The best way to attract and observe hummingbirds in your garden is to offer a special hummingbird feeder filled with a simple sugar syrup. This will encourage these beautiful and fascinating birds to return again and again. Even if you don't have a large garden you will probably have enough space to hang a simple feeder outside your window. The steps below show you how to make the syrup to place in your hummingbird feeder.
Things You Will NeedHummingbird feeder White sugar Water
Step 2Add the sugar to the water. One part sugar to four parts water. If you live in a very hot area you might want to adjust this to five parts water to slow down the evaporation. The best sugar to use is plain white sugar. Do not use artificial sweeteners or honey as this will harm the hummingbirds.
Remember to clean and replace the sugar syrup regularly - at least once a week. Clean the feeder without using any harsh chemicals which might affect the hummingbirds. One way of cleaning your feeder safely is to use vinegar and water.