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Gardening is a delight on its own, but it’s truly wonderful to see hummingbirds zipping around and enjoying the nectar from your flowers. Hummingbirds are beloved by gardeners, not only for their cuteness, but because they’re highly adept pollinators as well.
Hummingbird feeders provide readily available nectar for the birds, so that they don’t have to expend energy searching for it. The best hummingbird feeders are those that allow for easy access to these birds to feed, while keeping squirrels, bugs and other birds out. Experts also recommend getting hummingbird feeders that are red in color, as this helps attract the birds — just avoid coloring the nectar itself with red dye. Making your own hummingbird nectar at home is easy, and all you need is sugar and water.
Enjoy the bird watching scene from your window all season long by treating yourself (and your garden) one of these 10 hummingbird feeders.
Perky-Pet 8-Ounce Pinch Waist Glass Hummingbird Feeder
This 8-ounce hummingbird feeder may be small, but it’s designed intentionally to give your birds unrestricted access, while keeping the pests out. The feeder is equipped with four flower-shaped feeding ports, and each one has a yellow gridded bee guard that protects it from becoming a bug magnet. Its top also functions as an ant moat.
Four perches allow the birds to rest while sipping, and the entire feeder comes apart for easy cleaning.
Juegoal 12-ounce Hanging Hummingbird Feeder
If frequently refilling this small, 12-ounce vessel doesn’t bother you, this user-favorite hummingbird feeder is the one to go with. It includes an ant moat to prevent crawling insects from getting into the nectar, as well as four raised feeding ports that completely seal it off from wasps and bees.
A perch along the perimeter of the unit lets these buzzy birds rest for half a second, and the cover also snaps off easily to clean.
Perky Pet Copper Bird Feeder
This sizable metal-and-glass hummingbird feeder holds 32 ounces of liquid, and it makes for a stunning outdoor accent. It includes four feeding ports, and the unit has a slight lip around the edge that’s the right size for the hummingbirds to perch on.
Users do note that if not affixed properly, the feeder vessel can get quite leaky, so always check the feeder over your sink before hanging it.