This 32-Port Hummingbird Feeder Is Sure To Bring In Multiple Feathered Friends

Beautiful, flitting hummingbirds need a lot of fuel for their high speeds and acrobatics. Setting up a feeder in your yard supplies these tiny powerhouses with much needed food while also providing you with the best of birdwatching and live entertainment. Start with our tips and tricks to attract hummingbirds to your yard, then keep them there with Cascade's DNA hummingbird feeders. The DNA feeder boasts an astonishing 32 ports, ideal for inviting scores of hummingbirds to your yard.

The DNA feeder is the brainchild of Jim Carter, a seasoned bird feeder designer. A common question from clients was how to feed more birds at a time without making the feeder larger. By going vertical with two intertwining helixes, Carter crafted a high-capacity feeder that is pleasing to hummingbirds as well as human eyes. Reviewers rave that the DNA feeder is a beautiful addition to their yards, that it's durable and easy to use, and that it entices birds right away. 

Why hummingbirds will love Cascade's DNA feeder

Cascade's DNA-inspired double helix design manages to fit a whopping 32 ports into a feeder just shy of a foot tall and about 8 inches wide. This compact feeding option features yellow, flower-shaped feeding holes along two intertwined sections. At 7.75 inches wide and 11.75 inches high, this feeder allows multiple birds to drink at the same time without taking up much space. Hummingbirds are notoriously territorial, often chasing others away from feeders. Research has shown that hummingbirds act less aggressively toward each other when there are many food sources. This number of feeding holes provide a lot of food sources, and reviewers share that they often see more than one hummingbird at a time at the DNA feeder.  

Red sits at the top of the list of colors you should add to your garden to attract hummingbirds. With feeding holes arranged at different heights along the twisting red panels, hummingbirds will feed easily. Carter patterned the DNA feeder this way to imitate flowers like foxglove or penstemon, favorites of hummingbirds in the wild.

How to get the best results from your DNA feeder

Once you have your new toy, you'll want it to bring in the birds and keep them coming back. Create conditions that are best for hummingbirds by placing the feeders in the ideal location and keeping the feeder clean and filled with fresh nectar. Just like in real estate, location is key for hummingbird feeders. Hang your DNA feeder in a place that will be easy for birds to find and where they will feel safe. Feeders that are too far away from houses may make hummingbirds feel too exposed to predators. Hang your DNA feeder about 10 to 15 feet from a place where birds can take a break. A shaded tree branch is a great spot for tired birds to get out of the sun and catch their breath.

Help your hummingbirds stay as strong as can be by keeping your feeder clean and full of fresh nectar. The DNA is a snap to clean and fill from a flip-top opening. Hand-wash your feeder every week with hot water and vinegar or soap, let it dry fully, and refill the feeder with a batch of homemade hummingbird nectar that's surprisingly easy to make to ensure that your visitors are having a healthy meal.