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How to Switch Your Hummingbirds to a New Hummingbird Feeder

If your hummingbirds don’t seem to like new feeders, here’s why – and how to fix it.

You wanted to switch your hummingbirds to a new hummingbird feeder. Should have been easy, right? But, when you put out the new hummingbird feeder, the little buggers ignored it. Or maybe you threw away the old feeder and put out the new feeder to surprise your hummingbirds but they didn’t even give it the time of day. It’s bad enough that they won’t share, now they thumb their noses (quill their beaks?) at your generosity. Don’t take it personally or blame the new feeder. It’s perfectly normal behavior. When you look at it from the hummingbirds’ perspective, it’ll make sense and you can, then, easily switch your hummingbirds to a new hummingbird feeder

Motivation is key to making a switch

It helps to know a few interesting facts about the little sprites. You probably already know that hummingbirds need lots of calories, almost all of the time, to survive. They live on the edge of starvation. So, understandably, they’re motivated by food more than anything else. This strong motivation makes them remember where food is, especially the dependable food sources, because they can’t afford to fly around guessing. Their amazing memories are what helps them stay alive so it makes sense that their habits aren’t easily changed.

What we know so far

Hummingbird bander measuring a hummingbird

Since we’ve been banding hummingbirds for several decades, we’ve learned that migrating hummingbirds return to the same yards, and feeders, every year. They know and remember your feeder and it’s location. This is why so many people tell us that their hummingbirds come to the window when they first arrive in Spring. It’s best for your hummingbirds, however, that you have your feeders out before they arrive. If you happen miss the moment they arrive, there will still be food waiting for them when it’s crucial. There will be more about this in a upcoming blog. Here’s an interesting article about hummingbird banding and how incredibly small those leg bands have to be.

Why don’t they do what we want?

For now we’ll focus on how to switch your hummingbirds to a new hummingbird feeder with a better understanding of their actions, or inactions. Whether they learned it from their mother or figured it out their own, your hummingbirds know that your feeder has food in it. Keep in mind that it’s possibly the only hummingbird feeder they’ve ever used. Then you put out a new feeder. Of course it’s a hummingbird feeder. Isn’t it obvious?? Nope, not to your hummingbirds. YOU know it’s a hummingbird feeder because, for one thing, you read the tag. But your hummingbirds don’t know that it’s anything more than another yard decoration. Maybe you should have left the tag on? So how do you motivate your hummingbirds to try the new feeder? Motivate is the operative word. What motivates them? FOOD. The tried & true Bait & Switch technique works because it uses food.

Ye olde BAIT & SWITCH:

Hang your old feeder in it’s original location. BUT… make sure it’s EMPTY. Hang your new feeder next to it, FULL of fresh nectar. If you’re going to switch your hummingbirds to a new hummingbird feeder, it’s important to have that old feeder out there so your hummingbirds won’t fail to stop at your yard because they didn’t see that old, familiar feeder. When they try that old feeder, and find it empty, they’ll predictably start checking around for another food source. This works very well because it’s actually the way they naturally feed from flowers. Each bloom only produces a little nectar each day so, when they finish one bloom, they move to the bloom next to it. When they finish with one plant, they start on the plant next to it.

Position your new feeder next to the old one:

The mistake most people make is leaving nectar in the old feeder. It should be empty.

Most hummingbirds make the switch to a new feeder in a few minutes. Some may take a couple of hours. At most, a couple of days but that’s really unusual. Patience is key. Don’t jump to the conclusion that they don’t ‘like’ your new feeder. They just don’t know it contains food… yet. Remember, if that old feeder has nectar in it, they’ll have no reason to look elsewhere for food.

hand feeding a ruby-throated hummingbird
Extra tolerant female ruby-throat

Different groups of hummingbirds can have different tolerance levels. For instance, some are more accepting of humans nearby while other groups are very shy. Many hummingbirds won’t need the Bait & Switch to try a new feeder. Your hummingbirds are most likely not unusual and will eat out of anything with nectar in it but they still may require the Bait & Switch. It’s interesting that male hummingbirds are usually slower to make the switch than females. Huh.

Unusually stubborn hummingbirds?

You can still easily switch your hummingbirds to a new feeder

The Modified Bait & Switch: Put the old feeder out with a very small amount of nectar in it – just enough to lick off the bottom or keep them for a day or so. Make sure that it’s just a little so it will run out pretty fast. When your hummingbirds dry up the old feeder, they’ll move to the one next to it, as they do with flowers. Most likely, your hummingbirds are not genetic anomalies and will succumb to the Bait & Switch like it was the Borg. This modified Bait & Switch can also be helpful if you’ve got a lot of neighbors, also feeding hummingbirds. No one wants their hummingbirds defecting to the neighbor’s, right?? For some reason, we all want ALL of the neighborhood’s hummingbirds.

For migrating hummingbirds

In the beginning of the season – for migrating hummingbirds – it’s a good idea to just put out your old feeder, filled with nectar until it looks like all of your hummingbirds are back and feeding regularly. Then go ahead with the Bait & Switch. Their migration is very difficult and you’ll want them to have a few days to bulk up. When the early ones arrive, often it’s too early for flowers or bugs so there’s nothing to eat. They’ll really need your feeder to keep from starving.

Hummingbird sitting in a frost-covered shrub
Cold days, with nothing to eat, make survival difficult

A word about late, wintry weather: If the weather is not very Spring-like, don’t make the mistake of not putting out a feeder! They’ll need it more than ever in cold/inclement weather. Save the Bait & Switch for better weather. Check out our earlier blog about keeping hummingbird feeders warm and thawed.

Crazy, long tongues are essential

Ruby-throat using her long tongue for a trumpet vine
Getting nectar from trumpet vine flowers requires a long tongue

If you’re switching to one of our hummingbird feeders, the raised feeding ports allow only hummingbirds to reach the nectar. So you may see your hummingbirds give the new feeder a quick, cursory try and go back to the old feeder. Don’t fret. They’re simply expecting the nectar to be sitting right at the port opening – just the way those blankety-blank wasps like it. The hummingbirds will quickly learn that they’ll have to use their crazy long tongues to reach the nectar, just like they do with deep, trumpet-shaped flowers. Be patient. They always figure it out. Once they do, you can bet they’ll prefer feeding without fighting wasps. There are three different styles and all of them deter ants and wasps plus they easily wash up in seconds. The Lil Sweety, our Extra Large Hummingbird Feeder, and the beautiful Garden Pole Mounted Hummingbird Feeder.

Many people have thrown out perfectly good feeders…

assuming that their hummingbirds don’t ‘like’ the new feeder they’ve purchased. Hopefully this sheds some light on why hummingbirds do what they do, and don’t do. The person who made this video of hummingbirds, has unfortunately blamed the retailer for her hummingbirds’ natural behavior. This person isn’t alone, they just went a bit more public than most.

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What’s the best food for hummingbirds???

The $64,000 question:

What is the best food for hummingbirds?? If you’re making the hummingbird food, or nectar, yourself; 4 parts water to 1 part sugar, and not adding coloring… you can go to the head of the class.

4 to 1 is the accepted ratio to most closely resemble flower nectar – which is what we’re trying to imitate. ‘Experts’ opinions vary a little because we’re all still learning about these amazing birds.

The normal mixture, especially ideal during hot or dry weather, is ¼ cup of sugar per cup of water. During cold, rainy, or foggy conditions when fresh water is plentiful but birds need more energy, it’s fine to make the mixture 1/3 cup of sugar per cup of water. Concentrations of sugars in natural nectars vary within about that range.” According to The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

So, if some is good, isn’t more better?? YES – with money and English toffee but, remember, we’re imitating flower nectar, not making toffee.

In fact, syrup concentrations of greater than 50% are beyond that of most natural nectars” Scientific beekeeping.com

Is it necessary to boil hummingbird nectar?

No, not for immediate use but, if you pan to store it, boiling can retard fermentation. If you’re sterilizing it for the hummingbirds, don’t bother. All day long they’re eating un-sterilized flower nectar and very un-sterilized bugs. As soon as your hummingbird sticks it’s beak in your feeder, it’s anything but sterile. “If you mix up small quantities of sugar water every day or two, there’s no need to boil the water. But if you mix up larger batches and refrigerate part for later use, then it’s wise to make the mixture with boiling water.” The Cornell Lab of Ornithology – “Feeding Hummingbirds”

Is it OK to microwave hummingbird nectar?

If you want to microwave it, just heat the water, then mix the sugar into the heated water. “Do not microwave the solution, because microwaving causes a breakdown in the sugar molecule that can change the nutritional value.” Thomas G. Barnes, Ph.D., Associate Extension Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist, Department of Forestry

Actually, an electric tea pot is way faster than microwaving.

Should you color the nectar?

NEVER add coloring, or use red-colored commercial mixes! It’s very bad for hummingbirds. Hopefully, you’ve already sworn to never color the nectar.

Different TYPES of sugar:

If you want to provide the best food for your hummingbirds, the sugar should always be WHITE ‘table’ sugar. Because we’re continually told that we should avoid refined sugar, many people assume that goes for hummingbirds, too. But you should never use any sugar with a brownish tint. Examples could be Turbinado, Raw, organic. Organic is fine as long as it’s refined and pure white but that may be an oxymoron. The brownish tint is molasses residue that, because of it’s iron content, is pretty bad for birds. Plus, it turns your hummingbird feeder into quite the science project. Would YOU drink it??? Wait… don’t answer that.

More interesting stuff about different types of white sugar:

Eliminating brown-ish colored sugars from the discussion, there are different TYPES of plain old WHITE sugar. In your normal, old grocery store you’ll find “pure cane sugar”, as well as a less expensive “pure granulated sugar”. Most people never catch the difference. If you did, you get a star sticker on your forehead. Pure granulated sugar may, or may not, list what the sugar is made from but it’s normally made from sugar beets.

Sugar from beets??

Harvested sugar beets

Nothing wrong with sugar beets except beet sugar is a little less pure and sweet. YOU may not notice the difference but your hummingbirds probably will. Hummingbirds will still eat nectar made from beets but they do appear to prefer cane sugar. There’s got to be a reason that pastry chefs only use pure cane sugar. The impurities in other types of granulated sugar may foul the nectar faster plus, well, it’s not quite as sweet. Also, beet sugar has an odor where pure cane sugar has no detectable smell. And, contrary to what we used to think, hummingbirds DO have a sense of smell.

I know of only two research papers that have tested whether or not hummingbirds can smell, both of them short notes; and in both cases they found that the hummingbirds they tested could associate scents with food in artificial flowers.”
Jeff Ollerton’s Biodiversity Blog

Make hummingbird food super fast with Baker’s Sugar:

Baker’s Sugar is still pure cane sugar, but it’s ground finer than normal granulated sugar. It dissolves in a few seconds, even with room temperature water so it’s almost instant with boiling water. If you use an electric teapot and Baker’s Sugar, you can probably mix a new batch so fast you can do it in between your hummingbirds’ visits to the feeder. So, the best food for your hummingbirds is now super fast & easy. In your haste, don’t forget to let it cool before putting it outside. If you want even easier nectar prep, make it right in the feeder!

Electric teapot + Baker’s Sugar = crazy fast

Baker’s Sugar IS NOT “Powdered’, ’10X’ or ‘Confectioner’s’ sugar. All those are not pure sugar and have all sorts of other ingredients. Powdered sugar is delicious mixed with cream cheese and smeared on carrot cake but never use ‘powdered’ sugar for your hummingbirds.

What about commercial hummingbird nectars?

For one thing, why spend the money? Pure cane sugar overwhelmingly seems to be hummingbirds’ favorite. More importantly, many commercial nectars have preservatives and red coloring (insert danger music here). So why do ‘they’ sell it?? Simply because people buy it. You can make the best food for hummingbirds yourself.

“‘instant nectar’ products containing artificial coloring are at best a waste…”

Sheri Williamson of the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (SABO), and author of A Field Guide to Hummingbirds and Attracting and Feeding Hummingbirds, writes, “The bottom line is that ‘instant nectar’ products containing artificial coloring are at best a waste of your hard-earned money and at worst a source of disease, suffering, and premature death in hummingbirds.”

All birds are very sensitive to preservatives and should never eat them. “Commercial mixes can cost more than homemade sugar-water solutions, and many of them also contain preservatives that might harm the birds.” Thomas G. Barnes, Ph.D., Associate Extension Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist, Department of Forestry

Other stuff we should NEVER feed to hummingbirds:

Honey. There are many technical reasons honey should never be fed to hummingbirds. Mainly, honey can contain molds and botulism, both are deadly to hummingbirds. Plus, honey dissolves very poorly in water so it’s very difficult for the hummingbirds to wash it off their beaks. It also has a different sugar composition that is not optimal for hummingbirds’ needs. Keep the honey for yourself, guilt-free.

Corn syrup. In case you’re wondering, corn syrup is the wrong type of sugar for hummingbirds.

Do we need to tell anyone not to use artificial sweeteners? IF you can get your hummingbirds to drink it, they’d quickly starve.

Here’s more information to help you steal the neighbor’s hummingbirds.

This webpage, from University of KY is chock full of helpful and interesting information for successful hummingbird feeding: U of K (http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/for/for97/for97.htm)

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When Should You Put Your Hummingbird Feeder out in Spring?

Hummingbird on shrub branch

Many people don’t think about putting out their feeders until…

  1. The weather is warm and they suddenly remembered they used to feed hummingbirds.
  2. They see a hummingbird in the yard.
  3. There’s a hummingbird at the window, making it known that the feeder should have been filled and put outside.
Hummingbird outside window looking for feeder
Hey! Where’s the feeder?

If you wait til then, you’ve missed a very important opportunity to help them, not to mention lure them from the neighbors. It’s important to understand that hummers don’t want to leave a good source of food. So, once they find a source, they usually stick with it. YOU want to BE that source. If you’re the first one with feeders out, that means you’re the only one with feeders out. Your neighbors will wonder where their hummingbirds are. OK, it’s not 100% because hummingbirds do remember where all the feeders are but, if yours is the only feeder available before bugs hatch and flowers bloom, that will definitely put you way up there on their list of favorites. And, if you’re consistent with those feeders, the hummingbirds will have no choice but to make your yard their go-to yard.

Catch their attention when they first arrive.

A hanging basket of flowers next to your feeder will really get their attention. It’s like the billboard on the highway that says “EAT. HERE.” Your local nursery will have some great attention-grabbing annuals that the hummingbirds can’t help but spot. A double shepherd’s hook with those constantly-blooming flowers on one side, and your feeder on the other, is almost like cheating.

SO… when DO they arrive???

Ruby Throated hummingbird early Spring
Early arriving Ruby Throat

Don’t guess. Use this handy migration map to see when the first arriving hummingbirds are getting close. Then you can get that feeder out in the nick of time. It can be downright exciting, especially if you’re recovering from cabin fever. You never know… maybe you’ll be one of the first to report a sighting. You can also look at the previous years’ arrival dates.

Check the map and you could be their go-to yard.

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Why You May have had Fewer Hummingbirds Last Year

Two male hummingbirds sharing a perch

In 2018, many people reported that very few of their Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds had returned. Some people reported that they had none at all! … Gulp!

Migration for hummingbirds is dangerous; Maybe more like death-defying.

Ruby-Throated hummingbird flying fast in the Fall sun
Flying against the odds

In Fall, when many hummingbirds are migrating south, it’s hurricane season from Central America through Texas. The young hummingbirds are the last to leave in Fall. They stay as long as possible to gain as much weight as they can for their journey. The more weight, the more energy. If only it worked like that for us.

Hummingbird sitting in a frost-covered shrub
Cold days are challenging for hummingbirds

In Spring, extra early arriving hummers may have to deal with late wintry cold spells. In April, 2018 the Midwest through New England had very cold, snowy, windy weather… for four days. It would have been very difficult for any early arriving hummers to survive. To make things worse, many people reported that they didn’t put out their feeders due to the wintry weather. Yikes! That’s when their hummers needed a feeder more than ever. It takes a lot of calories to be a hummingbird and cold weather greatly increases their need for calories. With the wintry weather and no food, well… no need to state the obvious. The good news is that many still hadn’t migrated. So some people still had plenty of hummers. Whew!

To add to their challenges, half of young hummingbirds don’t survive to return. With banding, we’re learning more about when, and where, they disappear. It’s no secret that feeding them has helped many survive as well as increase their range.

Hummingbird sitting on frozen feeder
Nectar popsicles are no fun for hummingbirds

Getting your feeders out just before your hummingbirds arrive will not only help them survive but it greatly increases your chances to steal the neighbors’ hummingbirds. Just admit it. That’s what you really want. Beat the neighbors and find out when the hummingbirds are getting close by checking the Migration Map. If you get some late, cold weather you can easily MacGyver a DIY feeder warmer we wrote about in our previous post, “Feeding Hummingbirds in Freezing Weather

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Feeding Hummingbirds in Freezing Weather: Keeping Nectar Warm, DIY

Hummingbird on frozen feeder

For those of you whose hummingbirds arrive in cold weather, or if your hummers stay year round and you have occasional sub-freezing weather, we’ve found some brilliant DIY feeder warmers.

Some of these warmers are brilliantly simple while others require bit of handyman-ish knowledge. All are very inventive. We recommend that you don’t start watching these videos 5 minutes before you have to go somewhere because one video always leads to another. Before you know it, it’s dark out, you’ve bought 2 advertised gadgets, and you’re watching funny cat videos.

Our favorite:

We think this particular system worked very well. Maybe it was the awesome video that made it our favorite. During a very cold spell in AZ, Patrick helped his Anna’s Hummingbirds with a heating pad and a hair dryer! And his hummers sat there! It’s a great video…

We’ve yet to try out any of the DIY warmers but will definitely be trying a couple of them this Spring. We’ll take videos and report back. ANY of them will be better than switching out cold with warmed feeders every half hour. Been there and done that. Good thing we’re self-unemployed.

Here’s one of the particularly inventive ones. Maybe a rain hood might be a helpful addition to protect the heater & thermostatically controlled outlet.


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Provide nesting material and locations for your Hummingbirds

Hummingbird sitting next to her nest
Hummer Gathering Cattail Fluff
Cattail fluff is a favorite nesting material

You can encourage your hummingbirds to nest in your area by providing nesting material for them. Natural cotton batting, [real] cotton balls, cattail fluff, plant down (ie: dandelion fluff, thistledown) and feather down (like from an old jacket) are a few examples of good nesting material. Hummingbirds also use lichens, leaf fuzz, and spider webs but the hummingbirds are probably better at collecting these materials than you.

Never use dryer lint as it’s full of chemicals, perfumes and long strands. All of which are dangerous for birds, especially small ones. If you’re providing another material, make sure it’s free of chemicals, perfumes and doesn’t contain long strands.

But how do you contain these materials to offer them? One of those cheap suet cages works great! Chances are you’ve already got one. If you prefer a little more crafty look, a grapevine ball from the craft store does a great job holding nesting material. DIY Grapevine Nesting Ball A rain hood over your offerings will keep them dry and usable plus you won’t have to replace them after a rain.

Cattails and cotton balls in a suet feeder with rain hood
Easy way to offer some cattails or cotton nesting material

You can also create a location on which they can build their nest…

If you suspect that your yard doesn’t have many suitable nesting sites, you can take matters in to your own hands. Here’s an easy How-To for creating nesting sites and supports. It could be just what your hummingbirds need to convince them that your yard is verrry hummingbird-friendly. Avoid locations with a lot of bird traffic.

If you find a hummingbird nest, keep your distance! It’ll drive you crazy because you’ll be dying to see those teeny little babies but you don’t want to interrupt even one feeding visit from mom. You also don’t want to stress her. Their lives are already stressful enough. And certainly never touch the nest. One more thing, if you get a picture of a nest, we’d love to see it!

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8 Cures for Cabin Fever While Waiting for Your Hummingbirds to Return

2 people stuck inside on a winter day

Are you staring out the window at the snow, missing your hummingbirds? Sure, chickadees, junco’s and titmice are great but they just don’t cause us to cheer out loud like we do when we see the first hummingbird in Spring. That’s because hummingbirds are just plain amazing. If you get excited with the arrival of your hummingbirds, this list of sure cures is just what your doctor would order for your cabin fever. For medicinal purposes, only, of course.

1. Plan a hummingbird-filled vacation in the USA.

Here are some really cool places to learn about, see, and even hand-feed lots of hummingbirds. Whether it’s a hummingbird banding, festival or an area known for high numbers of hummingbirds… any of them are known cures for cabin fever. Fire up the RV and call shotgun!

Banded hummingbird resting in hands before flying off

We’ve got over a dozen hummingbird festivals and bandings listed in EVENTS.

For places to visit, and see lots of hummingbirds, click on this… PLACES TO VISIT IN THE USA.

(We’d list them all here but you might never make it to #2 in the list of cabin fever cures)

2. Take a dream, hummingbird-focused eco-tour!

Sparkling Violetear in Ecuador
Sparkling Violetear in Ecuador

Why not??? Central and South America are beautiful! The weather is fabulous and there are scads of incredible hummingbirds, not to mention lots of other amazing birds. C’mon, life is short. Just do it! Maybe even save your receipts to turn in to your health insurance company. Hey, medicinal purposes, right??

We’ve got a few highly recommended destinations for hummingbird enthusiasts in our PLACES TO VISIT OFF THE CONTINENT.

Man with Costa Hummingbirds perched on his hands
Costa Hummingbirds

There are many other great places to visit. These are just a few to get you started.

3. Make a New Year’s resolution to keep your feeders clean and full

This should only take a couple of seconds so, on to #4…

4. Look for hummingbird nests. Get the grandkids involved!

Hummingbird sitting next to her nest
Hummingbird nests are very small and well camouflaged.

Winter is the best time to look for hummingbird nests. They prefer to nest in deciduous trees & shrubs so, with the leaves gone, it’s easier to spot the tiny nests. EasiER, not easy. Dress warm and maybe bring binoculars.

IMPORTANT: If you spot a nest, DON’T bother it! They often return to nests and use them again.

Don’t waste time looking for nests in busy bird areas, like your backyard full of bird feeders. “Contrary to popular belief, hummingbirds generally are not backyard nesters but prefer isolated or semi-isolated environments or undisturbed forest for their nesting sites. Most hummers will return to the same nest site each year and either build upon the existing nest or build a new nest if the old one was destroyed.”

Thomas G. Barnes, Ph.D., Associate Extension Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist, Department of Forestry

(http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/for/for97/for97.htm)

5. Start collecting nesting material for your birds

Providing nesting material is big help for hummingbirds, and all birds for that matter. You can collect material and make a nice looking “bird ball”. You can also purchase them but making a couple of them is a great winter project that doesn’t require any skill. Another grandkid activity! For more detail about what materials to collect, as well as how to make a nest support, see our blog: Providing nesting material and locations for your Hummingbirds

6. Put the migration map link on your smart phone

This map is updated daily so you can see when the first hummers are almost to your area. With this information, you’ll know when to put your feeders out in time to catch those first hummingbirds and let them know that your yard is where all the cool birds are. You could even be pro-active by checking the dates of the 2018 first arrivals and get your feeders out in time to be one of the people who report a first-sighting. Pretty exciting stuff, eh?? Here’s the MAP link. (https://maps.journeynorth.org/map/?year=2019&map=hummingbird-ruby-throated-first)

7. Post some of your favorite hummingbird pics & videos on our FB page

Link to Face Book page

8. Check our Events Calendar to see if we’re at a show near you

Spend a couple hours indoors, walking through gardens, enjoying ponds, and all sorts of un-winter-like stuff while sipping a latte or glass of wine. It’s a great way to shake off cabin fever plus we’d love to meet you so stop by! Our Spring shows

Purple Clematis
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Resources

Sparkling Violetear in Ecuador

Lots of hummer information

Your authentic resource for hummingbird information and endangered species protection. News, images, education and more…

North Carolina Hummingbirds – Identifying & reporting sightings

Georgia Hummers

The Ontario Hummingbird Project

Hummingbirds in the Sonoran Desert

California hummingbirds

Interesting general info

Tracking migrations and seasons

More hummer information, as well as other birds

Hummingbirds of the Pacific Flyway

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PLACES TO VISIT IN THE USA:

Banded hummingbird resting in hands before flying off

Ramsey Canyon Perserve, AZ

We heard the Ramsey Canyon Inn is a great B&B for hummingbird enthusiasts

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Renowned hummingbird researcher and author, Nancy L. Newfield, has compiled a fantastic list of events and destinations

We’ll continue to add to this list as we learn about more great places. We invite you to contact us and let us know of any places we should add to this list.