Hummingbird migration is underway. Here’s what you can do to attract them

Hummingbirds are something that many people, not just avid bird watchers, look forward to seeing each spring!  

These amazing birds migrate to Mexico and Central America for the winter. Around late January or early February, they begin migrating to their breeding areas across the southern United States; later in the spring, they go a little further north.  

Hummingbird Central provides an interactive map application that allows users to record observations of hummingbirds during the spring migration, which occurs every year between January and May.  

Hummingbirds fly throughout the day because there are more food sources available, according to Hummingbird Central. Additionally, they often fly low, making it simple to locate food.  

Hummingbirds are skilled at taking use of tailwinds to get to their destination more quickly. According to research, a hummingbird may cover up to 23 kilometers in a single day. That's quite the haul for such a small bird.  

Most of the East Coast's hummingbirds are ruby-throated. It is the hummingbird that is most frequently spotted east of the Mississippi. The species' males are somewhat smaller than their female counterparts and feature an iridescent red patch on their throats.  

With a map generated by user-submitted sightings, Hummingbird Central gives bird watchers a means to record seeing the tiny birds.  

In August or September, they will set out on their return trip southward.