Birding Tips
Birding Tips
  • Keep the feeders at least 4 feet above the ground. This will help protect from predators, like cats.

  • Choose the right food for the right birds! The proper mix of seeds can help attract the birds you want, and discourage those you don't want to see. Not sure? Then take a look at our bird feeding chart for reference.

  • Don't be discouraged if the feeder goes unvisited during the summer. The birds are feeding on the abundant natural sources.

  • Stale, moldy or rotted seed may cause illness, so always use fresh feed.

  • Keep hummingbird feeders full and clean. Hang them near a companion plant such as a fuschia.

  • Clean feeders often, and wash them out from time to time with a mild disinfectant.

  • Hummingbird feeders, with their sweet nectar, often attract sugar ants. You can keep those annoying ants from invading your feeder by using an Anti-Ant device that attaches to the hanging chain of the feeder.

  • You don't really need to take your hummingbird feeders down in the fall when the temperatures begin to drop off - the hummingbirds will start to migrate south due to an internal clock that lets them move on - even if there is plenty of food (like the nectar in your hummingbird feeder) available.