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Many hummingbirds have arrived at their breeding grounds where the females are busy with nest-building chores. More...

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"Saw both male and female today. Looks like she's building a nest."
– James DeReuil in Pensacola, Florida on April 22nd.

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Waiting and Watching
February 24, 2017

Migration is about to begin! Birds are fueling up and waiting for tailwinds to cross the Gulf of Mexico. When will the first arrive?

rufous male rufous nectaring rufous in the pollen

Here They Come!
March 3, 2017

Migrating Ruby-throats and Rufous are arriving. Watch as Gulf winds shift from north to south bringing pulses of birds across from Mexico.

Looking for Food
March 10, 2017

Hummingbird migrants continue to arrive from their wintering grounds, though March weather can make this a risky trip for early birds.

Habitat Ready?
March 17, 2017

Hungry hummingbird migrants are looking for food to fuel their journeys. Is your outdoor habitat ready for hummingbirds?

Rufous Female Ruby-throat Ruby-throat

Steady Advance
March 24, 2017

Migration continues for tiny hummingbirds. Track their progress as they search out the food they need along the way.

Arriving "Big Time"
March 31, 2017

Migration continues bringing Ruby-throats into Missouri, Virginia, and West Virginia. Hummingbird adaptations for eating nectar allow them to fuel up along the way.

A Stop-n-Go Advance
April 7, 2017

Wind-driven or hunkered-down — hummingbirds continue their journey towards their summer breeding grounds.

Ruby-throat female broad-tail nest materials

Early Bird Surprise
April 14, 2017

Southern winds surprised northerners with some early sightings.

Females Arriving
April 21, 2017

Females arrive after males. When they come they're ready for action.

Getting Down to Business
April 28, 2017

Many hummingbirds have arrived at their breeding grounds where the females are busy with nest-building chores.


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