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Make your own hummingbird food!

While hummingbirds eat insects as part of their protein diet, they also enjoy a good sip of nectar! You can make this hummingbird food by mixing one part regular table sugar, with four parts water. (Some evidence suggests that long-term consumption of one part sugar and three parts water may damage the livers of your visiting hummingbirds. Source:
Mark's Hummingbirds) Heat the mixture until the sugar completely dissolves. Pour it into your hummingbird feeder only after the sugar water has completely cooled off. Do not add food coloring, artificial sweeteners, honey, or juice, as these can harm, (or at best, be non-beneficial), to your hummingbirds.

Nectar must be replaced every seven days, and even more often during summertime, otherwise the nectar will go bad, and the hummingbirds will no longer come to the feeder. Always clean the inside of the hummingbird feeder with a mild detergent and rinse it thoroughly to prevent mold and bacteria from building up.

how to make your own hummingbird feeders, for more information...

Select a hummingbird by its name: (in alphabetical order)

Allen's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird

Black-chinned Hummingbird
Blue-throated Hummingbird


Booted Racket-tail Hummingbird


Broad-billed Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird


Calliope Hummingbird


Costa's Hummingbird
Crimson Topaz Hummingbird


Long-tailed Hermit Hummingbird


Magnificent (Rivoli's) Hummingbird
Peruvian Sheartail Hummingbird   Plain-capped Starthroat Hummingbird   Red-billed Streamertail Hummingbird
Ruby-throated Hummingbird   Rufous Hummingbird   Sword-billed Hummingbird
Violet-crowned Hummingbird   White-eared Hummingbird   Xantus' Hummingbird

Select a hummingbird's nest by its name: (in alphabetical order)

Allen's Hummingbird (nest) & another

Anna's Hummingbird (nest) & another

Bearded Helmetcrest Hummingbird (nest)
Black-chinned Hummingbird (nest) & another & with mother


Broad-billed Hummingbird (eggs only)


Buff-bellied Hummingbird (nest)
Calliope Hummingbird (nest)


Costa's Hummingbird (nest) & another & with mother


Fork-tailed Emerald Hummingbird (nest)
Giant Hummingbird (nest)


Glittering-bellied Emerald Hummingbird (nest)


Golden-bellied Starfrontlet Hummingbird (nest)
Purple-throated Sunangel Hummingbird (nest)   Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nest)   Rufous Hummingbird (nest) & with parents
Sappho Comet Hummingbird (nest)   Xantus' Hummingbird (nest)  

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