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Hummingbirds 101 - Expert Advice on Feeding Hummingbirds!


Feeding hummingbirds can be very rewarding, and whether you are a beginner or enthusiast, you may have a few questions... Find the answers to your hummingbird watching questions here, in Hummingbirds 101.


Types of Hummingbird Feeders, Hummingbird Feeding Tips, and advice on Hummingbird Protection are a few of the topics you can find here. And don't forget to check out our hummingbird store! Perky-Pet® and Birdfeeders.com have all the supplies you need to attract hummingbirds to your backyard.

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Checkout our Hummingbird Articles on our blog The Wild Bird Journal.



Hummingbirds 101, Type of feeder

Types of Hummingbird Feeders

Putting up a hummingbird feeder is the easiest way to begin attracting hummingbirds to your yard, but the number of hummingbird feeders available can be a little overwhelming. Here is a quick reference guide to the different types of hummingbird feeders and the benefits of each.


Hummingbirds 101, Preferred Bird Food

Hummingbird Feeding - Food Types

Choosing which hummingbird feeder to buy can be very overwhelming, but thank goodness choosing what to serve hummingbirds in your feeder is pretty simple.

Hummingbird Nectar Guide


Hummingbirds 101, Bird Feeding Tips

How to Attract Hummingbirds

If this is the first time you've had a hummingbird feeder in your yard, you may have to wait several weeks for hummingbirds to discover it. However, there are a few things you can do to try and get the hummingbirds to notice your backyard sooner.

Infographic - Where to Hang Your Hummingbird Feeder


Hummingbirds 101, Hummingbird Migration

Hummingbird Watching for Beginners

The length of hummingbird watching enjoyment depends on your location. East coast folks wait for the annual spring hummingbird migration, while most west coast folks are able to watch them all year long. Find out more about when you might expect to see hummingbirds in your backyard.

Our Hummingbird Migration Map

Hummingbird Migration Facts


Hummingbirds 101, Hummingbird Protection

Protecting Hummingbirds from Other Wildlife

Just like wild birds, hummingbirds and hummingbird feeders need protection too. Common problems with hummingbird feeding consist of territorial hummingbirds that don't like to share the feeder and/or various types of insects who enjoy sweet nectar as well.


Hummingbirds 101, Hummingbird Species

Hummingbird Species Library

Hummingbirds are such interesting creatures, did you know there are over 300 species. Here in the U.S. there are about 16 species. Learn more about the various species of hummingbirds and how to spot them.


Hummingbirds 101, Videos

Birding Videos and Podcasts

Hummingbirds are one of the coolest creatures to watch. Take a look at our videos and podcasts page to learn all about hummingbirds!