Hummingbird migration

by Helen Fahrer
(Olympia Washington )

We have been trying to attract hummingbirds for the last couple of years and this year finally did. We thought they'd migrated last month so brought in all of the feeders. Then two days ago my husband noticed an Ana in the big fir tree. I immediately put one feeder out and it's here all the time! My question is will it survive the winter in western Washington? Is there anything else we can provide it to ensure its survival?

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Dec 23, 2014
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by: linda

hi Helen there is a bottle of syrup for hummingbirds it has all the nutrients on the label go to it has the syrup I give to the hummingbirds ( they fight over it!)libido

Nov 05, 2014
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by: Brook

Hey All,

Last winter I ask Audubon about the 1/3 c of sugar and they told me that a steady diet could dehydrate the little ones so you might want to check on that with someone.

Take Care and Happy Birding!

Nov 05, 2014
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by: Judy-Seattle

Hi Hellen. I live just south of Seattle. Every year we have one or two Anna hammers that stay all winter. They even survived that icy winter a few years ago. So I leave a feeder out all winter. I increase the sugar to 1/3 cup per cup of water. Also I have two small feeders. I keep one inside to put out at dawn if the one outside freezes.

Nov 04, 2014
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by: Susan

Yes Helen, it is possible for an Anna hummingbird to survive winter in Washington. Keep feeding it, so it will fatten up for the winter and keep your fingers crossed!

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