From the best feeders to setups created to attract hummingbirds, we have everything you need to bring those wonderful, little birds as close as possible. Check out the video below to see our WBU Decorative Window Hummingbird Feeder in action.  Then, stop by the store and we'll be sure you have everything you need to attract hummingbirds, or any other birds, to your backyard.

 

MA Audubon Birdathon 2016

On May 13 through May 14, over 25 teams from all over Massachusetts will compete to identify the most species of birds in a 24 hour period. Bird-a-thon is a reminder of the variety and abundance of wildlife that surrounds us and our responsibility to preserve their habitats.

This year, I am participating in Bird-a-thon because I believe in the importance of protecting the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. I support Mass Audubon’s efforts to protect and steward the environment of Massachusetts through conservation, education, and advocacy.

Please join me in supporting this important work by making a donation through my personal fundraising page. Click here to visit my page.

The Perfect Gift for Every Nature Lover

Wild Birds Unlimited Gift Card

Every nature lover is different, so finding the ideal gift for him or her can be difficult. That's why our Gift Cards are the perfect gift for every occasion. They allow your friend or loved one to choose what part of nature he or she wants to enjoy. The best part: our Gift Cards are redeemable at every Wild Birds Unlimited location.

If you need to check the balance on your Wild Birds Unlimited Gift Card, click here.

  

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