Hummingbirds Are Coming, Are You Ready?

Hummingbirds are making the journey north. 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. Hummingbirds are coming, here is how you can get ready for their return:

Feeders:
Make sure to thoroughly clean and dry your nectar feeders. You can use warm soapy water to clean it. If you need to replace an old feeder, shop our online store – order.wbu.com.

Our 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.

Rufous Hummingbird, Bird Photo, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU

Food:
Hummingbirds love nectar! 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 rid it of chlorination and 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. Commercial nectar that you purchase should be free of red dye. The sugar used in boxed nectar is superfine and can easily be made with boiled water, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Keep the nectar fresh by replacing it every few days. 

That is how you can prepare for the hummingbirds’ arrival. Being able to bring nature’s jewels into your yard is so rewarding!

Nectar Bottle, Accessories, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBUNectar, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU

You can read more about attracting hummingbirds to your yard here.