I remember my first hummingbird feeder vividly - 12 (yes, twelve!) plastic and glass parts scattered in my sink every time it was time to clean it (about every 4-6 days). Plastic red petals, yellow bee guards, a base, a top, perches, and a glass container that needed a twisty-turny brush to reach all edges of the inside surfaces. !#&@@$&$#!#%* For years, I unknowingly went through this ordeal to feed the hummingbirds. Well, ENOUGH of that!!!!
When I cleaned my first Wild Birds Unlimited Hummingbird feeder, I thought I had died and gone to birdfeeder heaven. TWO pieces to clean - not TWELVE! Bowl shaped, so NO DRIPS! Well, needless to say, that old feeder is long gone to less-than-ideal-feeder-functionality heaven and my hummingbirds and I are happy campers.
Being easy to clean is one of the most important features of all WBU-brand hummingbird feeders. If a feeder is easy to clean, you will clean it more often and that's good for the birds.
Here's all the other features I like about the WBU hummingbird feeder making it, in my opinion, the best designed hummingbird feeder on the market.
No yellow on ports - yellow is known to attract bees.
I like that I can touch all the surfaces while cleaning to ensure a squeaky-clean feeder.
Use a nectar-port brush to clean feeding ports.
Nectar recipe embossed on inside of lid