Capacity, simplicity, or style – no matter what you’re looking for in a feeder, these 5 models provide excellent options for attracting hummingbirds to the yard.
It’s that time of year again! From early spring through late summer, backyard birders will be treated to the magical little zips, chirps and whirls of hummingbirds – that is, if they provide the goods! About 90% of hummingbird nutrition comes from nectar. A well-designed hummingbird nectar feeder optimizes the ability for these freaky-fast fliers to get the nutrition they need for the long journey ahead.
Because hummingbird nectar can also attract insects, it’s wise to look for designs that have an extra component, like an ant moat or bee guard. Other things to look for in great hummingbird feeders are several feeding ports, easy access to the receptacle (so you can keep it clean), and perches that are small enough to accommodate these teeny birds.
Hummingbird feeders come in the widest variety of shapes and styles. Here are our 5 favorite hummingbird feeders that offer high-quality designs and practical features.
Offering the largest capacity on our list, this hummingbird feeder holds a whopping 30 ounces, meaning it won’t run out as quickly. With plenty of perches, several hummers can feed from the soft ports at once – all of which feature a design that guards against bees and wasps.
But those aren’t the only pests that get stopped in their tracks. A built-in ant moat offers additional protection so nectar stays fresh and reserved for hummingbirds. With a spiral glass bottle and red cap, this feeder is a beautiful pick. And if it couldn’t get better, the materials are made up of bird-safe, BPA-free parts that are also recyclable!
If you like to switch things up on the regular, this 3-in-1 feeder is an awesome choice. Though it has a small, 6-ounce capacity, this stylish, disk-style feeder can be staked, hung or attached to a window, offering birders plenty of creativity for getting their best glimpse of visiting hummers.
Also crafted from bird-safe, BPA-free materials, this transformable bird feeder has three soft feeding ports and a double perch ring which optimizes the feeding angle and allows more space to sit. Bee guards keep those pesky fliers away so all the nectar goes to the birds. Plus, it's easy to fill!
A solid choice for birders who want to get up close and personal with hummingbirds at the window, this feeder offers a discreet, high-quality design.
A gorgeous feeder with great design, this pick features an aqua-tinted mason jar receptacle with a wide opening to accommodate easy refills. Combined with the antique glass look and brushed-bronze finish, this feeder has super stylish allure that brings a bit of vintage charm to your yard.
Five metal flower feeding ports attract hummers with a bright red polish, and a built-in hanger makes it easy to set up and go. Designed to be practical and aesthetically pleasing, this 25-ounce feeder breaks down into three separate parts for easy cleaning.
Offering a similar vintage feel but with a sleeker, elongated form, this stylish feeder holds 20 ounces of nectar in its charmingly decorated glass bottle. Choose from different colors of glass to suit your fancy! All feature the wide-mouth opening that allows for easy cleaning and refilling – so you spend less time messing with the feeder and more time enjoying the birds.
Plus, each of the five feeding ports has a single perch to promote good behavior between hummingbirds and stop overcrowding. Built with a metal basin cap, this beautiful hummingbird feeder offers durability to last season after season.
Simply Nectar® Pre-Filled Fast-Feeder™ Disposable Hummingbird Feeder
And finally, it can’t get any easier than this! Pre-filled with 11 ounces of high-quality nectar free from dyes and preservatives, this disposable feeder is all set up and ready to go – all you have to do is hang it up!
This practical hummingbird feeder is made from recyclable materials and eliminates the need to mix up your own nectar or mess with refills. A fantastic choice for busy birders or those who are new to the game, this feeder offers easy, fast and simple setup.
When it comes to attracting hummers, one thing’s for sure – the more feeders, the better! Keep those little fliers satisfied all summer with one (or more) of these high-quality hummingbird feeders.