Kentucky's Hummingbird Spectacle: A Guide to Their Arrival

Hummingbirds' Eager Return to Kentucky

Anticipate the Ruby-throated hummingbirds to begin their aerial display in Kentucky by mid-April.

Solo Flight Patterns

Hummingbirds migrate independently, with males leading the way to stake out their feeding territories.

Kentucky's Ruby-Throated Residents

The vibrant Ruby-throated hummingbird is the star summer resident, while rare species may visit during migration.

Prime Time for Feeder Setup

Prepare for these migratory marvels by placing feeders in mid-March, ahead of their arrival.

Male Hummers Take the Lead

The males, with their vivid ruby throats, arrive first, while the females follow a week or two later.

Hummingbirds' Departure Window

Hummingbirds typically say farewell to Kentucky from late September to early October.

Extending Feeder Hospitality

To support late-migrating hummingbirds, keep feeders up through mid-December, or until sightings cease.

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