Other Winter Bird Needs:
Water: Be sure to provide a consistent source of fresh water. Many birds bathe even in winter to keep their feathers conditioned. Heated bird baths and water pans are available for purchase.
Clean out birdhouses after nesting season for birds to use as roosting places in winter.
Maintain a brush pile in a corner of your yard for shelter and protection from predators.
Leave some leaf litter under shrubs for foraging by some bird species.
Plant dense evergreen trees and shrubs for winter shelter.
Hummingbirds in Winter?
In our area, we do have Anna’s Hummingbirds that regularly overwinter here, so if you have one sticking around, don’t worry, your feeder isn’t keeping them from migrating south. If you wish to continue feeding your winter resident, there are heated hummingbird feeders for sale or just remember to bring the feeders in at night to prevent the nectar from freezing. If you don't want to deal with frozen feeders in the cold weather, you can take them down, the hummingbird will find food elsewhere.
Read more about the Anna's Hummingbird, which has been expanding its range since the middle of the last century in response to more available feeders and nectar plants in suburban gardens here.
Feeding Guide Chart