How Can I attract nectar feeding birds in my backyard?

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jimmy321
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How Can I attract nectar feeding birds in my backyard?

Hi, Hope you are all doing well. I am a bird lover, and love to atrract the different birds in my backyard.

I am new on forum, and just join the forum for informational purposes. Hope it will be good for me.

I am just searching for different ways to attract the nectar feeding birds on intenet, and find some of the useful ways. One of them is the use of the nectar feeders. I have also find some of the best nectar feeders on internet, which are the following. 

https://hummingbirdmentor.com/feeders/best/

https://www.thespruce.com/best-hummingbird-feeders-4159147

But as a new user I am also little confuse. Can you Please help me to choose the right feeder for my backyard. Let me know if there is anyother useful ways to attract the nectar feeding birds. I will be very thankful to all of you on the forum. 

Woko
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Hi Jimmy. Can you tell us the general area in which you live? This information might help in answering your question. 

jimmy321
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I live near kansas, a central areas of the United Staes. 

Woko
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Ah, hah! Thanks for that, Jimmy. Your emphasis on bird feeders made me wonder if you lived in the US where there seems to be a much stronger tradition of artificially feeding birds via bird feeders & feeding tables than here in Australia. Australia has something of a debate occurring between those who favour artificial feeding & those who believe that re-establishment of natural habitats is the preferred method. I support the latter approach for a number of reasons the chief of which is that humans have made a real mess of Earth & so we need to do everything we can to protect & restore the natural environment. Failure to do so is likely to present huge risks to our own species, Homo sapiens. Also, I do wonder if artificial feeding is more about meeting human needs than meeting the needs of birds. 

So, I'm in favour of planting the original or indigenous species which might grow or once grew in your area. However, there's little doubt others have opposing views.

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