Where To Hang Hummingbird Feeder [4 Ideas + Placement Tips]

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Knowing where to hang a hummingbird feeder is essential to getting the most enjoyment out of watching these amazing birds.

When I was gifted a feeder, I learned that the success of attracting these beautiful birds depends on where the hummingbird feeder is placed.

Here I will give you some great tips that I’ve picked up so you, too, can find that perfect spot in your garden to hand your feeder.

So, let’s get started!

Where to Hang a Hummingbird Feeder – 4 Ideas

After doing some research and some trial and error I narrowed hummingbird feeder placement tips down to 4 fantastic ideas. Here are my favorite spots, which I’m sure you’ll find work great as well!

1. Deck or Patio

If you have a porch on the side of your house, a deck, or a patio, you can hang the hummingbird feeder with a little screw with an L-shaped hook to the wall.

This will keep the bird feeder stable and provide the birds with a way to eat easily. You can also hang the bird feeder from the roof if you want.

2. Bird Feeder Pole

Another great location I discovered is to hang the hummingbird feeder from a bird feeder pole or a shepherd hook. This is an attractive way to place bird feeders. It is nice to look at and the position provides birds with a safe place to eat.

In fact, I just placed two feeders so I can see them through my bedroom window. What an amazing way to wake up!

3. In A Tree

hummingbird flying beside the feeder

A lovely, natural way to hang hummingbird feeders is to use a tree. Don’t just pick any tree, however. I found that trees with open space around them were the most appealing to the birds.

Be sure to hang the feeder at least 5-6 feet above the ground. Also, when hanging the feeder, hang it with soft rope or thin wire so that there is no damage to the plant.

4. The Window

Putting feeders by the window is a great way to enjoy watching hummingbirds from inside your home. It dresses up the window and gives your house a countryside feel. So, why not take in the scene from a comfortable chair and enjoy how relaxing it makes you feel?

When looking for hummingbird feeders, you’ll notice that there are many styles available. Choose one that fits your chosen location the best.

Also Read: How To Make a Bird Water Feeder

Check out this video for more tips on how to set up a hummingbird feeder.

Hummingbird Feeder Placement Tips

There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a location to hang your hummingbird feeder. Here are some best placement strategies that I have found to work well. [1]

This will ensure that you are able to attract as many hummingbirds as possible to the feeder. Which of course we all want!

1. Spot With Amazing Views

hummingbirds drinking on the feeder

Above all, you want to see them properly so you can enjoy the view. Pick a spot that gives you a good line of sight. Keep that in mind and choose a place that can be seen through your window.

Alternatively, consider a location that you can see from the outside spaces you enjoy, such as your porch, deck, or patio.

2. Maintain Privacy

Avoid hanging the bird feeder in the busiest part of your garden or house, such as near your dog house or where everyone congregates. Try to keep the bird feeder in a more secluded place so that they can eat safely and confidently.

Also, take note of where your bushes are. They can act as cover from predators. To protect the birds from predators, place the feeder 10-12 feet away from bushes.

3. Near Flowers

Hummingbirds love to be around flowers. So plant all-season flowers to attract hummingbirds to your garden throughout the year.

At the top of Hummingbird’s list of favorite flowers are Fuchsia, Gladiolus, and Petunias. If you have these flowers place the feeder near them to attract hummingbirds.

4. Places Where There Is Partial Sunlight

hummingbird flying towards the feeder

Excess sunlight can dry out bird food and spoil it. Moreover, hummingbirds do not eat food in excess sunlight.

So keep the hummingbird feeder in a place with partial sunlight. Bird food does better in a shaded area and hummingbirds prefer to eat it in this environment. [2]

READ MORE: How Do I Know if a Baby Bird is Dying?


Where should hummingbird feeders be placed in sun or shade?

Hummingbird feeders should be kept in the sun in the morning and in the shade in the afternoon.
Ideally, it should be kept in partial sun. If the feeder is in the sun all day, it can ruin the food and will attract fewer birds.

Can you put a hummingbird feeder anywhere?

Of course, you can hang the hummingbird feeder in most places, so long as it has some shade and keeps the birds safe from predators.

How long will it take for hummingbirds to find my feeder?

Hummingbirds can take days or even weeks to discover your feeder. But once they discover it, it is likely that they will keep coming back.

Do hummingbird feeders need to be hung?

It is best to hang Hummingbird feeders so they are in a safe location. Hummingbirds can eat more comfortably if the feeder is hung.

Final Words

I hope this has given you some ideas on where to hang your hummingbird feeder. Now, go out and enjoy these amazing birds! You will soon be in love with these amazing little birds and like me have your guidebook at hand to identify your visitors.

Where did you decide to place your feeder? Let me know in the comments.

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  • 1. Where Is the Best Place to Hang Hummingbird Feeders? [Internet]. The Spruce. [cited 2022 Jun 25]. Available from: https://www.thespruce.com/hummingbird-feeder-placement-385956
  • 2. 7 Important Things to Know About Your Hummingbird Feeder [Internet]. Bob Vila. 2021 [cited 2022 Jun 25]. Available from: https://www.bobvila.com/articles/hummingbird-feeder/#:~:text=You%20can%20also%20help%20maintain

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