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  • Hoquiam, WA
Asked on Mar 27, 2018

When to put out nectar for humming bids?

MillymollyTAMMY SPALSBURYChubby58


11 answers
  • Mine are out year round, I have 6 feeders. Now is a good time. Change food frequently if not drained by birds. You do not want it to get moldy!

  • Linda Sikut
    on Mar 27, 2018

    Hi Lavanda,
    According to the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, hummingbirds start appearing in WA in May. That would be the time to start putting out nectar.
  • Claudia Angulo Pope
    on Mar 27, 2018

    "Put feeders up by mid-March to attract early migrants--a week or two later in the northern U.S. and Canada, a week or two earlier along the Gulf Coast (see average arrival dates at Migration Map). DON'T wait until you see your first Ruby-throated Hummingbird of the spring, which may be well after the first ones arrive." refer to link for source info:
  • Hotheadzmarine.williamson
    on Mar 27, 2018

    depends on your location... here in Texas it is now.
  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    on Mar 27, 2018

    I put mine out as soon as it stops freezing at night, I had a glass hummingbird feeder crack on me because I put it out too early one year!
  • Sven
    on Mar 27, 2018

    I live close to the Southern Oregon coast and have feeders out all year. Keep the nectar fresh and change it after a couple of weeks. We have just a couple Anna's hummingbirds that over winter and then in March the Rufus hummingbirds arrive. Depending on where you live would determine when to put out the feeders.
  • Mogie
    on Mar 27, 2018

    I live in Southern Oregon and my dad keeps feeders out all year long. Just keep them clean and full.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Mar 27, 2018

    for the correct answer what is your location.Ca.and warmer climates can have them out all year round.not in a cold climate
  • Chubby58
    on Mar 28, 2018

    I put mine out around the end of May in Va.
    on Mar 28, 2018


  • Millymolly
    on Mar 28, 2018

    In California I feed them through the winter, some do not migrate.
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