Recommended Hummingbird Feeders & Accessories

Recommended Hummingbird Feeders & Accessories

While there are many styles of hummingbird feeders out there, some are definitely more popular with the little birds than others. Here are three recommended hummingbird feeders that are easy to assemble, easy to clean, and seem to attract hummingbirds the best. Plus, don’t forget an ant trap and some great brushes to help keep those feeders clean.


The Audubon 12-ounce Hummingbird Feeder has a round nectar well around a central hook, with an ant guard in the middle. The red top fits right down over the clear plastic bottom, and it has a ring for perching. Wasps don’t bother it unless some nectar has spilled over the side. Small birds will even sometimes drink from the ant well. This feeder will last for years and hummingbirds love it.

The Audubon NAH1 Hummingbird Feeder

Central well can be filled with water to deter ants

Six feeding stations 

Very easy to lift off the lid, clean and fill 

Measures 8.75 x 2 x 8 inches

The Homestead 12-ounce Hummingbird Feeder is an upside-down, leak-proof, bottle-style feeder that screws into a cap that can be permanently attached to a hook or chain on a tree limb. The yellow plastic flowers are removable and easy to clean, and offer a deterrent to insects. The feeder comes in two styles: one with clear glass and one tinted red.

The Homestead 12 oz Hummingbird Feeder

Built-in ant and bee protection

Four feeding stations

Base unscrews from the bottle which has a large mouth for ease of cleaning

Hanging cap screws on and off allowing for easy access to the feeder

Measures 6.2 x 6.2 x 7.5 inches

The Best-1 8-ounce Hummingbird Feeder is a smaller, bottle-style feeder with twice as many feeding ports on a wrap-around perch ring. Best-1 also makes a 32 ounce size if you’re feeding a lot of hummingbirds.


Best-1 8oz. Hummingbird Feeder

Durable glass nectar resevoir

Eight nectar feeding ports

Easily disassembles for cleaning 

Measures 6 x 6 x 7 inches

Ant Trap

Protect your feeder from marauding ants with a water cup like this Trap-It Moat Ant Trap. Ants don’t like to cross water, so if you find they’re climbing down the hanging rod straight into your feeder, hang the ant moat between the two. Fill often, especially in summer, when the water tends to evaporate quickly. And don’t be surprised if small backyard birds try to take a drink from it now and again.

The Trap-It ant guard for your hummingbird feeder

Contains a moat for water that is impassable to ants

Plated to withstand the elements

Two attached S-hooks for simple installation

Measures 3 x 3.75 inches

Cleaning Brushes

Keep your feeding ports clean with Droll Yankees PLB Perfect Little Brush. Skinny brushes like these come in handy to scrub away the black mold that accumulates on feeders.

The Droll Yankees PLB Perfect Little Brush for hummingbird feedersComes in a 3-pack

Each brush measures 3.5 inches long

Or get yourself an entire cleaning kit like the Songbird Essentials Best Combo Brush Set. This 2-brush kit contains one brush for cleaning ports and bee guards, and a second, double-ended brush for bottles and bases.

Songbird Essentials Best Combo Brush Set for cleaning feeders

2 brushes for cleaning all feeder parts

Double-ended brush is approx. 16.5 inches long with 2 inch diameter bristles

Long-lasting nylon bristles don’t scratch surfaces