When to Put Out Hummingbird Feeders — and How to Know When These Beauties Will Visit Your Yard

Timing Matters: Place hummingbird feeders outdoors during the early spring months, typically around March or April, when hummingbirds start their migration journey.

Monitor Temperature: Hang feeders when temperatures consistently reach above 50°F (10°C). Hummingbirds usually return when flowers start blooming and temperatures rise.

Research Local Patterns: Understand local hummingbird migration patterns to determine the best time to set up feeders in your area.

Observe Natural Signs: Keep an eye out for blooming flowers, which indicate the arrival of hummingbirds. They rely on nectar-rich flowers as their primary food source.

Regular Maintenance: Maintain clean feeders and fresh nectar to ensure hummingbirds have a healthy and inviting environment.

Extend into Fall: Keep feeders up until late fall to accommodate any late-migrating or wintering hummingbirds in your region.

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