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There are more ways to attract hummingbirds than using hummingbird feeders. Providing nesting material might encourage hummingbirds to nest closer your feeding zone.
We use a combination of hummingbird feeders, water features, nesting materials and native plants. Coral honeysuckle attracts hummingbirds for the whole season with very little trouble. Native wildflowers, shrubs and trees that bloom over the entire growing season provide more than nectar. They attract insects that add vital protein to a hummingbird's diet.
Good hummingbird feeders are easy to clean. They don't obstruct the view for the hummingbirds so the birds aren't put in danger. Keeping the feeders away from window reflections will help avoid window strikes. Hummingbirds often chase each other into windows so it is best to keep feeders and flowers away from likely problem windows like large picture windows.
Baby bottle brushes are good for cleaning hummingbird feeders. Most grocery stores carry these brushes.
Get those hummingbird feeders up early to catch the earliest migrating hummingbirds. If you don't have blooming flowers near the feeders, add some color yourself. Tie some red bows and ribbons near the feeders. See more ideas and some cleaning tips below the feeders.
We have arranged our hummingbird feeders by size (capacity) so you can quickly search among the feeders suited for your specific needs.
Prices and features vary greatly so look carefully...and enjoy!
|WINDOW MOUNTED HUMMINGBIRD FEEDERS:|
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WINDOW BIRD FEEDERS
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There are few experiences as amazing as seeing hummingbirds up close. All of these window hummingbird feeders bring the hummingbirds within inches of your face. Most of the time sunlight is reflecting on the window enough that the birds don't see you but you only have to hold still to enjoy the thrill of seeing these beautiful birds. If the hummingbirds can see you and are nervous, lower your eyes until they begin to feed.
|STANDARD HUMMINGBIRD FEEDERS:|
Choose by capacity and the variety of pricing.
8 oz. - Hand-painted Glass Bottle Hummingbird Feeders
These spectacular hand-painted glass hummingbird feeders are beautiful on their own without attracting hummingbirds but they will truly appeal to hummingbirds too. The 8 oz. glass sugar water reservoir is easy to unscrew from the metal and plastic feeding base for cleaning and refilling. The four colorful feeding stations are designed for hummingbirds while discouraging bees.
The outer edge of the feeding base has an integrated perch around the rim. Hummingbirds can comfortably rest on the rim while feeding. These feeders can be hung with the included metal loop. Overall height of 12".
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8 oz. - Rose-colored Saucer Hummingbird Feeders
We hope you can see the beautiful embossed design on the top of the rose-colored saucer of these hummingbirds feeders. Red feeders will strongly appeal to hummingbirds flying past your yard. If you offer a steady supply of fresh sugar water, your feeders should become an active feeding station. These feeders have an 8 oz. capacity and have 3 flower feeding ports. You can see the ant moat in the center of the saucer. This moat, filled with water, will prevent insects from crawling into the feeding ports. The red top and clear nectar bowl are made of polycarbonate. Saucer feeders are extremely easy to clean and fill. The perching rings, fully encircling the feeders, give hummingbirds a choice. They can hover or sit depending on their attitude at the moment.
- Feeders are almost 7" in diameter with 8 oz. capacity
- Made in the USA
- Lifetime Guarantee
8 oz. saucer
8 oz. - 7" Diameter Saucer Hummingbird Feeders
These 8 oz. capacity hummingbird feeders have 3 feeding ports. Red saucer style feeders are highly attractive to hummingbirds. You will not need to worry about crawling insects like ants clogging the feeding ports and falling into the feeders because of the built-in ant moat in the center at the bottom of the brass hanging rod. Fill this with water to keep bugs out of the sugar water.
Both the tops and bottoms of these feeders are constructed of polycarbonate material. There is a ring perch encircling the saucer. Hummingbirds can rest and drink by using this attached perch. These feeders are made in the U.S.A. and offer a Lifetime Guarantee.
10 oz. - Sleek Glass Bottle Hummingbird Feeders
Could 10 oz. of hummingbird food come in a more sleek design? These tinted glass feeders are well designed with a copper base cover that projects four bee-resistant feeding stations. (Close up of hummingbird feeders ports) Notice the rim around the base of the feeder. It allows the hummingbirds to perch while they dine. The colored bottle adds to the attraction for the hummingbirds. The tinting eliminates the temptation to dye the sugar water.
Hang these feeders near flowers to increase the number of hummingbirds that find them. We use splashy flowers like red cannas to attract hummingbirds. The canna leaves are large and create pools of rain water which we've observed hummingbirds using to bathe in.
Hummingbirds eat lots of invertebrates for protein. Flowers and vegetation attract insects so you can supplement your sugar water meals. Some suggestions: bee balm, cardinal flower, coral honeysuckle, cuphea, salvia greggii and other salvias.
A durable brass rod hanger supports the 7" diameter saucer. The ruby red color will attract curious hummingbirds and lure them to your fresh sugar water recipe.
The feeding ports may look slightly different.
Flexible NECTAR GUARD tips fit on port stems so insects can not enter feeder. If you ever need replacements, they can be purchased separately.
10 oz. - Ruby Red Saucer Hummingbird Feeders
The lids of these hummingbird feeders snap off for easy filling of the 10 oz. capacity bodies which have a leak-proof design. The sugar water recipe is engraved on the feeder cover. The plastic parts are constructed from UV stabilized and impact resistant polycarbonate. Enjoy the unobstructed view of your hummingbirds while they feed from four red flower embossed ports. There are perches at all feeding stations so your hummingbirds can rest while sipping.
- Nectar Guard Tips block ants and bees from getting to nectar.
- The 7" diameter bowl is easy to clean.
- A large 10 oz. capacity will last longer.
- The ant moat in center prevents ants reaching sugar water.
- Removable nectar guards make cleaning a snap.
Accessories that are INCLUDED with these hummingbird feeders
- A long, slim tip brush for cleaning feeding ports.
10 oz. - Your Choice of Hand-Painted or Clean Glass
You have a choice between these two sets of hummingbird feeders. Aside from the clear glass feeders, beautiful hand-painted feeders are also available. The feeders can be hung from the metal hooks which are included with your purchase. Each of the four feeding flowers have yellow insect-resistant centers. Perches are located at each feeding station to allow your hummingbirds the option of resting while feeding. The bottle unscrews from the red plastic base for easy filling. Height: 9.5"
Hand-painted Glass Hummingbird Feeders
Clear Glass Hummingbird Feeders
Cleaning tip for glass bottle hummingbird feeders:
Don't hesitate because you've had trouble cleaning bottle feeders before. You don't need to buy specialty brushes with matching shapes. We easily clean out our bottles feeders with a trick of the trade. If you have mold deposits inside your sugar water bottle, empty the contents. Place some uncooked rice inside, less than a tablespoon usually works, and hold your finger over the opening. You may need to add a small amount of warm water. Shake away any stubborn residue. This trick has never failed us and with a little experimentation on the rice-to-water ratio, it should work for you. Shake the dirt and spots away! If it doesn't work quickly, let some vinegar water soak the stains first.
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Keep your hummingbird feeders clean with a diluted solution of bleach or vinegar. Be sure to rinse thoroughly! Rinse, rinse, rinse!
To avoid spotting problems, change the formula in your feeders often. Hummingbirds like fresh sugar water. A clean feeder is healthy for the hummingbirds. In hot temperatures, change the sugar water often, every few days. Hummingbird feeders placed in full sun in hot temperatures will need the formula changed more often.
Hint: Hummingbird feeders placed in the shade are not as attractive to bees as feeders placed in the full sun.
Hummingbird feeders are not just for spring migration and summer. Fall is a very important time to keep your feeders full and available. Migrating hummingbirds are looking for an easy way to fuel up for their long journey. You should not remove your feeders until several weeks after last seeing a hummingbird. There could be many birds zipping through that you are unaware of.
Get their attention!
Adding red bows and ribbons will catch the attention of passing hummingbirds. In early spring it is especially fun to try to catch the attention of migrants. Throw a red tablecloth over your outdoor table...or if you don't have a table, toss it over something else. It doesn't have to stay there forever!
Add red accents around the garden: garden flags, hang feeders from colorful hooks, wind spinners, stained glass wind chimes, red hanging pots, paint a big rock or planter BRIGHT RED and add a "Welcome Hummingbirds" message to it.
Some things to consider when purchasing hummingbird feeders.
Look for hummingbird feeders that do not block the vision of your hummingbirds. Don't buy feeders that make a hummingbird stick its head down inside a deep flower. Give your hummingbirds the best chance for survival.
Here is the hummingbird feeder placement that works for me. (Experiment in your own yard to get your own results.) I space my feeders around my property. We rarely have more than 5-6 hummingbirds and often have only 3-4. I place my hummingbird feeders out of view of the other feeders. It makes it more difficult for any one hummingbird to patrol all the feeders.
If you have a larger number of hummingbirds than this, you could probably group your hummingbird feeders together into one active feeding station. A large number of hummingbirds will have to get used to sharing feeders!