How to make a mister for hummingbirds?
How to make a mister for hummingbirds? Creating a mister for hummingbirds is a relatively simple and enjoyable project. Hummingbirds are attracted to misters, especially during hot weather, as they enjoy flying through the fine spray to cool off.
Here's a basic guide on how to make a mister for hummingbirds:
  1. PVC Pipe (1/2 inch): You'll need a length of PVC pipe, the length of which depends on where you want to install the mister.
  2. PVC End Caps (2): To cap the ends of the PVC pipe.
  3. PVC Tee Connectors (2): To connect the misting nozzles.
  4. PVC Elbow Connectors (2): To redirect the misting pipe if necessary.
  5. Misting Nozzles (4-6): Purchase misting nozzles, which can usually be found at garden supply stores or online.
  6. Hose Connector: To connect the PVC pipe to a water source.
  7. Hose Adapter: If your water source uses a different type of connector, you may need an adapter.
  8. Hose Clamp: To secure the hose to the PVC pipe.
  9. Hose: To connect the mister to your water source.

  1. Drill with Drill Bits: To create holes for the misting nozzles.
  2. PVC Glue: To secure the PVC connections.


  1. Plan Your Design:
    • Decide where you want to install the mister. Common locations include near feeders or in gardens where hummingbirds frequently visit.
    • Measure and cut the PVC pipe to your desired length.

  2. Attach End Caps:
    • Attach an end cap to each end of the PVC pipe using PVC glue.

  3. Drill Holes:
    • Use a drill to create evenly spaced holes along the length of the PVC pipe. The size of the drill bit should match the diameter of the misting nozzles.

  4. Install Tee Connectors:
    • Attach PVC tee connectors to the pipe at regular intervals. This is where you'll connect the misting nozzles.

  5. Install Misting Nozzles:
    • Screw the misting nozzles into the tee connectors. Ensure they are securely attached.

  6. Connect Hose:
    • Attach the hose connector to one end of the PVC pipe and secure it with a hose clamp.

  7. Connect to Water Source:
    • Connect the hose to your water source, ensuring you have the necessary adapter if needed.

  8. Adjust and Test:
    • Position the mister in the desired location and turn on the water source. Adjust the flow to achieve a fine mist that hummingbirds will enjoy.

Remember to regularly clean the misting nozzles to prevent clogs, and make adjustments as needed based on the preferences of the hummingbirds in your area.