The 10 Best Hummingbird Feeders To Attract More Feathered Friends To Your Yard

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Whoever said bird watching was boring clearly never spotted a hummingbird. These flyers are some of the most interesting and unique creatures. They can fly backward, forward, sideways, and upside-down. These birdies can even hover in the air. Adding a hummingbird feeder to your backyard is a great way to spy on these magnificent creatures. However, purchasing the right model is critical, and there are lots to choose from. One reason hummingbirds may be steering clear of your yard is because your feeder looks more like a shady drive-through than a five-star restaurant.

You want a feeder that attracts the birds, keeps out pests, and gives you the perfect view of the colorful flyers. You should also look for one that's durable, made to last, and easy to clean and refill. Making homemade nectar is simple too, as it requires just one part white sugar and four parts water. It's better than the store-bought stuff with preservatives and food dyes. Plus, hummingbirds can eat more than twice their body weight in nectar and insects, so make sure you have lots of sugar water ready.

How we selected products

We selected a variety of hummingbird feeders to fit different aesthetics, spaces, and needs. Each feeder had to be functional, leak-proof, user-friendly, weather-resistant, and easy to clean in order to make the list. Without these features, errors with your hummingbird feeder would be inevitable. It was a bonus if the contraptions had a perch for hummingbirds to sit and eat, an ant moat to keep critters out, and the hummingbird's favorite color — red.

We analyzed customer reviews and ratings, so you and the birds won't regret the purchase. We also took into consideration style, functionality, client satisfaction, and price. Featured in our curated listicle are feeders that are great for on-the-go or at-home use, suitable for just a few birds or a charm (a term that means a group of hummingbirds), made for those with limited space or lots, and ideal for a minimalist or maximalist style. Just fill whichever one you choose with nectar and watch the hummingbirds flock.

Best overall: Bilantan's Hummingbird Feeder

Bilantan's Hummingbird Feeder checks all the boxes. You can attach it to your window or let it hang from a tree. Either way, you'll get a nice view of the hummingbirds feasting. It's in the bird's favorite color with four feeding ports, so the whole family can dine. The liquid tray holds 14 ounces of nectar and is easy to clean and refill. Plus, it has a built-in moat, so you don't have to worry about ants.

You can find Bilantan's Hummingbird Feeder on Amazon for about $20.

Best design: Perky-Pet's Looking Glass Hummingbird Feeder

Who says bird lovers don't have style? Perky-Pet's Looking Glass Hummingbird Feeder is gorgeous. The glass bulb holds 32 ounces of nectar and is stunningly wrapped with copper vines. Better yet, it has four flower-feeding docks and a perch for the birds to rest while they eat. The base unscrews with a twist for easy cleaning and refilling. Although it is not the typical red shade that hummingbirds favor, customers confirm that hummingbirds do still stop by for dinner.

For about $27 at Home Depot, the Perky-Pet's Looking Glass Hummingbird Feeder can be yours.

Best splurge: Soliom's Smart Hummingbird Feeder

Your standard bird feeder is getting an upgrade. Soliom's Smart Hummingbird Feeder is equipped with a camera and AI technology. Connect the feeder to your device for notifications when birds have landed and real-time video of their feast. The camera is wireless and slides in and out of its holder, making it easy to charge. The traditional red design is ant, bee, and leak-proof and can store up to 16 ounces of nectar. With three feeding ports and a perch, the hummingbirds have plenty of places to rest. Plus, the nectar canister is dishwasher-safe, and the feeder comes with a cleaning brush. With a subscription to the company's app, you can access the AI technology that identifies which bird species are hanging out on your feeder.

Get Soliom's Smart Hummingbird Feeder on its website, regularly priced at about $250.

Best heated: Hummer's Heated Delight's Bo's Original Heated Hummingbird Feeder

During the colder seasons, the nectar in your feeder can freeze, shooing all the birdies away. Bo's Original Heated Hummingbird Feeder solves this problem. The contraption is heated with a 7-watt bulb and tested to withstand temperatures as low as 1 degree Fahrenheit. The classic red attracts hummingbirds, while the moat keeps away insects. It can hold 16 ounces of nectar and has 10 feeding holes. This warm dining room can be hung or placed on a tabletop. However, the closer to an outlet, the better, as it does need to be plugged in.

Purchase Bo's Original Heated Hummingbird Feeder for $38 on Hummers Heated Delight.

Best window: Hopet's Geometric Window Hummingbird Feeder

A window feeder might be the best way to capture a view of your local hummingbirds. Hopet's Geometric Window Hummingbird Feeder has two suction cups for easy window mounting. It can secure to any smooth, non-porous surface. The three plastic vials are held in place by copper wires for a sleek and modern design that shouldn't ever leak. The signature red color that these birds love is featured on every feeding port. However, only the bottom tier has a perch. Just twist the bottles off when you're ready to clean and refill.

Find Hopet's Geometric Window Hummingbird Feeder at Walmart for around $6.

Best water feature: Headak Life's Hummingbird Feeder and Bird Bath

A bird bath and feeder combined? Yes, please! Headak Life's Hummingbird Feeder and Bird Bath has a glass bird bath with a solar-powered fountain. The flying creatures can splash around before stopping at the three hand-blown glass bowls filled with nectar. All the glass is dishwasher-safe, durable, and fade-resistant. On the downside, there is no perch on this hanging feeder, and the 10-foot power cord for the pumping station looks better hidden from view.

Headak Life's Hummingbird Feeder and Bird Bath costs about $70 on Amazon.

Best multi-port: CascadeBirdFeeders' Cascade DNA Helical Hummingbird Feeder

If feeding as many birds as possible is your priority, the Cascade DNA Helical Hummingbird Feeder is the way to go. This durable hanging station has 32 feeding ports, so many birdies can enjoy a meal without getting in each other's way. It comes with a pitcher, so you can make the perfect amount of nectar every time. Flip the red lid to fill it with sugar water for feeding or clean water when cleaning.

CascadeBirdFeeders' Cascade DNA Helical Hummingbird Feeder is available on Etsy, regularly about $80.

Best tabletop: Perky-Pet's Handheld & Tabletop Hummingbird Feeder

Perky-Pet's Handheld & Tabletop Hummingbird Feeder is a great compact design. It holds just 2 ounces of nectar. The feeder makes a cute centerpiece for your picnic table or palm. It has three flower spouts for feeding, and the lid pops off for cleaning and refilling. The tapered ports protect against bees, but without an ant moat, this tabletop feeder could attract the creepy crawlers as much as the hummingbirds.

Purchase Perky-Pet's Handheld & Tabletop Hummingbird Feeder on Chewy, regularly around $8.

Best ring: ZUMMR's Hummingbird Ring Feeder

Forget birds eating out of your palm — have the hummingbirds perched on your finger. ZUMMR's Hummingbird Ring Feeder has a single dock and is portable. You have the choice of seven colors, including the popular red. It is fade-resistant and dishwasher-safe. You'll have to keep your hand still, and the birds will have to get used to you before they flock to the ring feeder. However, with luck and patience, the view will be up close and personal.

ZUMMR's Hummingbird Ring Feeder is about $5 at Walmart.

Best stake: Uncommon Goods' Flower Hummingbird Feeder

Apart from hanging, window, tabletop, and ring feeders, there are also stake models. These types are perfect for adding to flower pots or grassy areas. Uncommon Goods' Flower Hummingbird Feeder mimics real daisies and is handmade from recycled tin and glass. If you don't want one that stakes into the ground but enjoy the style of this piece, they also have a hanging version as well. Both are single-port feeders with no perch.

Get Uncommon Goods' Flower Hummingbird Feeder on its website for $34.