Hummingbird feeding products with gold star ratings on this page.
A hummingbird feeder can be one of the most rewarding wild bird feeders to have in a backyard for bird watching.
The rewards far out weigh the effort.
There is more effort in maintaining feeders to hold hummingbird food than any other feeder for attracting wild birds. But it is also the least expensive to fill.
Nectar feeders will attract many other wild birds and critters too, other than what they are designed to attract.
There are a host of other birds who love to have a taste of Hummingbird food from time to time. I have provided a list of birds further down this page that you may witness trying to lap up your nectar.
And this sweet nectar will attract unwelcome guests as well.
I recommend any of the following feeders (Scroll down for information about Hummer feeders) and cleaning brushes because:
Bottle brushes are also necessary to get the insides of the nectar holder clean and mold free. The Hummer's Galore 2-pack are extra long and would be ideal for cleaning tube feeders as well. (Just be sure to clean the brushes thoroughly to prevent cross-contamination.)
My sister-in-law says her Hummers like this feeder best.
Syrup feeders are available in many different styles. The common denominator among them is that they all hold liquid nectar which these little birds love.
Even though they are available in many styles, there are only two types;
2. An inverted syrup holder, which operates by gravity or vacuum.
Each type of feeder can be purchased in many different styles. There is a wonderful choice available.
Nectar feeders can be mounted to windows for a great close up view of the little hummingbirds while they are drinking.
Or they can be mounted on a pole or hung from a tree branch or hook from a deck or wall.
There are feeders designed to accommodate multiple visitors at one time or an individual user.
It can be an awesome decision.
You can also purchase unique feeders which not only compliment the stunning beauty of the little birds they are designed to attract but also provide some individuality to the ambiance of your backyard.
This is possible because many artists are now creating blown glass feeders as works of art. They can be purchased in an amazing assortment of colours and styles. This certainly can add an artistic flare to any backyard habitat.
Many manufacturers are producing very attractive and highly functional feeders as well. I have included a lovely one in my recommendations below.
Feeders are often entirely made of plastic. But glass is becoming very popular as the syrup holder and metal for the drinking ports because of the benefits.
The advantage of glass or metal is that they are easier to maintain and keep clean.
Glass syrup holders provide a little insulation from the sun compared to plastic as well.
They last longer because they are made of elements that don’t break down as quickly.
Of course glass has the disadvantage of being breakable.
Plastic on the other hand is usually more economical to purchase.
The disadvantage of plastic is that it is porous and may absorb smells and is therefore harder to clean.
Plastic will also break down from the sun and need replacing sooner.
But hummingbird feeder parts are often available instead of having to purchase a whole new feeder.
If you find you are in need of a part for one of your feeders you will find them here:
There are many other species of birds which enjoy drinking at syrup feeders. The following is a list of birds which have been recorded drinking from hummer feeders as published in “A Complete Guide to Bird Feeding” by John V. Dennis.
16 Finches and Sparrows
3 Mimic Thrushes
Although not birds:
some nectar drinking Bat species