Introduction: Winter Hummingbird Feeder, Warm and Bright in the Cold

Winter hummingbirds need help in sub-freezing weather. This simple feeder can be made for $50 in an hour, works with seed feeders too, and is cheap and cheerful to watch. All you need is a chick brooder lamp from a hardware store, a flat pan feeder and a plastic flower pot. A few screws, and your hummers will thank you for it


heather.robertsonburger (author)2014-11-29

This is the first year that I have seen hummingbirds during the winter months. At first I thought we just had one, but now we have seen three. I found this video and decided to make one today with the temperature in the 20's and rotating my feeders out all day after they started to freeze. $56, 1 hour later, we had our heated feeder made. Within 5 minutes we had our first hummingbird using it. I think I'll make another one!

vicvelcro (author)2013-01-13

This is nice and very thoughtful. I'll be making one for next year.

Thank you.

nwyss (author)vicvelcro2013-01-13

Thank you for that

nwyss (author)2012-12-18

see the feeder in action at;

audreyobscura (author)2012-12-17

This is really a great idea, I enjoy seeing the hummingbirds in my yard each year, and I would love to accommodate them year round. This is a well made video too. Good work!

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