Saratoga Springs, New York

Lois Geshiwlm
Nancy Castillo

Lois Geshiwlm<br>Nancy Castillo

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Saratoga Springs, New York

THE SHOPPES AT WILTON
Next to TJMaxx,
3084 Route 50, Suite 1
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Phone: (518) 226-0071
Fax: (518) 226-0253
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Store Hours:
Mon - Wed: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thurs - Fri: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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COMMON REDPOLL
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Hummingbird at Mini High Perch feeder

NECTAR FOR HUMMINGBIRDS
AND ORIOLES

You can easily make your own nectar for both your hummingbird and oriole feeders.

HUMMINGBIRD NECTAR RECIPE

1 part sugar to 4 parts water

  1. Warm the water in the microwave (it doesn't need to boil - just warm enough to dissolve the sugar).
  2. Stir in sugar to dissolve
  3. Cool
  4. Fill feeder
  5. Store remainder in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or use for oriole nectar "starter" (see shortcut below). We recommend storing nectar in a glass container to avoid leaching of hazardous compounds.

Easy Hummingbird Nectar Conversion Chart

To Make Water Sugar
1 cup nectar 1 cup 1/4 cup
2 cups nectar 2 cups 1/2 cup
3 cups nectar 3 cups 3/4 cup
4 cups nectar 4 cups 1 cup

 

 

 

Oriole on fdr

SEE NECTAR TIPS BELOW

ORIOLE NECTAR RECIPE

1 part sugar to 8 parts water

  1. Warm the water in the microwave (it doesn't need to boil - just warm enough to dissolve the sugar).
  2. Stir in sugar to dissolve
  3. Cool
  4. Fill feeder
  5. Store remainder in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Easy Oriole Nectar Conversion Chart

To Make Water Sugar
1 cup nectar 1 cup 2 T.
2 cups nectar 2 cups 1/4 cup
3 cups nectar 3 cups 6 T.
4 cups nectar 4 cups 1/2 cup

 

 

 

 

Shortcut to oriole nectar:
1) Start with a batch of hummingbird nectar from recipe above.
2) Double-up on the water only.

Nectar Tips

  • Store prepared nectar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • We recommend storing nectar in a glass container to avoid leaching of hazardous compounds.
  • Change nectar and clean feeders every 4-5 days whether the nectar is being consumed or not.
  • Change nectar and disinfect feeder immediately if you see black spots in the feeder
  • Change nectar immediately if you see cloudiness in the nectar
  • Don't use red nectar - most hummingbird feeders have enough color in them to attract the birds so WHY ADD DYE??  Read the Top 5 Reasons to Not Use Red Hummingbird Nectar