7 Things you should know about hummingbirds

  • There are 15 types of hummingbirds in the U.S.A and 5 types in Canada.
  • Hummingbirds depend on artificial sugar until nature brings blossoms.
  • Hummingbirds feed 5-8 times per hour and consume approximately ½ of their weight in sugar daily.
  • At least 3 hummingbird feeders are recommended per yard to reduce conflict.
  • Feeders should be set out by early May (in Canada) and early April (Southern USA).
  • Hummingbirds are attracted to bright colors such as red, orange, and yellow.
  • Hummingbirds can live up to 10 years coming back to the same feeder every year.

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