New York's Hummingbird Arrival: A Springtime Wonder

Hummingbirds' Anticipated Arrival

Ruby-throated hummingbirds begin their journey to New York, typically arriving by early to mid-May.

The Solo Sojourn of Hummingbirds

These tiny travelers migrate alone, with males making their appearance in New York a few weeks before females.

The Spread of Hummingbird Species

While Ruby-throated hummingbirds dominate, keep an eye out for occasional Rufous, Calliope, and Anna's hummingbirds.

Early Prep for Hummingbird Season

Set up your hummingbird feeders by late April to welcome the earliest of these winged arrivals.

Planting for Pollinator Pals

Cultivate a variety of native, nectar-rich plants to provide natural food sources for visiting hummingbirds.

The Hummingbirds' Grand Departure

As autumn approaches, Ruby-throated hummingbirds prepare to leave New York by the end of September.

Last-Call for Feeders

Maintain feeders until late October to cater to any late-migrating hummingbirds before winter settles in.

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