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.
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
of the books
on this site will provide you with specific plants
attractive to hummers as well as additional
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.
can store the unused mixture until
Use only white, granulated sugar.
Do not use brown sugar, honey or artifical
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.