Iowa's Hummingbird Season: Welcoming Winged Wonders

Hummingbird's Iowa Arrival

Look out for ruby-throated hummingbirds returning to Iowa from mid-to-late April to begin their breeding season.

Ruby-Throated Iowa Natives

The Ruby-throated hummingbird, with its vibrant colors, is the main species that breeds and charms in Iowa's landscapes.

Creating a Hummingbird-Friendly Garden

Attract these aerial acrobats by planting lush native species with tubular flowers full of nectar and teeming with insects.

Feeding Beyond Flowers

Consider adding hummingbird feeders as a supplementary food source, especially during migration and breeding seasons.

Nesting Sites Matter

Support nesting by including native trees and shrubs in your garden, giving hummingbirds the perfect spots to raise their young.

Bidding Farewell in Fall

Hummingbirds usually take their leave from Iowa in August or September, heading south for warmer winters.

Feeder Etiquette for Late Migrants

Keep feeders out until no sightings for two weeks, ensuring late migrants get the energy boost they need.

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