Hummingbird Feeders

Feeder Maintance Important to a Hummingbird’s Health

Hummingbird feeders are a great way to attract hummingbirds to your yard, but they require a significant commitment of both time and effort on your part. If this is not a commitment you are willing and able to maintain then do not undertake it. Feeders which are not properly maintained can harm the health of a hummingbird. This post will explain how this occurs.

An improperly maintained hummingbird feeder can cause a hummingbird to obtain a serious and deadly fungal infection. This infection will cause the hummingbird’s tongue to swell and thus make it impossible for the hummingbird to eat and ultimately it will die a slow and painful death due to starvation. Since the mother hummingbird is responsible for feeding the young, this infection will be passed on to the young and they too will eventually die of starvation as well.

I am quite sure that no hummingbird enthusiast would intentionally wish to harm the hummingbirds that they so enjoy and wish to attract. With this in mind, please do not use hummingbird feeders to attract these birds to your yard unless you are willing to commit the necessary time and effort required to do so safely and effectively.

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Discover the Amazing Humming Bird Audio CD Now Available

After much effort and hard work, I am proud to announce the release of “Discover the Amazing Humming Bird,” an audio CD that is packed with valuable information about hummingbirds that any hummingbird enthusiast is sure to enjoy. This CD is dedicated to my mom, who was herself an avid hummingbird enthusiast. My mom passed away prior to this CD becoming a reality, but I know that she would be proud of it and also fascinated by all the valuable information it contains.

“Discover the Amazing Humming Bird” is an audio CD which has something that will be of interest to anyone who is a hummingbird enthusiast, no matter their age or how long they have been enjoying these birds.

When you listen to “Discover the Amazing Humming Bird” you will discover the answers to many of your questions about hummingbirds and it will also help you to do no harm to the hummingbirds that we all so love and enjoy. It is exactly what you are looking for…a simple resource to provide you with answers that you seek regarding hummingbirds…

“Discover the Amazing Hummingbird” offers the hummingbird enthusiast many benefits like…

•You will gain a basic understanding of these amazing and fascinating creatures.
•You will discover how to properly maintain a hummingbird feeder and this will help you effectively and successfully entice these amazing birds to your yard.
•You won’t end up with a leaking hummingbird feeder because you will have the knowledge to effectively solve this frustrating dilemma.
•You will be able to save money by not having to buy nectar solution because you will discover how to make it yourself.
•You will be able to help ensure that the hummingbirds that visit your yard remain healthy and vibrant by having clean feeders.
•You will be able to make an informed choice about which type of hummingbird feeder to buy and why and why one type of feeder is recommended over another type.
•Discover some of the many common predators of the hummingbird.
•You will be able to easily and effectively help out other people with your knowledge of these birds.

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A Few Facts About Hummingbird Bands

Hummingbird banding provides valuable information to researchers about hummingbirds. In this post you will discover a few facts about hummingbird bands and how these things are used to help provide researchers with valuable information about hummingbirds.

A person must be licensed to band hummingbirds. There are both federal and state licenses which an individual may obtain. It is up to the individual to determine which type of license they wish to obtain or if they so choose they may obtain both types of licenses.

A hummingbird band is amazingly lightweight. Just how much does this band weigh? Not much at all, because it takes an incredible 5,500 to weigh one ounce. That’s right, I said 5,500 to weigh one single ounce!

Each band contains a letter and five numbers and each one is unique. These unique bands will allow those who band hummingbirds to know if the hummingbirds remain in the area for an entire winter or if these same birds return in future years.

Through the use of these bands, if a hummingbird is recaptured in the future, it will help provide valuable information on the migration routes of hummingbirds.

A hummingbird band does not weigh much at all but it does provide researchers will valuable information about hummingbirds. This is why it is so important that the banding of hummingbirds is done.

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Some Hummingbird Species Numbers Are Declining

According to one recent article that I read, there are several species of hummingbirds which are declining in population. This post will tell you which species these are, try to offer some insight into why this is happening and tell you can help provide a habitat for hummingbirds.

According to the Audubon Society’s Watch List of Rare and/or Declining Birds, the are four species of hummingbirds found there: Allen’s, Costas, Calliope, and Rufous. Over the past 40 years, the Rufous Hummingbird has declined an alarming 58 percent!

The increase in population and urban development is playing a huge role in the loss of the hummingbird’s habitat. Logging efforts can also effect the hummingbirds habitat.

If you want to help the hummingbirds there are many things you can do to ensure that there is an abundant food supply available. These suggestions can be done individually or in combination with each other.

Make sure to make your yard a hummingbird habitat that these birds will want to visit. These suggestions listed below should help you successfully do this.

Your hummingbird garden should have a long season of overlapping bloom. Some plants that do so include the following: petunia, annual red salvia, autumn sage and shrimp plants, or the firebush.

It is always best to plant flowers and plants which are native to your area of the country. You can find out information concerning the specific plants that grown in your area and attract hummingbirds by talking with someone from a plant nursery that is located where you live.

Your flower garden should have areas of sun, partial sun, and shade. If the area of your yard where you want to create the hummingbird habitat is sunny most of the day, then you need to plant trees and shrubs. If the area is entirely in the shade, you will want to open up the area to let large patches of sunlight in. Having areas that allow both sun and shade is necessary to grow a wide variety of plants.

Your flower garden needs to consist of many levels of vegetation. The area should have some tall trees, some medium-height trees, some flowers, some grassy areas, as well as some shrubs. These different levels will provide the hummingbirds a variety of choices of where to feed or where to perch to rest or roost.

You plant a wide variety of flowers, including those that are known to attract hummingbirds as well as others. You should select a variety of flowers that will bloom at different times, because there will always be something flowering. The flowers will serve two very important purposes: they will provide a source of nectar for the hummingbirds, and they will also attract insects on which the birds will feed.

It is also important for your flower garden to have a source of water available for the hummingbirds. The use of a birdbath is one way to do this. The birdbath should have a very shallow water depth to allow the birds to stand in the water if they choose to do so. Adding some small flat rocks to the birdbath will create different water depths within the birdbath.

Having a wide variety of plants will provide the female hummingbird a wide variety of nesting materials from which to choose.

Your hummingbird garden should also contain some perches so the hummingbirds can survey the territory. You might want to create some perches that give the birds a good view over the flowers.

The other thing you can do to provide a food source for the hummingbirds is to place hummingbird feeders throughout your yard. There are several things to keep in mind with regard to the use of hummingbird feeders.

It is very easy to make your own nectar solution by using 1 part white granulated cane sugar to 4 parts water. If you choose to make your own homemade nectar solution, you should bring the solution to a boil for 1 1/2 minutes and then let it cool down. Now you have a mixture much more similar to that of the flower nectar.

Nectar solutions should be changed quite often, about every three days, because hot weather can cause rapid bacterial growth.

It is not necessary to add food coloring, especially if the feeder has a red blossom at the feeding point. Red food coloring is unhealthy for hummingbirds.

Honey should not be used to feed hummingbirds because it attracts bees and favors the growth of a black fungus that causes a fatal liver and tongue disease in hummingbirds.

It is sad that some hummingbird species are declining in population. Those of us who enjoy these beautiful birds can help provide a hummingbird habitat by doing the things mentioned in this post.

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The Hummingbird’s Advantage for Nectar Sources

Hummingbirds have many competitors for nectar sources. This includes bees, butterflies and moths. With this in mind, you may be wondering how the hummingbird fares when it comes to gaining access to nectar sources. Well, the hummingbird actually has advantages over some of its competitors when it comes to gaining nectar. This post will explain what gives the hummingbird this advantage over it competitors.

A Hummingbird has the ability to see into into the ultra violet range and they are attracted to red. Bees do not have the ability to see red and therefore they do not compete with the hummingbirds for red flowers.

Also, a lot of the various flowers that are known to attract hummingbirds have no scent. This does not matter to a hummingbird because the hummingbird has no known sense of smell and they are therefore not relying on their sense of smell to attract them to the flowers they choose to visit. When it comes to selecting a food source, what is most important is the quantity and quality of the nectar which is available. Whenever choosing a flower, the hummingbird will select the flower with the highest nectar output and the richest concentration of sugars, regardless of the shape or color of the flower. Also more important than the color of the flower is how the nectar taste.

Butterflies and moths are known to rely and scent a great deal to help them locate their nectar sources. If the flowers do not have a scent then a hummingbird will not have to compete with the butterflies or moths for their food sources.