Mysteries of Migration: When Will Hummingbirds Grace Nebraska Skies?

Nebraska's Winged Visitors

Get ready for the Ruby-throated hummingbirds, arriving by mid-May in Nebraska.

From Males to Nests

Males arrive first, dazzling with their ruby throats, followed by nesting females.

Not Just Ruby-throats!

Keep an eye out for rare Rufous, Broad-tailed, and Calliope hummingbirds in Nebraska.

Nature's Patterns

Hummingbird migration is predictable but can vary slightly due to environmental factors.

Crafting a Hummingbird Haven

Plant colorful, nectar-rich flowers like Black-and-Blue Salvia to attract hummingbirds.

Insects Matter Too

Avoid pesticides in your garden to protect the insects that hummingbirds feast on.

Feeder Etiquette

Place feeders out by early May and avoid red dye to offer safe supplements.

Farewell Flight

The hummingbirds' departure begins mid-September, with males leading the way.

Prolong the Magic

Keep feeders up until mid-November to support late migrators.

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