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...

Are White Hummingbird Sightings Rare?

What gives a white hummingbird unique plumage? Learn the factors behind white hummingbird feathers and if albino hummingbirds are rare.

The Hummingbird Heart Rate Is Unbelievably Fast

Everyone knows how quickly hummingbirds fly — but do their hearts beat just as fast?

7 Natural Ways to Keep Bees and Wasps Away From Hummingbird Feeders

Bugs be gone! Discover seven smart and easy ways to keep bees and wasps away from your hummingbird feeders, without...

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...

Top 15 Colorful Hummingbird Flowers to Grow

What flowers do hummingbirds like? Turn your garden into a pollinator haven with colorful hummingbird flowers such as bee balm...

Rainbow Flyers: Brilliant Hummingbird Colors

Hummingbirds come in every color of the rainbow! These reader-submitted images perfectly show vibrant hummingbird colors.

Attract More Hummingbirds to a Small Garden

You're just a few plants away from hosting loads of hummingbirds! Here’s how to welcome them with even the smallest...

Hummingbird Eyes Can See More Colors Than Humans

A research study reveals a hummingbird's large eyes see the world in a wider range of brilliant colors than people...

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21 Frequently Asked Questions About Feeding Hummingbirds

Get answers to your most commonly asked questions about feeding hummingbirds and hummingbird behavior from birding experts.

How Long Do Hummingbirds Live?

How long do hummingbirds live? What determines their survival? Here's how old the hummingbirds in your yard grow to be—and...

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The Only Homemade Hummingbird Nectar Recipe You Need

Wondering how to make hummingbird nectar to fill your feeders? Get the simple DIY recipe for homemade hummingbird nectar.

Ask the Experts: Hummingbird Behavior Explained

Birding experts answer some of the most commonly asked questions about fascinating hummingbird behavior that you might see in your...

Attract More Hummingbirds for Less Money

Save time and money when feeding and attracting hummingbirds with these simple tips and tricks. Your wallet will thank you!

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Hummingbird Sounds: Do Hummingbirds Sing?

Listen carefully to hear calls or singing the next time you see a hummingbird. Learn all about the variety of...

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.

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...

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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.

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.