A high-quality hummingbird feeder, such as the ones you’ll find on my recommended reading list, can be determined in part by comparing their ratings to those of other feeders.
The best hummingbird feeders can hold anywhere from 8 to 40 ounces of sugar water and are often made of glass or plastic. Each feeder’s specific location is determined by the length of an s-hook. Available with an ant moat or bee guard for easy access.
While the order of my favorite hummingbird feeders isn’t based on anything other than their overall rating, it does take into account the ratings of the most popular feeders first.
Keep in mind that this in no way implies that one is superior to the others; the average rating is 4.5 stars.
Customers don’t care whether the hummingbird feeder is made of plastic or a bottle, and that’s something I learned when compiling this list.
However, glass-style feeders are more expensive, so if you’re on a tight budget you might want to choose a plastic hummingbird feeder instead.
You may see hummingbirds using a feeder that is on my recommended list twice; this feeder is meant to hang, but it can also be placed on a flat surface.
All of the featured feeders have one thing in common: they need to be hung. Luckily, most of them come with an s-hook or other hanging hardware, and if you need to buy any, I’ll let you know.
Surprisingly, just one of these feeders doesn’t include a perch, but the hummingbirds clearly don’t care.
Whether it’s made of glass or plastic, all you have to do to get at what’s within a reservoir (or bottle) is unscrew the top.
- 1 Listed Hummingbird feeders table
- 2 First Nature: Plastic Hummingbird Feeder
- 3 More Birds: Big Gulp Hummingbird Feeder
- 4 Perky-Pet: Antique Glass Hummingbird Feeder
- 5 Perky-Pet: Pinch-Waist Glass Hummingbird Feeder, Set of 2
- 6 ShinyArt: Blue Phoenix Hummingbird Feeder
- 7 More Birds: Vintage Hummingbird Feeder
- 8 First Nature: Hummingbird Feeder
- 9 Juegoal: Hanging Hummingbird Feeder
- 10 Aspects: HummZinger HighView Hummingbird Feeder
- 11 First Nature: Hummingbird Flower Feeder
Listed Hummingbird feeders table
|First Nature: Plastic Hummingbird Feeder||Plastic||10||23.75 x 11 x 7.13||32|
|More Birds: Big Gulp Hummingbird Feeder||Glass||7||7.75 x 7.75 x 10.25||40|
|Perky-Pet: Antique Glass Bottle Hummingbird Feeder||Glass||4||5.49 x 5.51 x 10.1||10|
|Perky-Pet: Pinch-Waist Glass Hummingbird Feeder||Glass||4||6.9 x 6.4 x 9.5||8|
|ShinyArt: Blue Phoenix Hummingbird Feeder||Glass||4||10.28 x 6.42 x 6.3||38|
|More Birds: Vintage Hummingbird Feeder||Glass||5||8 x 8 x 9||20|
|First Nature: Hummingbird Feeder||Plastic||10||24 x 7.25 x 9||16|
|Juegoal: Hanging Hummingbird Feeder||Plastic||8||7.5 x 7.5 x 1.7||12|
|Aspects: HummZinger HighView Hummingbird Feeder||Plastic||4||7.75 x 7.75 x 1.75||12|
|First Nature: Hummingbird Flower Feeder||Plastic||10||17 x 12.25 x 9.25||30|
In the first row, you’ll find the product’s name; in the second row, the bottle’s material; in the fifth row, its dimensions; and in the sixth row, the bottle’s total capacity, expressed in ounces.
It’s not necessary for me to list it, but keep in mind that I’ve only included the best hummingbird feeders that have received a 4.5 or higher out of 5 stars.
The material column indicates whether the container containing the nectar is made of plastic or glass; as you can see, the two materials are roughly equally represented.
One could assume that a larger feeder, combined with more feeding ports, would correspond to a larger capacity in ounces, but one should be forewarned that this is not always the case.
First Nature: Plastic Hummingbird Feeder
It’s hardly surprising that this plastic bottle hummingbird feeder has the highest customer rating on Amazon given its low price.
To start, I recommend one of the most simple and effective hummingbird feeders available, made of strong plastic so that it can withstand the elements for an extended period of time.
Designed to be hung using an s-hook that may be attached to a wall mount or other suitable bracket.
This feeder’s sugar water is housed in a compartment that screws open at the base in the shape of a saucer, like a cereal bowl, allowing easy restocking.
Large capacity, however the ten feeding openings mean it’s best suited for yards with plenty of hummers.
More Birds: Big Gulp Hummingbird Feeder
There will be no unpleasant price shocks when you buy it on Amazon, and you can be assured that it has received numerous positive reviews.
This glass hummingbird feeder from Big Gulp is the greatest of its kind, and it has a beautiful curve in the bottle to store the nectar.
The glass bottle is comfortable in the hand and makes for simple feeding. A hook is attached to each of the seven openings for food delivery.
Even though this s-hook is made entirely out of metal, it is too little to be used with larger brackets without the aid of an additional hanger.
When it’s time to refill or clean the feeder, you can do so by inverting it and unscrewing the broad red base counterclockwise.
This is the largest capacity feeder I’ve seen, and it would be wasted unless you regularly attract a large number of hummingbirds.
Perky-Pet: Antique Glass Hummingbird Feeder
This hummingbird feeder falls within the $25-$30 price range found on Amazon for feeders of a similar size and style (made of glass).
In this case, a green glass bottle serves as the hummingbird feeder, but make no mistake: it is being sold as an antique hummingbird feeder.
The seven feeding holes, reminiscent of blossoming nectar flowers, are the feeder’s crowning glory.
It’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, but despite being made of genuine glass, this feeder is surprisingly sturdy.
A green glass bottle, like those used for feeding hummingbirds, has a tiny neck that unscrews to reveal a wider hole into which sugar water is poured.
Since there are only four feeding ports on this feeder, it’s best suited for yards that don’t see a lot of hummingbird traffic.
Hummingbirds will appreciate the lack of perches, which will discourage nuisance birds like Orioles from setting up shop in the enclosure.
Perky-Pet: Pinch-Waist Glass Hummingbird Feeder, Set of 2
It’s a small feeder, but it has a ton of different features, it’s expensive because it’s made of glass, and it has thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon.
The large feeding ports of this hummingbird feeder are designed to seem like flowering nectar flowers, attracting a lot of attention.
Hummingbirds use the perches that correspond with these ports if they are given adequate time to settle in.
Although it is only made of plastic, this feeder comes with a bee protection that can be taken off when it is not in use or when the feeder needs to be cleaned.
In order to gain access to the feeder, unscrew the transparent bottle from the colored base.
Hummingbirds may be drawn to the feeder’s bright red base and its white feeding ports.
ShinyArt: Blue Phoenix Hummingbird Feeder
Find it for about $25 on Amazon; it’s a beautifully made, brightly colored feeder.
The beautiful, yet very visible, glass blown blue bottle is completed in a flowery design that makes this feeder stand out from the competition.
A red base with four feed port holes is attached to a metal base.
The s-hook and matching hanger are stored in the hoop at the top of the glass bottle, which can also be used to store an optional hemp-style ornamental rope.
To clean or refill, simply detach the large blue glass bottle from its base.
More Birds: Vintage Hummingbird Feeder
Getting this feeder for less than $30 is a tall order, but if you’re shopping on Amazon, you’ll see that it has excellent reviews from customers.
In an earlier article, I highlighted an antique hummingbird feeder; while this one isn’t quite as lovely in the glass bottle section, it’s still a stunning vintage style feeder like that one.
The combination is already green from the glass bottle, but if you want it even brighter you may always use green food coloring.
Hummingbirds can rest on the corresponding perches, and the port holes can be placed wherever they’d like.
This feeder is a little more complicated to hang than the others on this list, but it’s worth it because it only requires one huge metal hanger.
First Nature: Hummingbird Feeder
Despite its lack of design and a glass element, this bare bones feeder is available on Amazon for a cheap price.
A top-rated hummingbird feeder that is as simple as they come while still maintaining a high standard of quality and performance.
With a 16-ounce capacity, a clear plastic container may accommodate ten hummingbirds at once.
There are perches all around, and the distance to the port holes is ideal for the hummers to fly and rest.
If possible, hang it from a narrow metal bracket attached to a wall or fence; otherwise, you’ll need an extension hanger.
If you unscrew the bottom piece of the nectar container, you can access the liquid inside without having to unscrew the entire base.
Juegoal: Hanging Hummingbird Feeder
Not bad for the price on Amazon, and it comes with the coveted “Amazon Choice” seal of approval from satisfied buyers.
My list isn’t what you’re used to seeing, but in due time I’ll be tossing a different, but in some ways more useful, hummer feeder your way.
You can see more of the hummers and their antics without getting in their way thanks to the feeder’s distinctive disk form, which might also be described as a saucer type.
To clean or refill, unscrew the red base portion from the transparent plastic liquid reservoir.
It features a long, removable metal hook for hanging, so you may space it out from the bracket it’s attached to.
It wouldn’t be a problem for a hummingbird to hover in place, and they even have the option of landing on a perch that completely encircles the feeder.
Aspects: HummZinger HighView Hummingbird Feeder
Get it for less than $25 on Amazon; it seems to be the most well rated feeder overall, though not necessarily the finest.
Bird feeders with this form have the advantages of being of the flat, saucer variety, without the need for an inverted liquid reservoir above.
This sort of hummingbird feeder is an advantage because it is less likely to leak.
As a result, you, the hummer observer, will have unobstructed views as the hummingbirds feed.
The feeder’s main feature is a long metal hanger with a hook at the end, which may be attached to a bracket made from any form of thin bar.
A four-port, 10-ounce feeder with a low capacity.
The curved design of the feeder makes it easy for hummingbirds to settle on the attached perch or hover directly above it.
First Nature: Hummingbird Flower Feeder
For sale on Amazon for $9.90.
Even while it’s not the most visually appealing feeder for hummingbirds, it could serve as a cheap starting point.
Built with a broad plastic bottle to store the fluid, and its reservoir is easily accessible by unscrewing the bottle from its base.
You should expect 10 port holes in a feeder of this size if you expect a large number of hummingbirds to visit your backyard at once.
There are not separate perches, but rather a halo-shaped perch that surrounds the base.
Hanging hook is made of metal; nevertheless, if the surface you plan to attach the feeder to is too thick for the hook to grasp, you may need to use an additional hang chain or rope.