A Feeder for Your Favourites
Hummingbirds are making the journey north - some have arrived! You can track their progress by going to the Journey North website.These miniature marvels have been migrating between North and Central America for thousands of years, a round trip in which millions of hummingbirds instinctively participate in. Watching hummingbirds visit your yard is one of the most exciting times in bird feeding and a big reason many of us got into the hobby in the first place.
Hummingbirds generally arrive around Mother's Day in our area. Here is how you can welcome them!
Make sure to thoroughly clean and dry your nectar feeders. You can use warm soapy water to clean it or place on the upper rack of your dishwasher. If you need to replace an old feeder, come by our store.
Our WBU High Perch™ hummingbird feeder is the perfect way to attract hummingbirds to any yard. The high perch allows hummingbirds to comfortably rest, providing you with better, longer views of the birds. We also have one that is great for window feeding! Our feeders do not leak, and most models feature a built-in ant moat to deter crawling insects. These feeders are easy to clean and come with a lifetime guarantee.
Hummingbirds love nectar! Wild Birds Unlimited boxed nectar uses a superfine sugar that and can easily be made with water, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Or you can make your own nectar.
The ratio is four parts water to one part sugar (ex: one cup of water to ¼ cup sugar).
1. Boil the water to allow the sugar to dissolve easily.
2. Pour it over the sugar and stir until dissolved.
3. Once cooled off, fill your feeder and keep the rest in a nectar bottle in the refrigerator.
Do not use dyes, brown sugar or honey. Red dye in nectar is not needed and can be harmful to the birds. Keep the nectar fresh by replacing it every few days, especially in hot weather as it can ferment.
Being able to bring nature’s jewels into your own yard is so rewarding. Come by the store to learn more about amazing Hummingbirds!