How To Determine The Best Place To Put Your Hummingbird Feeder

Hummingbirds are nature's most enchanting visitors due to their feather iridescence and vibrant colors. They represent fun, playfulness, and creativity, so attracting them to your garden is a win and a terrific photo opportunity.  

Consider the best location for your hummingbird feeder before installing it. To set your hummingbird feeder, make sure it has enough open space and cover, is easy to view, and lets you change the nectar often.  

The right location matters for several reasons. Hummingbirds, which are 3–5 inches long, need to feel safe. They need enough hiding places and consistent feeding food to be safe.

In summer, refresh the hummingbird feeder nectar daily to prevent food contamination, even if you haven't had visits. By arranging the feeder properly, you'll encourage hummingbirds to return to your garden for food and shelter.

Hummingbirds require open space and cover to feel comfortable. Leave enough room around the feeder so they can see it from different angles, but place it close to bushes, vegetation, or trees so they can hide if they get scared.  

Try to set the feeder within 10 to 15 feet of shrubs or other foliage where they can hide or nest. Colorful flowers in the garden will also please them. Flowers will stay in your garden longer with an additional nectar source.

There are two other important placement factors. Ensure the feeder is visible from a kitchen or living room window to enjoy their company. It shouldn't be too close to windows, as they may fly into them.  

Thus, place the feeder 15–20 feet from the nearest window. Since you'll be changing the nectar constantly, place the feeder easily accessible.

As long as you don't cook or smoke meat, a porch or deck may work. Naturally, your landscape and home layout will determine the best position for these criteria.