The Hummers are Coming!

Rubythroat
Every year the folks at hummingbirds.net track first sightings of the ruby-throated hummingbirds as they migrate north. The most ubiquitous of all hummingbirds, they travel northward across the entire eastern half of the country into Canada. I love watching the map as the sighting points on it move northward, helping me believe that, yes, spring will come again this year and so will those delightful creatures. It also helps me know when to expect our visitors and get the hummingbird feeder ready for them. Up here in the Northland, we won’t see them until late April or early May, but our lucky southern brethren already have them visiting their feeders.

Here’s last year’s first-reported sighting dates:2013 HB sightings

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