Mississippi's Hummingbird Season: Arrival & Habitat Prep

Hummingbird Arrival in Mississippi

Expect hummingbirds to start arriving in Mississippi in early March, with the season peaking in the summer months.

Male Hummingbirds Lead the Way

Male hummingbirds set forth first, migrating a few weeks ahead of females to begin the breeding season.

Mississippi's Common Hummingbirds

Ruby-throated and Rufous hummingbirds are among the primary species to visit or dwell in Mississippi.

Planting for Pollinators

Fill your garden with native, nectar-rich plants like lantana and salvia to naturally attract hummingbirds.

Bugs are on the Hummingbird Menu

Maintain a healthy insect population by avoiding chemicals in your garden; hummingbirds need these critters for protein.

Supplement with Sugar Water

Hummingbird feeders offer vital energy, especially when natural food is scarce during migration periods.

Hummingbirds' Departure Schedule

Prepare to bid adieu to hummingbirds as they typically start leaving Mississippi in November.

Feeder Farewell Timing

Keep the feeders out until late November to support any straggling birds before their migration journey.

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