Spring Hummingbird Migration

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Spring Hummingbird Migration
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Peak Hummingbird Migration in Texas
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Help track hummingbird migration as the tiny migrants travel north from their wintering grounds.

As spring advances, sunlight increases and a host of natural events are set in motion. Temperatures rise, ice melts, soil warms, plants grow, flowers bloom, and hummingbirds return.

Track hummingbird migration:

  • Weekly migration news
  • Real-time maps
  • Field notes from observers
  • Photo galleries and video clips
  • Articles and slideshows
  • Journal pages

Which species of hummingbirds do you see in the spring? Report your sightings!

  • Ruby-throated: Eastern U.S. and Canada
    When Ruby-throats return to their breeding grounds, they will have completed a remarkable journey back from Mexico and Central America. This species is the only hummingbird commonly found in eastern North America.

  • Rufous: Western U.S. and Canada
    The Rufous hummingbird travels the farthest north of any hummingbird — all the way to Alaska.

  • Other Species: Western U.S. and Canada
    Hummingbird diversity is far greater in the west than in the east. Western regions have 14 of the 15 species commonly found in the U.S. and Canada.


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