I have several hummingbird feeders that I place around my home for these beauties. There are two reasons why I have more than one. The first is because having more than one feeder placed in various spots in my yard will keep the hummingbirds around because they always have plenty of nectar available to them. Plus, once my flowers and bushes that attract hummingbirds are blooming, that will be an added bonus to keep them here.
The second reason for having more than one feeder is because hummingbirds tend to fight with each other over the nectar so having additional feeders helps to alleviate this as they can just go to another feeding station.
So what is the best Hummingbird feeder for you to use? I have My Top 5 Best Hummingbird Feeders that I think you will agree are a must have in your garden.
#1 48 inch Hummerbar Feeder – This is the ultimate hummingbird feeder with 44 ports that will feed dozens of hummingbirds all at one time. It is constructed with shatterproof plastic so it is pretty durable. It is a great feeder if you get a lot of hummingbirds during the summer months and beyond. Hummingbirds will not fight with each other to get to the nectar because there is ample feeding ports for all to get to.
#2 16 oz. Glass Hummingbird Feeder – The 16 oz. feeder is made of glass and is dishwasher safe. You can place all parts of the feeder in the dishwasher or you can hand wash the feeder instead. This feeder has four feeding ports and has a bee resistant inner base. Plus it has a no drip design so if there are ever any high winds, nectar won’t drip from the feeder. Now that is a good thing!
#3 Flower Pot One Tube Feeder – This is a great hummingbird feeder that you can place in any flower pot. Not only do the flowers in your flower pot attract the hummers but the added nectar feeder guarantees that they will be back for more. Place one in a few different flower pots around your yard (front and back) and I guarantee you the hummers will stick around.
#4 Window Hummer Feeder – Window feeders are always a delight to have because you can see the hummers up close and personal. Who wouldn’t want to see a hummingbird right at their kitchen or dining room window! This feeder has a 4 ounce capacity and has a high perch for the hummingbirds to rest on.
#5 30 oz. Glass Hummingbird Feeder – If you have lots of hummingbirds in your area then this is another good hummingbird feeder to have. It is made of glass and holds 30 ounces of nectar. It has six feeding ports to make all the hummers happy too. There is a built in ant moat that you can fill with water to keep ants out. Ant moats are a must and when they are built in, well that is even better! Plus this one is easy to clean too.
Why did I choose these you ask? I chose these specific feeders because I have found that they are all exceptional feeders to have. I personally have never used the Hummerbar feeder because unfortunately I do not get that many hummingbirds. However, I have seen them in action at feeders in Southeast Arizona and they work wonderfully!
As for the other four feeders that I have listed, I feel that you need a good variety to be able to see the hummingbirds throughout the day. Don’t you think? By having a window feeder, I get to see my hummers up close and personal right from my deck window. The larger feeders work well right off of my deck on a hook and also in my little rose garden, and the flower pot feeders are placed in my front and back yard planters. I check these little feeders daily as the nectar goes pretty fast especially in later summer.
More is better I believe because it keeps the hummingbirds coming back and that is exactly what I want. Now if they bring their friends and family with them that is an added plus! ;-).
Happy Birding! Happy Hummers!