Homemade Hummingbird Food: Super Easy, Fast and Cheap with Only Two Ingredients!

Hummingbird Food; Photo by Greg RosenkeHummingbird Food; Photo by Greg Rosenke


How To Make Hummingbird Food | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan

Every summer, I love making homemade, dye free, hummingbird food.  These little hummingbirds just love it and it's super easy, fast and cheap to make!!  Plus, you will already have the ingredients in your kitchen!

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Hummingbird, Photo by James WainscoatHummingbird, Photo by James Wainscoat

“By the way, did you fellows know that a hummingbird weighs as much as a quarter? Do you think a hummingbird also weighs the same as two dimes and a nickel? But then she asked a question of her own: How do they weigh a hummingbird?”

― Calvin Trillin, Enough's Enough

How to Make Hummingbird Food Video

What Hummingbird Feeders Do We Use?


We have two hummingbird feeders as we are little obsessed with these fast flying 'lil darlings.  Michigan is very lucky as we have several types of hummingbirds that zip around our state.

This is the hummingbird feeder that we have attached to our window. You will also want to get a suction cup hanger for this feeder.

This is the hummingbird feeder that we have hanging from a shepherd's hook in the yard.


Hummingbird Food Recipe

Combine: 

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar (or cane sugar)

Bring ingredients to a simmer and stir until the sugar is dissolved.  Cool completely and then pour into your hummingbird feeders.

Hummingbirds also love my red petunias so having few hanging red potted plants nearby definitely ups their enticement factor!  


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