Hummingbirds are especially attracted to the color red. Good choices are plants with red or orange tubular flowers, such as fuchsias, red-flowering currant, columbines, coral bells, salvias and penstemons.

How do you get hummingbirds to come to your feeder?

How to Attract Hummingbirds

  1. Display as much red as possible; such as red flowers and red feeders.
  2. Hang red ribbons on your feeders, bushes and trees.
  3. Supply a water source.
  4. Plant trees or tall shrubs as perches.
  5. Hang a protein/insect feeder as a source of protein.
  6. Hang more feeders to attract more hummingbirds.

How do you attract hummingbirds fast?

Top 10 Things You Can Do to Attract Hummingbirds

  1. Add a new native plant species to your garden. …
  2. Plan a continuous blooming schedule. …
  3. Deadhead your flowers to enhance blooming. …
  4. Tie an orange ribbon round the old oak tree. …
  5. Repaint your plastic flowers; rehabilitate your old feeders. …
  6. Replace old feeders.

Where is the best place to put hummingbird feeders?

Best Spots to Hang Hummingbird Feeders

  • In a flowerbed filled with nectar-rich flowers. …
  • Near a safe window with suitable decals or other steps to minimize bird collisions. …
  • From an overhead gutter, awning or roofline. …
  • Within 10 to 15 feet of safety. …
  • From a deck railing with an extendable arm.

What will attract the most hummingbirds?


  • Fill your yard with native flowering plants, vines, shrubs, and trees. …
  • Grow native plants like trumpet honeysuckle, bee balm, and hummingbird sage, which provide much more nectar than hybrids and exotics.

Why won’t hummingbirds drink from my feeder?

Here are 5 common reasons why hummingbirds don’t come to your feeder: It is the wrong time of year. You are using the wrong nectar recipe. The feeders are in the wrong location.

How long will it take for hummingbirds to find my feeder?

As you are getting started, please tame your expectations. It’s unlikely that you will hang a feeder or plant a few flowers, and suddenly dozens of hummingbirds appear. It can take days, weeks, months, even years before hummingbirds find your yard and start visiting regularly.

Will hummingbirds come to Blue feeder?

Blue hummingbird feeders work because hummers are attracted to the nectar more than anything else. Hummers know what their feeder looks like so can be drawn to it by this alone, as the presence of nectar will seal the deal. Hummers do like blue feeders as much as the common made in red or green feeders.

Where is the best place to hang a hummingbird house?

Hanging the hummingbird house under the eaves of your own house is by far the best option. This will provide the birds with the protection they need from predators making them feel much safer.