Hummingbird feeders are an excellent way to invite beautiful and fascinating hummingbirds into your backyard. Because hummingbirds have excellent memories, they will return to your reliable food source each year after returning from their southward journey for the winter. Deciding when to remove your hummingbird feeders and replace them depends on the migration patterns of hummingbirds.
Tips & Warnings
Hummingbirds often eat in excess just prior to migrating. Be sure to keep your hummingbird feeder out until they get their fill and begin their journey.
In temperate climates, hummingbird feeders can be left out year round, as long as they are well maintained.
Hummingbird feeders will freeze and can crack in very cold weather. Consider bringing yours in or wrapping it in Christmas lights.
Article Written By Anton Busch
Anton Busch earned a B.A. in English with honors from University of Iowa in 2007 and has been publishing content on the Web ever since. His creative and nonfiction works have appeared in print in "Hotel Amerika," "Earthwords," "Lux Magazine," "Quad City View" and "Verdure Magazine." He also writes for various websites.