you sign up for
the project you'll have to decide how many feeders to put
in your yard (0 feeders
is also an option).
feeder should permit more than one hummingbird to feed from it
at the same time (i.e. have multiple holes). Hang the feeders
so they are at least 6 feet apart and high enough
so cats can't attack the hummingbirds. Make
sure you can observe
all the feeders at once.
your feeders between fillings, at
least once a week, and every other day during
the hot summer months.
To do so, scrub and rinse the feeders
with hot water and mild dish detergent. If mold has
accumulated, soak the feeders in a diluted bleach solution
(10 parts water to one part bleach).
After cleaning, be sure to rinse the feeders repeatedly
solution: Fill the feeders with 20% sugar water
(4 parts water to one part sugar). For this stage of the project,
use white table sugar only (sucrose).
Do not use any commercial hummingbird food. It
boil water, than measure the amount and
add it to the sugar. Let the solution cool down, or refrigerate
it before filling the feeders. Food coloring harms the birds.
Do not use it.
your feeders clean and full to ensure the continuous
of healthy hummers.
Tucson Hummingbird Project has arranged for special
you buy feeders.
Birds Unlimited, present the
coupon you receive upon registration to receive
a 10% discount
on hummingbird feeders. Participants who buy 6 feeders
will receive a 15% discount.
is available when you purchase Wild Birds Unlimited Brand
in need of special assistance in buying feeders, please contact