12 Tips on How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Yard (2022)

Tori Rhodes
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Add bright red ribbon to your backyard

Feeder to draw hummingbirds' attention.

Tempt with homemade nectar

Move over sugar and artificial nectar. Red or black plastic-honeycomb-shaped feeders filled with nectar from easy-to-make homemade recipes are the best ways to attract hummingbirds.

It also often happens that hummingbirds just want to drink whatever and the feeder is not a necessity. This means that you need to spend a lot of time on the window or hanging around the table to provide a nectar source.

Then what you really need is a hummingbird feeder that is easy to refill and is available at all times.

I use a red plastic bottle shaped like a towel holder. I fill these feeders with a store-bought nectar/ water mix and a homemade sugar water mix. I then refill them with water every few days and refill the sugary nectar with fresh mix every few weeks. This makes keeping your hummingbird feeder filled easily to maintain.

Install a perching spot

Hummingbirds love to perch nearby when they’re feeding. Installing a perching spot near a window with a steady supply of nectar-producing plants, such as bee balm, is an easy way to attract these beautif