It seems weird to be talking about hummingbirds in January, but for some strange reason, Anna’s hummingbirds have decided they like to overwinter in Idaho and I have been lucky enough to have a couple at my house this winter. Because I had procrastinated about taking down my feeders, I discovered them in the late […]

Here are some tips to consider when selecting a hummingbird feeder:

1. One of the most important considerations in choosing a hummingbird feeder is: is it easy to clean? Hummingbird feeders need to be cleaned and refilled with fresh nectar every 2 days in hot weather. That is because hummingbird nectar, which is composed of sugar and water, can mold or spoil easily in heat. So frequent cleaning of the feeder is essential to the health of your hummingbirds.

2. Examine the hummingbird feeder you are considering buying and take it apart. Unscrew the bottle from the base and take apart the base. If you are considering a highly decorative feeder, make sure it meets the easy-to-clean criteria.