How to Make Hummingbird Nectar

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

It’s not too late to feed the hummingbirds in your yard! Audubon has advice on how to make hummingbirds’ favorite food: nectar. Fill up the feeder and watch this little acrobats zoom in!

As you will see, you do not  need red food coloring or dye. In fact, the dye may be harmful to hummers, so we suggest that you avoid it. Hummingbirds will be attracted by the red or yellow on the feeder itself.