Washington's Whirring Wings: The Hummingbird's Mystical Trek

Feathered Adventurers Arrive

Hummingbirds start to grace Washington with their presence by late February or early March.

A Variety of Vibrant Visitors

Four main species visit, but the Anna's hummingbird often stays year-round in Washington.

Journey North

Migrators like Black-chinned, Calliope, and Rufous hummingbirds spread across Washington, some reaching into Canada.

Native Blooms for Nectar

Plant Washington natives like serviceberry and fireweed for a garden buzzing with hummingbirds.

Biodiverse Habitats Thrive

Consider creating a forest garden or wildflower meadow in Washington to support diverse wildlife, including hummingbirds.

Feeders for Early Birds

Set up hummingbird feeders by mid-February to nourish early arrivals in Washington.

Summer Breeding and Nesting

Hummingbirds can be seen breeding and nesting throughout Washington's summer months.

Departure Begins

Male hummingbirds start their southbound journey from Washington as early as July.

Last Call for Migrants

Keep an eye out for hummingbirds through September, as they prepare for their southern migration.

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Learn more about the fascinating migration of hummingbirds in Washington and how to ensure a magical garden encounter!