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Q - When should I take down my feeder so the hummingbirds do not stay too long into the fall or winter.

A - Hummingbird migration is triggered by shorter days, not the amount of food. Keep your feeders up until the birds have completed migration through your area, often into mid-October or later. Keeping your feeders up will not cause otherwise healthy birds to delay their migration.

Q - How do I make a sugar and water mix for my feeder. Do I have to buy a commercial mix?

A - It is easy to make your own hummingbird solution. Mix one part sugar (not brown sugar and not honey) with four parts water. Bring the water to a hard boil and let cool. Do not add red food coloring. 

If you have other questions send them to info@birdzilla.com. We will not be able to answer them all personally but will answer as many as possible on the Web site.

Q - What is the best way to attract hummers to my feeder?

A - Use several small feeders spread throughout your yard, or even better, plant a hummingbird garden. See the section on attracting hummingbirds.

Q - How long is incubation for hummingbirds.

A - This varies a little by species. Hummingbirds usually lay one or two eggs that hatch within 2-3 weeks.

Q - How long do hummingbirds live?

A - The average age is about three years although some may live twice that long.


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