About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
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Monday, March 19, 2012

When do the hummingbirds return?

The most frequently asked question in the spring is when to put out the hummingbird feeders?

In mid-Michigan you have to pay your taxes and put out your hummingbird feeders by April 15th. You can track the migration of the Ruby throated hummingbird on www.hummingbirds.net.

The hummingbirds we see in April probably won’t stick around but continue on to nest in the Upper Peninsula or Canada. The hummingbirds that choose to nest in our area (the regulars) usually arrive by Mothers Day, the second Sunday in May.


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1 comment:

JosephAlsarraf said...

Hey cool, I just saw a humming bird on Sunday, it flew close to our car and I was wondering what can of bird it was. I thought it was a woodpecker because it had a long beak. : )