Kingwood, Texas

4523 Kingwood Drive, Suite 130
Kingwood, TX 77345
Across from Torchy’s

 (281) 570-2685

Open Today Until 6:00 pm

Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Susie & John Mims Franchise Store Owners

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Bird Moms

All About Bird Moms

Bird moms come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Here are some of the most fascinating behaviors from around the world of mother birds.

  • Most Talented Mom - It takes as many as 12 days for a female Oriole to weave her nest. One Baltimore Oriole was observed spending 40 hours interlacing her basket-like nest. It included over 10,000 stitches and thousands of knots, all done by mom’s talented beak.
  • Most Loyal Mom - A pair bond may form between a male and a female Carolina Wren at any time of the year. She will stay with him for life, always foraging and moving around within sight of her mate.
  • Quickest Mom - Black-capped Chickadees have one of the shortest incubation periods of all birds. Their eggs can hatch in as little as 11 days.
  • Trickiest Mom - By singing a "male" song, the female Black-headed Grosbeak can trick her mate into thinking a rival male is nearby, forcing him to stay close to the nest.
  • Supersized Mom - Sharp-shinned Hawk females average over 40% larger than their male counterparts. This size difference is the largest of all of North American birds of prey.
  • Mini-Mom - A mother hummingbird weighs only about eight times more than the eggs she lays.
  • Most Overworked Mom - Mourning Dove moms may raise up to six broods per year, more than any other native North American bird.
  • Most Laid-back Mom - Unlike most other bird moms, robins do not lay their eggs at sunrise. They lay their eggs several hours later during the mid-morning. Since earthworms are easier to find during early morning, they feed first and then return to the nest to lay their eggs.
  • Most Devoted to Mom - Young Tufted Titmice often remain with their parents throughout their first winter. They have been known stay with mom into the next nesting season and help her to raise the next brood.
  • One Cold & Small Mom - The Rufous Hummingbird nests in Alaska!
  • The Last Mom - American Goldfinch moms are one of the last songbirds to nest each year, waiting until mid-to-late summer when thistle seeds and down are readily available. 

Stop by the store today and ask our Certified Birdfeeding Specialists which foods and feeders are best for bird moms this season.

 


Yellow Crowned Night Heron Walking

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center Jacob Poinsett of Sheldon Lake State Park will bring an interesting collection of animal skins and other nature related items to introduce Sheldon Lake State Park

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Yellow Male House Finch

The Joy of Backyard Bird Feeding: From Pastime to Hobby We will introduce various kinds of bird foods, such as seed, suet, peanuts, etc., available for your feeders and how each food can attract different species of birds. We will also describe various feeder designs, the kinds of food can be used with each fe

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Bee In Thistle Flower

The Benefit of Bees Nanette Davis of Montgomery County Beekeepers Association will discuss the benefits of Bees at the Kingwood Wild Birds Unlimited store.

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