How to Create an Ideal Hummingbird Habitat 

Select natural flowers like trumpet vine, bee balm, salvia, columbine, and cardinal flower for their nectar. Hummingbirds will eat these blossoms year-round.  

Plant Native Flowers 

Add sugar water (4 parts water to 1 part white granulated sugar) to hummingbird feeders to supplement natural nectar sources. Maintain clean and full feeders in prominent positions around your yard, away from windows and predators.  

Provide Hummingbird Feeders 

Hummingbirds need cover and perches, so plant bushes, trees, and vines. They rest in shady places between feeding flights and at night. The dense greenery protects against animals and harsh weather.  

Create Shelter 

Hummingbirds drink and bathe in water. Offer birdbaths, shallow dishes, and misters. Maintain clean water and change it often to prevent sickness.  

Offer Water Sources 

Pesticides and herbicides reduce hummingbird food sources, therefore reduce or eliminate their use in your yard.  

Avoid Pesticides 

Hummingbirds nest in cups of plant fibres, spider silk, and other soft materials. In your yard, hang thin branches, twigs, and little fabric or yarn strips for nesting. Avoid disturbing existing nests.  

Create Nesting Sites 

Hummingbirds can rest and observe their environment on little branches or perches near feeders and flowers.  

Provide Perches and Resting Spots 

To prevent mould, bacteria, and other contaminants from harming hummingbirds, clean feeders, birdbaths, and other features regularly.  

Maintain a Clean Environment 

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