Here are 40 awesome Hummingbird feeders for your garden and patio. We have never had a more astounding array of choices. We can go for tube, hand-blown glass, saucer, chandelier and even tiny hand feeders – all for the humble hummingbird. Did you know that the Rufous Hummingbird travels up to 2,700 miles (each way) when they migrate from Alaska to Mexico and back? They need all the fattening up they can get. These tiny migrating birds are grateful for your feeders along their migration route. So keep your them full from early spring through mid-fall in your region. Help a hummingbird get home.
What should I use for hummingbird food?
- Granulated sugar is the best thing to use when making your nectar.
- Four parts water to one part sugar (1 cup of water to 1/4 cup of sugar) is the ideal formula. Distilled or filtered water is preferred.
- Boil the mixture and stir until the sugar dissolves, cool and fill your hummingbird feeders. It will keep in the fridge for several days.
- In hot weather, change the syrup in your feeders every couple of days as sugar will ferment.
- Honey and other sweeteners are not easy for the birds to digest, and brown or raw sugars contain iron which is toxic to hummingbirds over time. So white sugar only. And please, never put that red chemical crap in there. It’s bad for the birds and they don’t like it nearly as much as plain old sugar and water (they’re not stupid).
Hummingbird Feeders with Roofs
This little guy is enjoying a meal in out of the rain. Source
Sheltered hummingbird feeders are also a good way to keep the nectar cooler on those hot days. Source
This covered feeder has four square glass stations and a pagoda-style roof. Very Zen looking. Many glass hummingbird feeders use red glass flower tubes. Some think red helps attract the diminutive birds. Source
Don’t these hummingbird feeders look like they each have an umbrella?. Source
Feeders on Stakes Go Almost Anywhere
These staked feeders are ceramic and you could even use them in a flower pot on an apartment balcony.
And really, you don’t have to have red hummingbird feeders. This feeder has red flower tubes – that seems to do the trick. Source
Clear hummingbird feeders with red glass flower tubes – these are all hand-blown glass. Source
A bouquet of glass hummingbird feeders makes an awesome hummingbird hangout in the garden. Source
Hand-blown Glass Feeders Are Stunning
This feeder is called Camelot Bloom. Fit for a king. Source
This cobalt blue feeder has Milifiori work in the glass. Source
This dragonfly etched hummingbird feeder is a gorgeous shade of turquoise. Source
Cobalt Blue Swirl hummingbird feeder is almost art glass. Source
Hungry little fellas, aren’t they? Source
Duncraft Pixie hummingbird feeders have a unique look. Great primary colors.
The red and blue striped Dewdrop hummingbird feeder reflects the world around it. Source
This yellow, white and green speckled hand-blown glass ball is a cheerful accent. Source
Sprinkles is a hand-blown textured hummingbird feeder – one of our favorites. Source
The Blossom hummingbird feeder from Duncraft is popular with the locals.
The copper Looking Glass feeder is an old standby. Source
The Eighty Days hummingbird feeder from Parasol looks just like a hot air balloon. We’re not in Kansas, anymore. Source
La Pina, from Duncraft, is made with faceted glass. Source
Parasol’s Ferris Wheel is a super awesome hummingbird feeder. Note the perches – if you can give your little hummers a place to sit, it helps them conserve their energy. Source
Chandelier Hummingbird Feeders Invite a Crowd
A chandelier feeder can bring multiple hummingbirds to feed at one time. Source
Chandelier feeders come in many colors. They also fit in the standard stakes seen above – the holder portion is identical. Source
This feeder is an awesome turquoise color that glitters in the sunlight. Source
Parasol’s Grand Chandelier hummingbird feeder is the largest in the line – and super impressive. Source
Duncraft makes a multiple station feeder that’s a mobile – those feeder stations move. Not sure we recommend this one – poor birds who try to feed in the wind! Source
Classic Saucer Hummingbird Feeders
The Audubon is the classic saucer feeder, with a place setting for six, including perches. Source
Saucer feeders may not be the fanciest, but the hummingbirds sure
love them. Having a seat at the table is important. Source
The Ruby Slipper model, from Droll Yankee, is a little fancier.
Hand-held Hummingbird Feeders
This hand wand nectar feeder lets you get close to the hummingbirds. Source
These awesome little hand hummingbird feeders are called Humm Buttons. Source
This Duncraft hummingbird feeder starts out on the window, until the hummingbirds are used to seeing you. Then, they’ll have no problem approaching your hand. Source
Window Feeders – Are You Ready for Your Closeup?
Duncraft window feeder referenced above. Source
Duncraft also makes a cranberry red floral window feeder. Source
The Ruby Slipper, window hummingbird feeder model. Source
Hummingbird Bars – the Latest Hangout
The latest in hummingbird feeders: The Hummingbird Bar. It’s place for hummingbirds to unwind after a long day. From Perky-Pet. Source
Dinner for 10 -bring on the hummingbirds. Source
Mini Hummingbird Feeders
On a tiny patio or balcony – mini hummingbird feeders are perfect. Source
DIY: Repurposed house chandelier with mini hummingbird feeders. Awesome project, and not that difficult to do. Source
Hummingbird Feeder Kits Make it Easy
This hand-held feeder kit has everything you need. It does contain – according to the description – dye-free nectar mix. Check the ingredients before you use it. You really only need sugar water. It’s better for the birds. Source