- About Us
It all started in Menifee, California by the brilliant mind of a man named William O Sloan. Some called him Bill, most called him crazy, I of course called him Papa, and hummingbirds you see, well… they called him a hero. The first man to ever successfully read the mind of a hummingbird. And upon his imagination and creativity the first ever hummingbird swing was born!
At Pop's Birding Company we're honoring our hummingbird-whisperer grandfather, Pop's legacy by providing unique backyard birding products for all hummingbird lovers alike!
When we tell people about our hummingbird swings the most common reaction is usually disbelief. People just don’t picture hummingbirds as the ‘swinging’ type. And for good reason, with an impressive wing beat rate of up to 100 beats per second and speeds in excess of 25mph, hummingbirds appear to always be on the go. But what people DON'T usually realize about hummingbirds is that they spend roughly 80% of their time perching! Usually in trees or fence-posts and just about anywhere they can keep a close eye on their food source!
And that was the realization our grandfather "Pop's" had himself years ago when he created the FIRST EVER Hummingbird Swing! One day he was sitting in his yard enjoying the company of his hummingbird friends when he noticed one particular hummingbird retreat to a nearby tree after feeding. At this sight, an idea pop’ed (no pun intended) into his head. “I wonder if he would perch on a swing instead?” And the rest is history.
The swing was a hit! Each day in between feedings the hummingbirds would stay and swing a little. Pretty soon there were more swings and there were more hummingbirds and then there were neighbors and friends asking for swings for their hummingbirds. One day it became clear to us Grad-kids that the rest of the world needed to be let in on the fun. So we set out on a mission and soon after began production. We've been keeping hummingbirds happily swinging ever since!