What hummingbirds does Oklahoma have? Migration map shows common species seen in state

This spring, Black-chinned and Ruby-throated hummingbirds have been sighted in Oklahoma.  

The Oklahoma City Audubon Society reports that spring and fall migrations of Rufous Hummingbirds also pass through Oklahoma. Before returning south in September, the Black-chinned and Ruby-throated hummingbirds will nest in Oklahoma and be visible during the summer.  

Aphids and spiders, as well as flower nectar, are consumed by hummingbirds. A hummingbird may eat up to twelve times its body weight in nectar per day, and they dine on numerous little meals throughout the day.  

Red dye and commercial nectar that has been pre-mixed are unnecessary and may even be hazardous to hummingbirds, according to Hummingbird Central.  

Alternatively, the website suggests a handmade concoction that mimics the natural sugar content of nectar, with four parts water to one part sugar.  

Designing your garden or flowerbeds with hummingbirds in mind will help you draw in more of them. Hummingbirds want cover, an abundance of flowers, and a place to bathe.  

Lantana, Zinnias, Pentas, Salvia, Batface Cuphea, Hot Lips, Fire Bush, Nasturtiums, and Coreopsis are a few of the flowering plants that Hummingbird Central suggests.  

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