How to Protect Hummingbird Feeders from Bad Weather

Hang feeders under eaves or use weather guards to shield from rain. Secure feeders in a sheltered area to prevent wind damage.

Choose sturdy feeders made of durable materials like glass or metal. Avoid plastic feeders that can deteriorate in harsh weather conditions.

Regularly clean and maintain feeders to prevent mold growth, which can be harmful to hummingbirds. Use a mild soap solution and rinse well.

Install a baffle above the feeder to deter squirrels and larger birds. This protects the feeder and keeps it accessible to hummingbirds.

Position feeders away from direct sunlight to prevent nectar spoilage. Opt for shaded areas to maintain the quality of the hummingbird food.

Monitor feeders during extreme weather and make adjustments as needed. By taking these steps, you can ensure a safe and inviting environment for hummingbirds.