We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
801 Northcrest Shopping Center
Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
Phone: (260) 484-3000
Fax: (260) 483-0445
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Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sat: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
One of our most frequent late summer questions is, "When am I supposed to take down my hummingbird feeders?" We recommend leaving your hummingbird feeders up until there has been no activity for at least two weeks. Keep the nectar fresh and feeders clean, even if you're not seeing activity.
Don't worry! Leaving your hummingbird feeders out will NOT cause hummingbirds to delay their migration! They will begin their migration when the time is right. In fact, leaving your feeder out may help out a late straggler that needs an easy to find source of quick energy.
Bird banding studies indicate that, with very few exceptions, the hummingbirds visiting your feeders on a late-migration day are completely replaced by new migrants within 24 hours. To estimate the number of hummingbirds using your feeders during migration, multiply times five. For example, if you see 10 hummingbirds at your feeder at one time, you will have about 50 passing through your yard that day! Amazing!