Where are the hummingbirds now? When should I hang my feeder? What will they do if it snows?
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 Mother’s Day, the second Sunday in May. Hummingbirds migrate alone, each to their own internal clock and map. The males arrive first and the females soon follow.
Healthy Ruby-throated hummingbirds can tolerate nights in the teens easily as long as there is tree sap, bugs, blooms and feeders available. During the night, hummers will enter into a state of torpor to save energy. Similar to a type of short-term hibernation, torpor reduces their metabolic activity and drops their heart rate from 1,200 beats per minute to 50 beats per minute.
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