Tips For When to Put Out Hummingbird Feeders

by Marilyn
(Grapevine, Tx)

Tips For When to Put Out Hummingbird Feeders

Tips For When to Put Out Hummingbird Feeders

I’m from Southern California where I fed Hummers all year round.


We Live in Midland Texas right now but will be moving to Dallas Fort Worth area before Spring.

I keep hearing about WHEN to put out the feeders, so I was wondering when do I start putting out the feeders there??

Hi Marilyn

You are right that, this is a very popular question.

And it can only be answered by doing a little research for your area.

Tips For When to Put Out Hummingbird Feeders



1. Find a local Bird Watching Club in your area and ask some of the members there.

2. Talk to your neighbours about who feeds Hummers in your neighbourhood, and find out from them when they see the little birds arrive each year.

3. Follow the map from hummingbirds.net (link below), that tracks the flight north of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird each spring.

Look at the maps from previous years to determine a date when bird watchers see Hummers at their nectar feeders in your area.

4. It is always a good idea to start hanging hummingbird feeders two weeks before they are expected to be sure to have the feeders up in time.

The birds will definitely appreciate having dinner ready when they arrive after their long journey!

You will probably have visitors who are passing through on their journey farther north too.

5. Change your sugar solution regularly to keep it clean, even though there are no birds feeding yet.

You never know the exact day of return and you will not want them to find a dirty feeder or stale syrup.

Link to map: Ruby-throated Hummingbird First-bird Report


More Interesting Facts on Hummer Feeders!



Attracting Hummingbirds Is not hard when you know what to do. There are ways to make attracting these beautiful little birds to your backyard easier for hours of enjoyment. Learn here.

Hummingbird Feeders Hold the "nectar of the gods" for the little creatures that hold divine character. Just as there are many types of Hummingbirds, there are many varieties of vessels to hold their nectar.

Hummingbird Food: “The Energy Drink” This mixture is a very simple syrup solution, but you need to mix it in proper proportions or risk harming these little birds.

Hummingbird Feeder: When Should It Go Out?More information to help you know the best time for your syrup feeders to be hung outside.



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