There's something about seeing a Hummingbird that makes people all excited and giggly. If this sort of thing results from seeing just one or two of these amazing little birds, imagine the pure joy a seeing many more in your yard. Here’s how that can happen;
Plant hummer plants – Hummingbirds look for nectar from flowers in addition to feeders. Think of a mass of flowers as a form of feeder. All plants produce nectar, but some plants have a lot sweeter nectar than others. These give “more bang for the buck” in the form of energy for the Hummingbird. They know this, and are drawn to these plants (so are butterflies) and they encourage their youngsters to feed there.
Water source – Just like humans, Hummingbirds need something to drink with meals. Clean water is ideal. Water from a hose-run dripper or mister on a birdbath is ideal (a dripping faucet works too). They’ll use it to drink, to bathe, and just to play in. Make sure a birdbath is shallow enough (1.5 inches for small birds) since, like many humans, they avoid deep water.