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4 Best Woodpecker Proof Hummingbird Feeders 2021

4 Best Woodpecker Proof Hummingbird Feeders 2021
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Putting hummingbird feeders in your backyard is perhaps one of the easiest ways to attract these tiny amazing creatures. However, hummingbirds are not the only ones that are attracted to the sweet nectar which is probably why you’re looking for the best woodpecker proof hummingbird feeders. Actually, there can be a lot of other unlikely visitors like squirrels, finches, bunties, and woodpeckers. While it’s fairly easy to discourage most of the birds from sipping nectar, woodpeckers are quite different.

For preventing other birds from hummingbird feeders, you can simply attach tubes to the feeding ports. In this way, these birds will not reach the sweet syrup and will fly away. However, just like hummingbirds, woodpeckers also tend to have a pretty long tongue which means they can easily retrieve nectar in just about the same way as do hummingbirds. That’s why it becomes really difficult to keep woodpeckers away from the feeder. Now let’s deep dive into some of our top picks for the best woodpecker proof hummingbird feeders.

4 Best Woodpecker Proof Hummingbird Feeders in 2021

01.

BOLITE Hummingbird Feeders, Glass Hummingbird Feeders

With an elegant, antique look of this beautifully made feeder, you can’t go wrong with having it at your outdoor decor. The bright red pigment won’t fade in sunlight because the high-quality glass itself is actually red. Plus, you don’t have to do frequent refilling as it holds 22 ounces of liquid food. It is made of a very well-made glass bottle along with a durable metal handle. The bottom part is made of copper and it blends in with the vintage red glass perfectly. 
What We Like
  • Large capacity
  • Easy to disassemble and allows every part to clean thoroughly
  • Five feeding stations
What We Don’t Like
  • The red flower ports do not stand out due to the color of the copper base
02.

BOLITE Hummingbird Feeder, Vintage Bottle Glass Hummingbird Feeders

Go for a vintage look with this round glass bottle feeder. It can accommodate five hummers at a time and can hold up to 25 ounces of liquid food. Refilling and cleaning will be a cinch thanks to its wide mouth opening.

The red flowers on this copper base look particularly sweet on this feeder. The rustic beauty of this bottle blends in with nature and adds flair to your outdoor decor. The base of this unit comes apart conveniently to allow for easy cleaning. 

Positive
  • Easy to thoroughly clean and refill
  • Large capacity
  • Multiple feeding stations to accommodate several birds
Negatives
  • Perches are slightly wide for small birds
03.

More Birds Ruby Hummingbird Feeder, Glass Bottle

Keep it simple with this Ruby hummingbird feeder that contains four nectar-feeding ports. Designed with a built-in ant moat and a round perch, you simply have to fill it with sweet syrup and do regular cleaning. The ant moat is very effective in keeping out bugs as it keeps nectar food fresh for voracious hummingbirds. It is an absolute breeze to refill and clean this feeder thanks to its detachable base and wide mouth. 
What We Like
  • Ant moat to prevent bugs from getting inside
  • Refilling and cleaning are hassle-free
  • Multiple feeding stations
What We Don’t Like
  • Small capacity
04.

Juegoal 28 oz Glass Hummingbird Feeders for Outdoors

The striking red color of this glass feeder tends to make one think of vintage jars. It can hold up to a generous 28 ounces of liquid food. Each of the five feeding stations has its own perch to allow comfortable dining for little perky creatures.

This unit comes with a handy built-in ant moat, which parry small bugs from contaminating the liquid. Thanks to the multiple simultaneous feeding ports, this feeder is large enough to feed several hummers easily.    

What We Like
  • Ant moat to keep out crawling insects
  • Five feeding ports with perches
  • Large nectar capacity
  • Refilling and cleaning is pretty easy
What We Don’t Like
  • The perches are a tad wide

Learn More: Best Squirrel Proof Hummingbird Feeders

How To Keep Woodpeckers Off Hummingbird Feeders

  • Keeping woodpeckers out from bothering little feathered friends is somewhat overwhelming. The problem is: if you seek to frighten woodpeckers, you may end up losing hummingbirds too, because they too may feel threatened. You’ll need to find a way to put them off while keeping hungry hummingbirds at the same time. For that, you can install diversion feeders especially for woodpeckers so that they may not find it tempting to feed on hummingbird feeders. Plus, you must try to use several methods in order to make it harder for them to perch on hummingbird feeders. 
  • Typically, if you want to discourage other unwanted birds from sipping nectar from the hummingbird feeder, you can do so by attaching tubes to the feeding stations. By doing so, they cannot access the sweet syrup but hummingbirds will have no problem, thanks to their long tongues. But this cannot discourage woodpeckers because they too have pretty long tongues. By using sharp beaks, they can make a hole and insert long tongues to retrieve sweet syrup from the trees. Red-bellied and downy woodpeckers are especially known to lap up sweet liquid out from hummingbird feeders. 
  • Hummingbirds can lap up nectar while hovering around. They don’t really need perches to rest and feed. However, perches do allow them to rest on and feed comfortably. But if you want to get rid of woodpeckers, you must always remove these perches from hummingbird feeders. Unlike hummingbirds, woodpeckers are large and heavy birds. It means these birds first need to land on a perch in order to sip nectar. For that reason, it’s better to have a feeder without perch or if it already has, just remove it for sometime. 
  • When the woodpeckers see a hummingbird feeder without a perch, they’ll probably land on the top of this feeder and try to reach for the sweet liquid from top. To fix this problem, you can take a flat object with a hole in the middle and put it at the top. This way, it is quite possible woodpeckers may not be able to land on this object.
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