Updated at: 10-08-2022 - By: Jane Brody

Hummingbird feeders should be hung in a well-lit, sunny spot where they will receive plenty of natural light and be easily visible to passing birds.

A bird feeding station is ideal for hanging numerous feeders, but even just one can do if you have a Shepherd’s Hook handy. Hang it from a bracket attached to the wall of the house, the shed, or the barn, or place it on top of or below some flower pots. Hummingbird feeders are even more convenient because they may be hung from the rail of a deck or balcony.

How To Hang Hummingbird Feeder On Deck

Hummingbird feeders should be hung in an easily accessible area of your yard where they may be spotted by passing birds.

Because ants are drawn to hummingbird feeders so quickly, we recommend hanging an ant moat from the pole from which you hang your feeder.

Squirrel baffles can be attached to poles used for bird feeders to prevent squirrels from ascending the pole and feasting on the feeder’s nectar supply.

One of the advantages of a hummingbird feeder is that it can be hung from just about anything, be it a hook or a nail or screw with a hoop at its tip.

Since hummingbird feeders are so compact, you can hang one just about anywhere on your yard, even if I haven’t specifically recommended a spot.

Hummingbird feeders should be hung as high as possible, thus a bracket that can be attached to the side of a house or shed is ideal.

Screwing in a hook under the eaves or roof overhang can offer a secure and easily-observed spot for a hummingbird feeder, negating the need for any form of bracket.

Hummingbird feeders should not be hung from any trees unless they are very small and barren. To attract hummingbirds, install a feeder above a patch of bright flowers; even better if the blooms also draw insects.

An entertaining option is to use two or three suction cups to attach a window bracket to your window, and then hang your best hummingbird feeder from it.

Bird feeding station pole

In current day and age, the most important thing to use to hang a hummingbird feeder would be a sturdy and dependable bird feeding station.

Bird feeders may be found easily and can be purchased for a low price. Multiple brackets for hanging different types of feeders are a common feature of bird feeder poles, however hummingbird feeders must be placed in a solitary location to attract hummingbirds.

A hummingbird feeder should be hung in the middle of a bird feeder pole, most likely in the grass, so that it is accessible to all and visible to passing hummers at all times and is never blocked.

The poles supporting bird feeders can attract unwanted attention from other species of birds who may want to perch on them or investigate the source of the sweet liquid.

If you have hummingbirds visiting your yard, placing feeders in a sunny, open area will help them find the bright red nectar.

One can utilize one to three hummingbird feeders at a bird feeding station with numerous brackets, or one can reserve a bracket specifically for use with a hummingbird swing.

Shepherd’s hook

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You can use a shepherd’s hook in conjunction with a regular bird feeding station, or you can use it as a separate pole to suspend at least one hummingbird feeder.

You can choose between the standard single-bracket pole and the upgraded double-bracket pole, allowing you to hang two hummingbird feeders side-by-side if necessary.

Hummingbird feeders should be hung at least four feet off the ground, and a shepherd’s hook will do this while still allowing for a clearance of up to 12 inches between the feeder and the pole.

In comparison to a bird feeder, a Shepherd’s hook is less complicated to set up, maintain, and clean.

When you only plan on hanging a single hummingbird feeder, a single bracket bird feeder pole may be all you need, but note that you won’t have the option to install a second feeder unless the distance between them is quite large.

When you use a Shepherd’s hook to suspend a hummingbird feeder, you’ll have the freedom to move the pole around your yard as you see fit.

Individually mounted bracket

Regarding the use of bird feeder pole brackets to suspend hummingbird feeders, one might wonder if the pole is actually necessary.

In this case, you might only require the bracket part to hang hummingbird feeders on, and you probably already have a spot in your yard designated for this purpose.

Individual, often wrought-iron brackets can be attached to any matching surface, such as a wall or fence.

  • Putting up a bracket as high as 10 feet on the house’s side to deter bears from drinking nectar
  • Mount bracket on the face of a lofty outbuilding such as a shed, garage, or barn to deter pesky insects from the sugary drink.
  • Consider a matching color scheme and mount the bracket on a porch pillar post in a sunny spot.
  • Heavy iron brackets can cause a fence panel to topple, so they should only be used on sturdy fence posts. If cats frequent the area, you may want to keep them out.
  • Hummingbird feeders should be hung from a porch or other shaded area to protect the nectar from evaporating too quickly and the birds from getting too hot.

The provided screws make it easy to attach the separate wrought iron or wooden brackets to a vertical surface.

Hummingbirds love feeding in bright light, so positioning the bracket on a building’s shaded side will help them out in the summer.

Mature bare tree branch

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Hummingbird feeders can be hung in trees, but don’t expect the typical dense canopy.

Simply put, hummingbird feeders should be hung on bare trees.

Hummingbirds will catch spiders and insects in webs, so this little tree would resemble those they find in the wild.

Because of this, hummingbirds are not likely to fly through thick branches and leaves in order to perch, or to make the even more challenging hover over a hummingbird feeder.

Hummingbird feeders should be hung on the lowest branch of a small tree that is otherwise bare.

Hummingbirds can’t see the feeder if they have to fly through the branches, therefore this is a must.

In the wild, hummingbirds typically forage on flowers and shrubs, so they may have trouble finding food in a tree.

There is a high chance that hummingbirds may pass over a feeder situated in a leafy tree, or one that is surrounded by too many branches.

Under or over flower pot

When the hummingbirds return in the spring, one of the greatest places to hang a feeder is above or below a hanging flower pot.

If you want hummingbirds to check out your feeder, put out a basket of flowers. If the flowers attract insects like fruit flies or ants, that’s even better.

Underneath the flower basket, you can use the metal wire to suspend a hummingbird feeder for passing winged insects. Hummingbird feeders can be hung from flower baskets by using the same hook or by screwing in an additional hook.

Put a hummingbird feeder on the very edge of a flower pot full of blooms to attract the most hummers.

Your feeder will attract hummingbirds because of the brightly colored nectar-producing flowers you’ve placed there.

Hummingbird feeders should be hung such that the feeding ports are not blocked.

In the same way, a hummingbird feeder isn’t limited to being hung from the ceiling; it can instead sit on a table next to a flower pot.

A hummingbird feeder that serves as both a flower pot and a feeder is available at Duncraft in the form of the Umbrella Quad Bracket.

Deck or balcony railing

Hummingbird feeders hung from the railing pole of a deck or balcony not only serve their intended purpose, but also add a decorative touch to an otherwise empty outdoor space.

Clamp-on or adjustable bird feeder deck or rail poles are quite similar to Shepherd’s hook poles used at bird feeding stations.

Hummingbird feeders are just like any other form of bird feeder when it comes to using a railing pole to hang the feeder from.

If you have a wooden or metal railing on your deck, you may hang a hummingbird feeder from it by mounting the rail pole onto it and attaching it with bolts.

While flat-topped railings are preferable, even a curved railing can be secured with a pole to hold a bird feeder on a deck or porch.

Any form of bird feeder can be hung indoors out over the deck or balcony below, with only the bird feeder food potentially making a mess below.

Hummingbird feeders mounted on deck railing poles should face outwards, over the yard, to prevent any spilled nectar from staining or damaging the deck below.

In order to properly attract hummingbirds to a balcony feeder, the feeder must be hung inwards or align with the railing, or you can hang the feeder off the railing of a deck, straight over flowers.

Off window bracket

Perhaps not the most obvious choice for a place to put hummingbird feeders, but it might be fun to experiment with anyhow.

You can buy hummingbird feeders with port wells that face outward and glue them to a glass window so the little birds can perch and drink nectar without damaging the glass.

Hummingbird feeders designed to be hung from a bracket can be used, but only if a window bracket and hanger are fastened to the window.

Hummingbirds can be enticed to eat close to your window thanks to the clear space provided by the bracket-like device, which sticks to a glass window in the same way as any other window bird feeder would.

Never rely on a window hummingbird feeder site unless there are additional hummingbird feeders strung from the bird feeder pole or bracket.

Because hummingbirds won’t risk hovering or perching in the space between the window and feeder, the only way to put a hummingbird feeder on a window is with a bracket designed to attach to glass.


Most of you will want to know where and how to hang a hummingbird feeder, and the answer is still a bird feeding station.

You can hang many hummingbird feeders from a single set of brackets and at a safe distance from the ground with a bird feeding station.

Hummingbird feeders should not be hung near other types of bird feeders.

Equally useful is a Shepherd’s Hook with either a single or double bracket, which can be used to dedicate one or both hooks to a single hummingbird feeder.

If you are having difficulty attracting hummingbirds to your yard, a bird feeder pole will allow you to move the feeder to a different spot.

An place that is well-lit and sunny, where hummingbirds can feed, should be given first priority.

If you don’t have room for a bird feeder pole, you should look into a standalone metal bracket. These are typically made of wrought iron.

Mount the bracket on the wall of your home, an outbuilding like a shed or barn, a porch column, or a tall fence post.

Hummingbird feeders can be hung from extremely bare, little trees that have no leaves and not many branches to get in the way; nevertheless, the feeder must be plainly visible to hummers so that they don’t have to enter a tree to feed.

Hummingbirds can be attracted to a feeder with no effort if you place it under or above a flower pot.

Hummingbird feeders, which must be hung outwards to prevent dripping nectar from damaging your deck, can be hung from a clamp-on, typically adjustable bird feeder pole that can be attached to your deck, porch, or balcony railing.

In addition, a stick-on window bird feeder bracket can be used to suspend a hummingbird feeder from a window for some added entertainment value.

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