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Hummingbird House

The Hummingbird House*

Experience the thrill of watching a hummingbird build her nest and raise hummingbird chicks practically under your nose. You can make that fascinating event happen with the Hummingbird House*. The eave mounted Hummingbird House* has been successful at attracting Black-chinned, Ruby-Throated, Anna's, Magnificent and Blue-Throated. Other species are currently being tested.

An eave mounted Hummingbird House gives a little mother-to-be hummer a superior place to nest.

 How does the Hummingbird House Work?

A female hummingbird's highest priority for nest location seems to be based on finding a place where winds will be minimal. This priority probably stems from the fact that hummingbird eggs, and sometimes chicks, are catapulted from nests gyrating on branches of trees that are swaying in high winds. This concept was emphasized when we found 2 barns in West Texas where seven hummingbirds were nesting inside, protected from winds (2003). On a ranch in windy Animas, N.M. half a dozen of the little hens nest inside a tool shed, an a old abandoned doorless, windowless homestead house.

For best results, the Hummingbird House* must be mounted under the least windy eave of your home. A hummer's desire to nest out-of-the-wind may explain why a bird nests in odd places, such as a sheltered porch/patio fixtures, sheltered electrical wiring, sheltered chain link fence, inside open garages, etc.

Hummingbird House* before she has built her nest.

 Hummingbird House* after she has built her nest.

The hummingbird's second highest priority seems to be finding a solid foundation for her nest, plus points to anchor it securely enough to prevent it from being torn from a branch by winds. For a foundation, she most often selects a fork in a branch. In addition to the stability a fork offers, she also wants anchor points to further secure her nest. The Hummingbird House* provides both a fork and anchor points. Note in the "before" and "after" photo how the hummer established her nest on the fork, and then wrapped her nest around both vertical and horizontal anchor points. Her engineering and building skills holds her nest securely in place. The relationship between the fork and anchor points on the Hummingbird House* are precisely angled and placed. Their angles and placement are born of experiments that discovered specifications that matching a hummingbird's search image for a nest site.

Advantages of the Hummingbird House*

  • Excellent protection from predators, such as ants, snakes, and predatory birds.
  • Provides the mother hummer a place to raise her chicks out of the rain, sun, and wind.

Note: It is probable that younger, first nesting hens are less sensitive about finding a nest site that is out of the wind than second and third year hens with previous nesting experience. It is also probable that females that are raised in a nest built on a Hummingbird House* will return next year and look for a Hummingbird House* to build her first nest.

"Dear Mr. & Mrs. True"

I love these little birds. So when i saw your Hummingbird House* I had to have one. May 16th there was some webbing on the house, and lo and behold, a hummer was building her nest. I can't believe she built a nest on my patio. When she laid her first egg I was so excited!!! Watching her raise her little family has been a high point Thank you for inventing a Hummingbird House*
Jane Grabiel, Albuquerque, New Mexico

With a Hummingbird House* kit you too can create the ultimate hummingbird experience by giving the birds a place to nest.

Click here to find out more about Hummingbird Nesting.

 

Chick and a unhatched nest mate on a Hummingbird House*

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Hummingbird House* was Developed.

The Hummingbird House* kit includes instructions, plus a small bundle of natural cotton for the mom-to-be hummer to gather material from to use in building her nest. When you observe her taking fluffs of cotton, you know her nest building is in progress.

   
HummerDome-8 oz
Description: Constructed of super-tough polycarbonate with sold brass fittings, the HummerDome can stand up to years of abuse, is UV resistant, and can be easily cleaned in your dishwasher. This feeder can be used with any type seed, fruit, bread-crumbs, mealworms, and/or just about every type of nectar available. Attracts birds year round and is easy to fill and clean. Comes with cleaning brush. Polycarbonate dome, built-in ant guard, leak proof, and bee proof. Generous 8 oz capacity.


   
Hummerfest Hummingbird Feeder-12 oz.
Description: The 12 oz. Hummerfest Hummingbird Feeder is a complete feeder kit designed to complement the backyard of any nature enthusiast. Made of a dishwasher safe, high-impact polycarbonate, the 12 oz. Hummerfest with built-in ant moat. Lifetime Guarantee.
Dimensions: 8-3/4" W x 8" H


   
Hummerfest Hummingbird Feeder-8 oz.
Description: The 8 oz. Hummerfest Hummingbird Feeder is a complete feeder kit designed to complement the backyard of any nature enthusiast. Made of a dishwasher safe, high-impact polycarbonate, the 8 oz. Hummerfest with built-in ant moat and rain deflectors, also comes with a post cleaning brush and a post mount ant moat. Lifetime Guarantee.
Dimensions: 8-3/4" W x 8" H


   
Nectar Pot
Description: Comes with 3 interchangable colored knobs to identify which nectar is stored. Heat it, pour it, and store it. 2 liter.


   
Window-Mount Hummingbird Feeder-16 oz.
Description: Molded from durable poly-carbonate. Includes built-in ant moat, window bracket and feeder. Can be used as a window seed feeder when not dispensing nectar. Comes with a one year warranty.


   
Hummingbird House

The Hummingbird House* kit includes instructions, plus a small bundle of natural cotton for the mom-to-be hummer to gather material from to use in building her nest. When you observe her taking fluffs of cotton, you know her nest building is in progress.



   
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