Hummingbird Feeders

Why Feeder Placement Matters

  • You will either want to position your feeders extremely close to the window or at least five feet away from the window.  Placing the feeder so close to the window makes it much easier for you to view the hummingbirds as they feed.  Placing the feeder at least five feet away from the window will decease the likelihood that the hummingbird will fly into the window while feeding.
  • The feeder should be placed in an area that is out of the wind and direct sunlight, because this will decrease the amount of nectar that will be spilled from the feeder and it help keep the nectar from fermenting as rapidly.
  • In an effort to help the hummingbirds find your feeders, place the feeders near flowers that are known to attract hummingbirds.  You are then offering the hummingbirds two sources of nectar from which to choose, thus enhancing the likelihood that the hummingbirds will remain frequent visitors to your yard. 

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