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Sadly, The Hummingbirds Have Left

Where Have the Hummingbirds Gone To?
They are probably in Central America and Southern Mexico by now.  

Sadly, our little green jewels are gone. There might be a few stragglers hanging around but for the most part they’ve left.    

It’s okay to leave your hummingbird feeder up for a few more days just don’t expect any action. Leaving your feeder up will not stop the hummingbird from migrating, that is an old wives’ tale. The bird has an innate feeling to travel and must leave.   

Simply Put: Food, Shelter, and Sun  

If you were a bird, why would you spend all day looking for flowers, that are few and far between. You need the nectar to survive and stay warm. Might as well pack up and leave knowing that in a few short days you could be in sunny southern Mexico. It’s a no “bird” brainer.  

Even the baby hummingbirds, now just a few months old will make the trip. And… they won’t be following mom or dad. They just know, where and when to go. They are born with little magnetic compasses in their heads. They will use the earth’s magnetic field as guidance. They are instilled with the common sense that their food supply is dwindling so, it’s time to go.  

They will be passing through our area again next April. Our Ruby-throated Hummingbird will be heading to Canada to find a mate. This little green jewel makes a 3000-mile round trip every year.

If you can’t wait until next year, click here for a great selection of hummingbird feeders.   

ruby-throated hummingbird landing on a perry's enterprise window feeder
A ruby-throated hummingbird coming in for a landing

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