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Hummingbirds’ Migration MarathonRufous Hummingbird

Could you finish a marathon race? How about 38 of them, a distance just under 1,000 miles?

Well, as crazy as it sounds, that’s what some hummingbirds are doing right now.

The next couple of months are your best opportunity to see hummingbirds. Adult hummingbirds are now joined by a horde of juveniles as they head south to Central America and their winter territories, some traveling thousands of miles.

It’s estimated that more than seven million Ruby-throated Hummingbirds return to the tropics each winter, along with six million Rufous, three million Broad-tailed, and millions of other individuals of various hummingbird species.

En route to their destination, hummingbirds will take part in an eating binge that is unmatched at any other time of the year. A high-calorie diet is important to build fat reserves for their migratory trip. So be sure to have your hummingbird feeders filled with a nectar solution.

Bird banding studies indicate that, with very few exceptions, the hummingbirds visiting your feeders on a late-migration day are completely replaced by a new wave of migrants within 24 hours.

To estimate the number of hummingbirds using your feeders during migration, multiply times five. For example, if you see 10 hummingbirds at your feeder at one time, you will have about 50 passing through your yard that day.

Visit us soon, and we’ll make sure you have everything you need to enjoy these miniature migrating marathoners.

Backyard Beauties - Hummingbirds

From the best feeders to setups created to attract hummingbirds, we have everything you need to bring those wonderful, little birds as close as possible. Check out the video below to see our WBU Decorative Window Hummingbird Feeder in action.  Then, stop by the store and we'll be sure you have everything you need to attract hummingbirds, or any other birds, to your backyard.

 

Birding Basics

Learn easy techniques for identifying birds including songs and habitats. This program is sponsored by the Mass Audubon South Shore Sanctuaries. Click here for more information and to register. 

 

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Wild Birds Unlimited Gift Card

Every nature lover is different, so finding the ideal gift for him or her can be difficult. That's why our Gift Cards are the perfect gift for every occasion. They allow your friend or loved one to choose what part of nature he or she wants to enjoy. The best part: our Gift Cards are redeemable at every Wild Birds Unlimited location.

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