Frequently Asked Questions

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How do you attract so many hummingbirds?

This is the question I get asked the most. The short answer is that I really don't know for sure. 

Hummingbirds are usually quite territorial and will defend their food supply by chasing off other hummingbirds. However, we often have more than 40 hummingbirds feeding from our feeders at the same time, with each feeder packed to capacity. I have also seen photos and videos from others who have well over 100 hummingbirds feeding at once. My best guess is that we have a lot of feeders that we have maintained for many years, and so we attract a large number of hummingbirds who eventually just learn to feed together since it's too much effort to try to chase all the other birds away.

If you want to attract more hummingbirds, and your current hummingbirds are chasing others away, try to put out more feeders spaced well apart, possibly even out of the site line of each other, to make it more difficult for one or two hummingbirds to protect all the feeders.

What do you feed the hummingbirds?

The best food for hummingbirds is the kind you make yourself at home. It's inexpensive, easy to make, and better than store bought pre-made nectar that can contain harmful dyes, preservatives, or other additives. Check out our blog article for more details:

How to make your own hummingbird nectar

What type of feeders do you use?

I like the First Nature Hummingbird Feeders. Check out the blog article about them here:
The Best Hummingbird Feeders

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