Hummingbird feeders attract the nectar-loving hummingbirds. In our area, we have one species of hummingbird, the Ruby-throated. These birds are easy to attract and will readily feed from hummingbird feeders and tubular flowers. The ruby-throated hummingbird can be very territorial and will defend its nectar food source from other hummingbirds. If you are trying to attract several to your yard, the best option is to put out a few, small, hummingbird feeders instead of one large one. Hummingbird feeders can be filled with a nectar mix, pre-made “ready to use” nectar, or nectar you make yourself using sugar and water.