Hummingbirds take center stage this month at Just For The Birds
Just For The Birds — a small, independently-owned shop located in the restored turn-of-the-19th-Century railroad town of Old Town Spring providing bird feeders, bird houses, squirrel feeders and lots more — currently has a wide array of hummingbird feeders available.
"We really have two seasons in Houston for our hummingbirds; the first season is the end of March to the beginning of April, when they come from the south going north,” said Kathy Coward, owner of Just For The Birds. “They migrate through, with a few staying around through to July. This year, that season has been terrible. We have had very few hummingbirds. We never know why for sure — maybe the drought last year causing less flowers for nectar, maybe their migration pattern veered off our path this time, or who knows.
“Our next season is mid-August through mid-October, when the hummingbirds come from the north going south. This is always our best season, and I can't wait to greet those wonderful birds. Until they come, you might try a great DVD about hummingbirds called ‘First Flight.’ It is a 45 minute DVD showing a mother hummingbird building her nest and having her babies on a backyard clothesline in Las Vegas. The next thing would be to get your hummingbird feeders ready for them when they get here."
Just For The Birds has many types of hummingbird feeders to choose from, including Best 1 bottle feeders made in Poteet (old fashioned but still great and reasonably priced); Droll Yankees feeders (both hanging and window varieties), which have a lifetime guarantee; and Par A Sol hand-blown glass feeders, the most beautiful hand-blown glass feeders available with vibrant colors and red nectar flower-feeding tubes that really attract the birds.
"Also, come by and check out our books on hummingbirds and quick reference guides," Coward said.
For more information about the hummingbird feeders, contact Just For The Birds at 281-288-9019. To see its wide array of products available at the store, visit the shop at 209 Main St. in Old Town Spring or go online at www.justforthebirds.com. For shipment, depending on availability, allow two to three days for delivery via UPS.
About Just For The Birds
Just For The Birds is a small, independently-owned shop located in the restored turn-of-the-19th-Century railroad town of Old Town Spring. Kathy Coward is the owner. She began the business in 1994 out of a “labor of love.” She is very knowledgeable about birds and birding as the former president of the oldest and most respected Piney Woods Wildlife Society from 2001-05. Just For The Birds offers a collection of gifts for bird lovers of all ages along with products for wild birds, squirrels, butterflies and bats.