Feeding Tips

Feeder Location
If you are just beginning to feed hummingbirds try starting out by locating your feeder near flowers already attracting hummers. Once they have become accoustomed to using the feeder it can be relocated to a better viewing location.

Gardening for Hummingbirds
The best way to attract hummingbirds is to plant flowers and vines that attract hummingbirds naturally. When planting flowers use larger areas of a single color as opposed to a mix of colors.

Either of the books on this site will provide you with specific plants attractive to hummers as well as additional planting information.

Feeding Formula
Making your own hummingbird "nectar" is easy. Simply mix 4 parts water with one part sugar. Boil and stir until the sugar is completely disolved. Cool before serving.

You can store the unused mixture until needed.

- Use only white, granulated sugar.

- Do not use brown sugar, honey or artifical sweetners

- Do not use food coloring - the color of your feeder should attract the hummers.

- Do not fill your feeder with more nectar than can be consumed in a few days. The nectar can ferment on hot days. On very hot summer days you may need to limit the amount of nectar to the amount consumed in a single day.

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