Texas Hummingbird Migration: A Spectacular Journey

Hummingbirds Heading to Texas

Anticipate the arrival of 18 different hummingbird species in Texas, with the Ruby-throated and Black-chinned as common visitors.

Early Birds Get the Warmth

Migratory hummingbirds begin arriving in Texas from early March, seeking mild climates for their breeding season.

Alternative Diets for Early Arrivals

When flowers are scarce during spring, hummingbirds feast on tree sap, an essential substitute for nectar.

Feeder Fix for Hungry Hummingbirds

Supplement nature's offerings by setting up feeders with homemade sugar-water solutions—four parts water to one part sugar.

Hummingbirds' Cozy Quarters

Hummingbirds like the Ruby-throated species nest on sloping tree limbs, often 10 to 40 feet high, preferring healthy native trees.

The Great Texas Hummingbird Departure

Prepare to bid farewell to hummingbirds as they usually commence their southward journey between September and November.

Offering Hummingbird Hospitality

Keep feeders up through fall to assist migrating hummingbirds and possibly host wintering species in Southern Texas.

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Swipe up for details on the hummingbirds' migration timeline in Texas and tips on making your backyard a hummingbird haven!