Attracting Hummingbirds

Wondering how to attract hummingbirds to your backyard? Learn how, with these tips and tricks from our experts.

Hummingbird Food: Sugar Water for Hummingbirds 101

Learn how to make sugar water for hummingbirds. Get the hummingbird sugar water recipe and ratio to make your own hummingbird food.

Where Do Hummingbirds Sleep at Night?

Learn where hummingbirds sleep, if they feed at night, and how they go into a deep sleep-like state...

How to Identify a Lucifer Hummingbird

Get details about the bright colored lucifer hummingbird, including what males and females look like. Plus learn about their nests...

Look and Listen for a Broad-Tailed Hummingbird

Learn how to attract, identify and observe a broad-tailed hummingbird in their high-elevation habitat throughout the western states.

This Hummingbird Rescue Story Will Warm Your Heart

It was a communal effort to rescue a tired hummingbird that was found at a local police station before a...

Is Salt Softened Water Dangerous for Hummingbird Food?

Find out whether salt water in hummingbird food is OK—or whether you need to stock up on bottled water during...

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Do Hummingbird Sightings Have Special Meaning?

Even the biggest fans of the species might not know that a sighting of the brilliant, jewel-colored hummingbird may have...

My Hummingbirds Have Disappeared: What Happened?

One day, you might look outside and think, 'My hummingbirds have disappeared.' Solve the mystery of your missing hummingbirds.

15 Hummingbird Characteristics That Birders Love

Hummingbirds are amazing creatures that captivate bird lovers. Readers share special stories and their favorite hummingbird characteristics.

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12 Frequently Asked Questions About Feeding Hummingbirds

Get answers to common questions about feeding hummingbirds and hummingbird behavior from a birding expert.

Expert Picks for the Best Hummingbird Feeders

See which hummingbird feeders our experts use in their own yards and learn about the best hummingbird feeder styles for...

How to Create an Ideal Hummingbird Habitat

Hummingbirds need more than just sugar-water to be safe, happy and healthy. Follow these tips to design a perfect hummingbird...

Hummingbird Anatomy: Why These Tiny Fliers Are Amazing

There's much more to hummingbird anatomy than you know. Discover the fascinating physical traits that make hummingbirds tick.

Are Hummingbirds Territorial at Feeders and Flowers?

If you've seen hummingbirds fighting and chasing each other, you might wonder if hummingbirds are territorial. Learn how to feed...

How You Can Help Hummingbirds in Extremely Hot Weather

From adding a bird bath to cleaning feeders more often, here's what you can do to keep your hummingbirds safe...

How to Get a Trapped Hummingbird Out of Your Garage

Be very patient with these small creatures if they accidentally end up in your garage.

Why the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Range Doesn’t Cover the West

Although the ruby-throated hummingbird range is widespread, you won't find this species everywhere throughout North America.

Do Fighting Hummingbirds Ever Hurt Each Other?

You've probably seen aggressive hummingbirds fighting over feeders and flowers. Do these tiny birds ever injure themselves in battle?

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Can Hummingbirds Even Fly Backwards?

Hummingbirds are acrobatic birds that can hover and even fly backwards. Learn the science behind the magic.

Keep Your Yard Safe From Hummingbird Predators

If you love attracting hummingbirds, you'll want to keep them safe. Find out which hummingbird predators to watch out for.

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When Should You Put Out Hummingbird Feeders in Spring?

One of the most exciting signs of spring is when hummingbirds come back. Learn when you should put out hummingbird...

10 Super Cute Hummingbird Moments and Stories

These cute hummingbird photos have sweet stories, too! Discover hummingbirds that helped readers heal, remember loved ones and more.

A Hummingbird Swing Gives Tiny Fliers a Place to Perch

Hummingbirds like to perch near feeders and sometimes just need a place to rest! Add a hummingbird swing for perfect...

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Hummingbirds Are the Ultimate Bird Supermoms

A hummingbird mother raises her babies all by themselves! Discover how hard these amazing bird moms work to bring up...

8 Hummingbird Feeder Mistakes You Should Never Make

There are a few pitfalls to avoid when feeding hummingbirds—like adding red dye or brown sugar. Learn why hummingbirds might...

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Everything You Need to Know About Hummingbird Nests

Watching hummingbirds is more fun when you find a hummingbird nest with hummingbird eggs. Learn how to attract these tiny...

Hummingbird Torpor Looks Strange but It’s Totally Normal

Hummingbirds can drop their internal temperature, inducing a temporary state of torpor, which means they need less energy, and therefore...

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The Fascinating Life of a Female Hummingbird

Though more subtly colored than a male, a hard-working female hummingbird leads a much busier and more fascinating life!

Is It Safe to Freeze Hummingbird Nectar?

Birding experts reveal whether it's OK to freeze and thaw hummingbird sugar water for feeders, and how to care for...

Hummingbird Migration Takes an Incredible Journey

Learn about the epic hummingbird migration feats of these tiny birds. The diminutive creatures undertake great journeys in spring and...

How to Clean Your Hummingbird Feeder

Backyard birders share their proven tips to keep sugar water safe for their favorite fliers. Learn how to clean hummingbird...