Oriole Nectar

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Munchkin Mama

No need to buy commercial oriole nectar- you can make your own by following this easy recipe!

Top Review by jack.kinney.photogra

This is the right recipe! Orioles and Hummingbirds to not need any extra vitamins or nutrients, that comes in their natural diet. Sugar water helps them a lot. Let them get their own vitamins and nutrients in the insects and flower nectar the feed on. Also, do not add any coloring! It's bad for them. The bright colors on your nectar feeder is penty to attract these beautiful birds! Happy birding.


  1. Boil water.
  2. Mix in ordinary white granulated sugar.
  3. Stir and allow the mixture to cool.
  4. When the nectar is room temperature, fill your clean oriole feeder.
  5. Tips: This is 6 parts water to 1 part sugar.
  6. Never use dyes or food coloring, as they are not healthy for hummingbirds or orioles.
  7. Never use honey when making your nectar mix. Honey attracts bees and can grow black fungus that will cause a fatal liver and tongue disease in hummingbirds.
  8. Replace the nectar once every three to four days and clean the feeder thoroughly.
  9. Unused nectar can be refrigerated for up to two weeks.
  10. You will need to clean your feeder every few days, with hot water and a mild (10%) bleach solution to inhibit mold. Rinse thoroughly before refilling with water syrup.

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