4 Simple Ways to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Bird Feeder

Hummingbirds are beautiful creatures to observe in your backyard. Here are four simple tricks to attract hummingbirds to your backyard bird feeder.

How to Attract Hummingbirds to Bird Feeder

1. Grow Hummingbird-Friendly Plants
Hummingbirds need to drink a lot of nectar (1.5 to 3 times their body weight) to keep up with their high-energy flying habits.

Try attracting more hummingbirds by growing some flowering plants close to the bird feeder. Hummingbird favorites include foxglove, fuchsia, lilac, and flowering crab apples.

2. Make Use of the Color Red
Have you ever wondered why most hummingbird feeders are red in color? According to wildlife scientist Dr. Stribling, That’s because they are attracted to the red color.

In addition to growing nectar-filled red flowers like day lilies, cardinal flowers, and bee balms, try and implement more red gardening fixtures in your yard. That may include red gardening containers, red outdoor lamps, and red sculptures.

Hummingbird Mister

3. Get the Sugar Balance Right
It’s important for the sugary solution in the bird feeder to closely mimic the nectar solution found in hummingbird flowers. The extension service at Tennessee State University recommends a sugar-water solution made of 1 cup of white cane sugar and 4 cups of water.

4. Add a Water Mister
Hummingbirds get most of their water from the flower nectar but may still need water to bath themselves. You could encourage more of these tiny birds to visit your yard by adding a water mister or a birdbath close to the hummingbird feeder. Start taking the above steps to build yourself a hummingbird garden.

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