7 Best Hummingbird Feeder Reviews 2017 | To Keep Them Happy!

Best hummingbird feeder

Out of more than 300 species of hummingbirds, 12 species spend summers in North America and winters in tropical countries. Habitat destruction and loss are the main threats for survival of hummingbirds currently listed as vulnerable or endangered on the IUCN red list

Fortunately, hummingbirds enjoy the benefit of being garden and backyard favorites in the U.S. A lot of kind and environmentally aware people put out hummingbird feeders which attract hummingbirds so they can have enough food in the summer and while going on their long migratory journeys.

They feed on flower nectar, tree sap, pollen and insects. Although small in size, due to their fast breathing rate, fast heartbeat and high body temperature, hummingbirds require a lot of food several times during the day.

So buy the best hummingbird feeder you can get and help these beautiful little birds to survive and remain nature’s most loved wonders for generations of hummingbird fans to come.

ModelEditor RatingPrice 
1. Aspects HummZinger HighView 12 oz Hanging Hummingbird Feeder
2. Grateful Gnome - Hummingbird Feeder - Hand Blown Glass - Red Egg - 28 Fluid Ounces
3. First Nature 3051 Hummingbird Feeder, 16-Ounce
4. Aspects 367 Hummzinger Ultra Hummingbird Feeder, 12-Ounce
5. First Nature 3055 32-ounce Hummingbird Feeder
6. Perky Pet 8133-2 Daisy Vase Vintage Glass Hummingbird Feeder
7. Perky-Pet 8108-2 Green Antique Bottle 10-Ounce Glass Hummingbird Feeder

Buying Guide And Useful info

What is the best humming bird feeder?

It’s really simple: your best hummingbird feeder is the one which attracts the hummers, makes it easy for them to feed and is easy to clean and maintain.

With so many beautiful, imaginatively-designed and cool hummingbird feeders you do have a great choice.

Most feeders are made of plastic, glass, and ceramics. The feeders are quite a recent development and hummingbirds cannot recognize them instinctively as food sources, like they do with flowers.

The hummers learn how to use them by watching other hummers simply because they are naturally inquisitive and great in finding food sources. If you buy a new or change your existing feeder, they may not feed immediately from the new one, but they will adapt.

Any feeder can attract hummers as long as the feeder is attractive color and emits the syrup smell. Hummingbirds will come to any feeder that holds fresh syrup, so you might as well buy one that's easy for you to clean and maintain.

Should you buy a feeder with perches?

We were shocked to find out that many photographers prefer not to have feeders with perches, just because they can get better pictures of hovering birds. Hummingbirds already live at the edge of their energy levels, and perching saves them a lot of calories.

Give them a welcome break, and provide a place for the hummers to rest. They spend around 80% of their time perching anyway, on twigs and leaf stems as hovering is significantly more tiring than normal flying.

What sort of syrup should you put in the feeder and why?

Hummingbirds are for most part nectar-eating little bug catchers. This was proven and taken for a fact because of their long bills and grooved tongues ideal for probing flowers.

Sugary nectar supplies fast energy and makes up 90 percent of a hummingbird's diet. The sugar nectar we use to fill hummingbird feeders is only a supplement to the birds' natural diet. It's not necessary to buy a nectar mix which contains additional vitamins, protein, or other substances. You can, if you want, but the birds get all they need from the flower nectar and insects that they consume.

All they need from hummingbird lovers is the quick energy they get from ordinary white cane sugar. It's just fuel for chasing bugs, and causes no known health problems in hummingbirds, whose metabolism is incredibly fast and significantly different from any other birds’.

Do not put honey, Jell-O, brown sugar, fruit, or red dye food coloring in your feeder! Honey ferments fast when diluted with water and can kill hummingbirds. The effects of red dye have not been not scientifically tested, and it is not necessary to color the water to attract birds to your feeder.

For your DIY syrup, use one part ordinary white cane sugar and four parts water.

You don’t have to boil the water. The microorganisms that cause fermentation don't come from the water; they are transported to the feeder on hummingbird bills.

You can store unused syrup in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. This mixture approximates the average sucrose content (about 21%) of the flowers favored by North American hummingbirds, without being too sweet to attracts too many insects.

What about cleaning?

Before we move on to our hummingbird feeder reviews, we’d like to remind you to rinse the feeder with hot tap water before refilling it. Once a month, clean the feeder thoroughly with a solution of 1/4 cup bleach to one gallon of water. Soak the feeder in the solution for one hour and clean it with a bottle brush.

Rinse the feeder well with running water and refill. Any remaining traces of bleach will be neutralized by reacting with the fresh syrup, and there's no need to air dry before refilling. Bleach is both safe and very effective, especially for mould.

Here’s a short useful video for you: 

And now, check out some of the best humming bird feeder models in our hummingbird feeder reviews!

Best Hummingbird Feeder Reviews

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Aspects HummZinger HighView 12 oz Hanging Hummingbird Feeder

HummZinger HighView 12 oz Hanging Hummingbird Feeder is well designed and made of good quality materials. The polycarbonate plastic is unbreakable and the bowl can hold 12 oz. of syrup and is very easy to clean.

All you need to do is lift it off the adapter (or "S" hook), twist off the red top, and wipe or wash it out. There are no recessed areas to harbor bacteria, which is probably the primary advantage this feeder has to offer.

This beautifully designed feeder consists of a shallow transparent pan with a continuous perch rail around the edge. The bright red top, which is close to 8" in diameter, has four feeding ports. The top fits the pan perfectly and twist-locks in place easily. The flowers around the feeding ports are the same color and their raised design diverts rain.

The feeder can be suspended or placed on a tapered adapter that fits over a 1/2" pole or dowel. Because of the bright red color, hummers will spot the feeder from a far and enjoy the syrup while comfortably perching. The perch all around the feeder is so high that the hummers can see all around and feel secure.

As for the admirers, this is the best hummingbird feeder if you like the hummers always in full view. This is due to the high view feature and positioning. Be patient for a day or two until the hummingbirds spot and get used to the feeder and from then on, you’ll have a constant fleet of humming cuties visiting, feeding and perching happily.

The feeder is flying and crawling insect resistant and highly functional. You won’t have wasps or bees swarming the feeder because there is no leakage from the seams. There is an ant moat that catches ants so no problems with them, either, as long as you keep a little water in the moat.

The overall quality of the materials together with the functional design of the feeder and ease of cleaning makes HummZinger HighView 12 oz Hanging Hummingbird Feeder an excellent deal for the price. The adapter, stem, ant cup and "S" hook are included in the kit which is easy to assemble. It’s backed by a backed with a lifetime warranty against defect or damage.

Things We Liked

  • ​Constructed of unbreakable polycarbonate
  • ​Bright red cover attracts hummingbirds
  • ​The feeder can be cleaned quickly and thoroughly
  • ​Unobstructed view of the birds for your pleasure
  • Lifetime warranty provided

Things We Didn't Like

  • Might be difficult for smaller hummers to reach the syrup once the level drops



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Grateful Gnome - Hummingbird Feeder - Hand Blown Glass - Red Egg - 28 Fluid Ounces

Grateful Gnome - Hummingbird Feeder features a hand blown glass syrup bowl in the shape of the red color egg. It has 4 ports with individual perches and can hold 28 fluid ounces of syrup.

Made of high quality, thick, hand blown glass with seamless design, Grateful Gnome - Hummingbird Feeder won't break apart. Egg shaped and red in color it will attract hummingbirds since they are known for being attracted to red color. Unlike a yellow feeder which would attract bees and wasps, this one won’t.

Grateful Gnome - Hummingbird Feeder allows for hummingbirds to flourish and get the necessary energy from the syrup to catch their main food, insects. If you fill the feeder regularly and keep it clean you will not only help the hummers get enough energy but also have memorable moments watching them in your yard or garden.

The transparent unobtrusive design allows for easy monitoring of the syrup level at all times. In addition, the bowl itself is easy to fill and can be cleaned quickly and easily. This is important because you need to be able to frequently clean out the hummingbird feeder to prevent mold from growing inside

One S hook is included and can be secured with any plant hanger. You can also use a safe and reliable wire or rope to hang it on a tree and the S hook will hold the hummingbird feeder in place during windy or stormy weather. This is particularly important with all cool hummingbird feeders made of glass as they will shatter if they fall to the ground.

Things We Liked

  • ​Holds up to 24 fluid ounces of nectar
  • ​4 ports for hummingbird to rest and drink
  • ​Attractive red globe color with faux flowers
  • ​The S hook comes with feeder
  • Lifetime no-hassle free replacement guarantee

Things We Didn't Like

  • The bottom part could be made better and more durable



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First Nature 3051 Hummingbird Feeder, 16-Ounce

First Nature 3051 Hummingbird Feeder features 16-ounce capacity and easy-to-fill wide-mouth jar reservoir and a two-part base. This hummer feeder is easy to fill and clean. The durable polymer feeder features 10 feeding ports and round perch design. The feeding ports will feed several hummers at a time.

The cylinder unscrews from the base, you fill it like you would a glass and then screw the base on "upside down" and then turn the feeder over and hang it. The innovative sealing ring helps with leak prevention. You do not want your best hummingbird feeder to leak, and this one won’t.

Being able to thoroughly clean a hummingbird feeder should another reason for purchasing First Nature 3051 Hummingbird Feeder- there are many feeders on the market that can't be taken apart to clean so easily and thoroughly. Those will soon be full of mold and unusable.

This feeder can be hung using the included S-hook and it comes with an eye-catching ruby red cover and base, which makes it more appealing to hummingbirds but also a nice addition for your yard or garden.

There is also a little ant trap reservoir underneath the hook. As it will dry out faster in the summer, make sure you refill it regularly. A little non-toxic tanglefoot applied to the hook will also help get rid of the ants, with the added bonus that some of your hummers won’t mind the occasional ant snack.

Some of you may think that 16 oz. is too small but it is better to spread out several smaller feeders as hummingbirds can get aggressive to other hummers if provided with a single feeder regardless of how many ports are there.

Things We Liked

  • ​Holds up to 16 fluid ounces of syrup Very easy to fill and clean
  • ​10 ports for hummers to feed Attractive ruby-red cover and base color The S hook included
  • ​Round perch design for the cuties to feed and rest

Things We Didn't Like

  • The feeding port holes could be a bit smaller



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Aspects 367 Hummzinger Ultra Hummingbird Feeder, 12-Ounce

Hummzinger Ultra Hummingbird Feeder features the one-of-a-kind, patented Nectar-guard tips which prevent flying insects from entering the feeder while allowing hummingbirds to feed freely.

Other useful features include built-in ant moat, four feeding ports raised to divert rain, a brass rod for hanging and the capacity of 12 ounces of syrup. An integrated wrap-around perch encourages the birds to feed but also perch comfortably, get some rest for a while and amaze you with their graceful appearance.

Hummzinger Ultra Hummingbird Feeder is really easy to put together and take apart, and it is also very easy to clean. Even when it is full of syrup, it is not very heavy, so it can easily be hung from tree branches.

This feeder also comes with nectar guards. Having holes in the center that fit on the underside of the flowers, these allow hummingbirds to feed, but prevent insects from doing so.

The handle has a hook on the top and can be screwed in and out of the center. Because this is a potential passage for ants to get to the syrup, the ant guard ensures that ants that crawl down the handle go through the ant guard first. When they get to the outer rim where the water is, they drown. The water from the ant moat evaporates so refill it regularly.

The instruction manual tells you how to put the feeder together, where to place it, how to clean it and how to make syrup. It is as convenient, efficient in feeding and durable as possible, and if you want to attract the nearby hummingbirds to your yard, Hummzinger Ultra Hummingbird Feeder is a great choice.

Things We Liked

  • ​Bright red color attracts hummers
  • ​The feeder can be cleaned easily and quickly
  • ​Ant moat a handy feature
  • ​Constructed of solid polycarbonate
  • Lifetime warranty provided

Things We Didn't Like

  • The syrup level has to be high for best performance



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First Nature 3055 32-ounce Hummingbird Feeder

First Nature 32-ounce Hummingbird Feeder has exact great features as First Nature 16-ounce capacity feeder but times two: 32-ounce capacity of syrup. It is as is easy to fill and clean as 16-ounce model and it also has a wide-mouth jar reservoir and a two-part base.

To disassemble it for refilling, you unscrew the cylinder from the base and you fill it like you would a cup. Then you screw the base on "upside down" and finally turn the feeder over and hang it where you like it. The innovative sealing ring will prevent leaking.

This model also comes in eye-catching ruby red cover and base, which makes it more appealing to hummingbirds but also a nice addition for your yard or garden. Made of same durable polymer, this feeder also features 10 feeding ports and round perch design. You can hang this feeder wherever you like using the included S-hook.

The square instead of round design of the jar also makes it to be thoroughly cleaned easily and quickly as the round 16-ounce version. So, it all comes down to your design preference on this one. If you like it, your humming visitors will love it, as long as you provide them tasty syrup at all times.

Things We Liked

  • ​Holds up to 32 fluid ounces of syrup
  • ​Super easy to fill and clean
  • ​10 feeding ports Beautiful red cover and base color
  • ​Round perch design for the cuties to feed and rest

Things We Didn't Like

  • Not all yards will require 32-ounce feeder



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Perky Pet 8133-2 Daisy Vase Vintage Glass Hummingbird Feeder

Perky Pet Daisy Vase Vintage Glass Hummingbird Feeder will fill your yard with a dazzling visual display of hummers attracted by this beautifully designed feeder.

Perky-Pet Daisy Vase Vintage Glass Hummingbird Feeder offers not only durable and functional design which provides effective feeding of hummers, but also a gorgeous accent, nature loving, environmentally friendly piece perfect for your backyard, garden, or patio.

This feeder combines sleek, modern elegance with a lovely ruby-red finish that's known to quickly get the attention of hummingbirds. The feeder's beautiful glass reservoir features a daisy-vase silhouette, a copper finished feeding base, and a matching copper-finished decorative hanging loop for easy hanging from a hook or a tree branch.

Hummingbirds will enjoy feeding at any of the 4 flower-shaped feeding ports around the base. The wide-mouth opening and snap-apart design make this feeder easy to clean and refill. It features a perfect 24 ounces syrup capacity. Not too little and not too much in our opinion.

Heavy duty colored glass is just the right kind of red to attract hummingbirds, even on cloudy days. And when they are well fed, the bottom is easy to clean. Simply unscrew the top to clean the entire bottle and base. The best hummingbird feeders are also easiest to clean.

The metal top cap for feeders won't fall apart, break or allow bees or other insects in.The flat top and bottom make it super easy to fill and assemble the feeder without making a sticky mess. Once hung with sturdy metal top, you can adjust it to any angle.

Things We Liked

  • ​Holds up to 24 fluid ounces of syrup Hanging loop, lid feature copper finish
  • ​Red daisy design on 4 feeder ports
  • ​Really easy to fill and clean
  • ​Heavy duty colored red glass

Things We Didn't Like

  • No ant trap on this feeder



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Perky-Pet 8108-2 Green Antique Bottle 10-Ounce Glass Hummingbird Feeder

Perky-Pet Green Antique Glass Bottle Hummingbird Feeder features a durable glass feeder to feed glittering hummingbirds day in and day out. It’s easy to monitor nectar levels through the transparent green glass reservoir with elegant embossed glass details.

Antique Glass Bottle Hummingbird Feeder is one of Perky-Pet brand's most popular decorative feeders used to attract hummers. The elegance and style of this glass antique bottle, along with its brushed copper accents will add a touch of class to any hummingbirds’ lover’s yard.

This decorative glass feeder is really easy to fill and clean. All you need to do is unscrew the bottle from the base, refill it and screw it back again. It can take 10 ounce of syrup so if you get really hungry humming visitors, you might need to refill it more often.

For some of you it will be the perfect sized feeder: it holds enough syrup, but not too much that it goes bad before it gets eaten up. Both the bottle and the base are quite durable even under hot sun and will attract hummers for a regular feeding and resting stop to your amusement and amazement as well.

Do not get confused about the only green model in our last hummingbird feeder review: the red flowers on the base are everything that a hummingbird needs to see in order to realize there’s tasty nectar for it inside.

Things We Liked

  • ​Beautiful green color will blend in and make a lovely addition to your yard
  • ​Elegant base accents with brushed nickel finish
  • ​Holds up to 10 fluid ounces of syrup Sturdy glass and base
  • ​Easy to fill and clean

Things We Didn't Like

  • The bottom is actually plastic



Laurie S.

As a multi home owner for 15 years I’ve tried out a ton of pool products and methods and have found out the best ones that work for me.

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