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Have you ever seen a hummingbird babies nest?

Growing a hummingbird Habitat Garden is the best way to get hummingbird babies in your garden! This video starts tell you how & why!

But, read on, and we’re going to help you find hummingbird babies in nests in your garden! But when you find them, be sure to leave them alone. So that means observe and enjoy the hummingbird babies in your garden from a distance. That way, you’re more likely to see thriving hummingbirds in your garden!
baby hummingbirds in nest at about 12 days old

Adorable hummingbird babies are tiny & camoflauged.

But, they aren’t impossible to find if you know how and where to look. And these little baby birds fit into really small nests. Plus, momma knows how to hide her hummingbird babies in gardens in hard to find camouflage. However, if you know how to listen and where to look, you might get to see hummingbird babies in your garden!

How to listen to find hummingbird babies in your garden.

If you’re wondering where to find find hummingbirds in your garden, start by listening. That’s because their parents make very distinctive sounds. And those noises sound a lot like “zip” and “pop”. Plus, hummingbirds also do some trilling.

In fact, you can listen to hummingbird songs right now in our hummingbird video here.

Moreover, a momma hummingbird often sings to her hummingbird babies resting in their nest. But she’ll be sitting a little away from the nest while singing her hummingbird lullabies.

Meanwhile the nesting babies themselves remain silent to stay safe. However, once they fledge, baby hummingbirds finding their voices as well.

Keep an eye on flying adult birds to find the youngsters.

Male hummingbirds are extra pretty. But, they aren’t likely to show you where to find a nest of babies.

Instead, watch for the females. That’s because female hummingbirds are the nest builders. And they’re the ones that visit and feed the hummingbird babies.

So, if you see her gathering food or nesting materials, watch where she flies. But, don’t expect she’ll go directly to her nest. That’s because, she’ll take an indirect path home so that predators won’t eat her babes.

However, she will eventually make her way back to her babies. And her baby hummingbirds may be tucked into a nest at eye level in a shrub in your garden. Or, she may have them nestled into a branch high above your head.

What to do when you find a hummingbird nest in your garden…

When you find a hummingbird nest in your garden, whatever you do, don’t disturb the little ones. And, be sure to give the baby hummingbirds wide berth. Because if you spook the momma, she will fuss at you. And you may interrupt her care for her babies.

And you really don’t want to harm any baby hummingbirds in your garden.

More importantly, you don’t want to give the spot a lot of attention. Because if you do, you might tell predators exactly where to eat those hummingbird babies.

Want to see & learn more about hummingbirds?

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And if you want to be first in line to be notified the minute we open enrollment for our special 3-part seminar series Growing a Hummingbird Habitat Garden get on the list here!

In this online workshop program, we’ll answer the question “How do I create a hummingbird garden?” So not only will we share what to plant to attract hummingbirds, but we’ll give you much more. In fact, we get into how hummingbirds help gardens. And we’ll share lots of beautiful hummingbird garden pictures too. So you’ll come away equipped to design your hummingbird garden fast.

This photo and information-rich program is rarely made available for on-demand viewing. And the best way to be sure you get in on it is to get on the list.

That way you’ll get our best details on what you can do in your garden to attract and support hummingbirds. That means you’ll learn our best methods for cultivating a garden space that offers the resources hummingbirds need most to thrive (like aphids). And once you know these things, you’ll be more likely to succeed in creating a garden you love that’s also a space filled with hummingbird babies!

4 comments on “Hummingbird Babies!

  1. Danita on

    So sweet. I checked my Rhodie’s after your reading the first part of the story, but no bird nests.

  2. Lynne Longpre on

    Robin, at your suggestion and after attending your Hummingbird presentations (both in person and virtually), I have contracted with In Harmony Landscaping in Bothell. They have been coming for a couple of years and applying liquid seaweed compost and horticulture oils. They have made a huge difference in our landscaping so thank you for the referral. This week they were here, and I expressed concern that by applying their treatments (using pressurized hoses) to our rhodies we could destroy hummingbird nests. So, we didn’t treat the rhodies, but now I realize I may need to hold off with the applications earlier in spring depending on the species. Also, one article I found online said Hummingbirds nest 10′ – 90′ in bushes and trees. I would like to contact In Harmony to discuss their knowledge and protocols too. I would love to hear from you before I do. Thank you again!

  3. Garden Mentors on

    Lynne, Thanks for your message. I’m glad to hear your garden is doing well! I’m not sure exactly what you’re asking here, but I *think* you’re asking how high or low hummingbirds build nests. To answer that, I’ve seen nests as low as 3-4′ off the ground. I’ve seen others very high in taller trees. Hopefully, that covers it. If you need to schedule a consult to go deeper, please get in touch via our contact form!

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