Hummingbird Central

Hummingbird Central Website in the News

The Hummingbird Central website has been in existence for over 11 years, and has grown and evolved over that time.

Quick Facts About This Website

  • Website launched - 2013
  • 2023 Interactive Spring Migration Map - viewed over 24,000,000 times
  • Website views per day during the peak migration - 82,000/day
  • Website viewers per year - 8,600,000 (2023)
  • Migration sighting reports submitted - over 15,000 (2024)

In the News

Shown below are highlights of recent news about Hummingbird Central, including news stories, mentions, videos and other websites on which our migration maps are embedded.

News of Interest Related to Hummingbird Central
(Most Recent First)
Hummingbird migration map says Iowans are seeing these tiny birds. How long do they stay?
Des Moines Register - 05/13/2024
When do hummingbirds arrive to Ohio? Updated map says they're already here - 05/10/2024
Hummers are Here!
The Republican Journal - Rockport, Maine - 04/29/2024
The Hummingbirds have arrived!
Country 100.7 - Bridgewater, Nova Scotia - 04/24/2024
Organization tracks hummingbird sightings across the U.S., expect more hummingbirds in Colorado soon
KKTV 11News - Colorado Springs, CO - 04/24/2024
Get ready to put your hummingbird feeders out. See where they are with interactive map
Burlington Free Press - Vermont - 04/19/2024
Get ready bird lovers! Hummingbirds are on their way to Kentucky
WOMI - Owensboro, Kentucky - 04/18/2024
Hummingbirds are migrating back to Wisconsin. You can use this map to find them
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 04/18/2024
Get ready because hummingbirds are on their way to Maine
News Center Maine - Portland - 04/18/2024
Get ready to put your hummingbird feeders out. See where they are with interactive map
SeaCoastOnline - New Hampshire - 04/18/2024
Hummingbirds making their return to Ohio
10WBNS - Columbus, Ohio - 04/17/2024
Spring hummingbird migration in full bloom in Washington State
KING5 - Seattle, WA -04/17/2024
Track Hummingbirds as they make their way north for spring
FOX61 - Hartford, CT - 04/17/2024
We're about to see a lot more hummingbirds in Louisville. Here's why
WHAS11 ABC - Louisville, Kentucky - 04/16/2024
Track hummingbird migration in Georgia with this interactive map
WXIA 11 Alive - Atlanta, Georgia - 04/16/2024
Hummingbirds in Maine Are About to Make Their Triumphant Return
WHOM 94.9 - 04/16/2024
Hummingbirds Are Returning to Otsego County New York
WNBF News Radio - Binghamton NY - 04/16/2024
Get ready to put your hummingbird feeders out. See where they are with interactive map
Providence Rhode Island Journal - 04/16/2024
Get ready to put your hummingbird feeders out. See where they are with interactive map
Worcester Telegram & Gazette - 04/16/2024
Hummingbirds make their way north
WGRZ - Buffalo, NY - 04/16/2024
Ruby-throated hummingbirds will be returning soon to PA - 04/152024
Spring is hummingbird migration season: When are they coming to New York?
Rockland/Westchester Journal News - 04/15/2024
Here's why you don't often see hummingbirds in Arkansas
5News - Fayetteville Arkansas - 04/12/2024
Your 2024 guide to hummingbird season in Wisconsin
Up North News Wisconsin - 04/10/2024
When do hummingbirds arrive in Ohio? Updated map says they're already here
Cincinnati Enquirer - 04/10/2024
Hummingbirds are migrating; when they will arrive in Ohio
Yahoo Life - 04/09/2024
Hummingbird migration crosses into Missouri
FOX2Now St. Louis - 04/09/2024
Hummingbird migration into Missouri is underway. Here’s how to attract them
FOX4 - Kansas City - 04/06/2024
Now is the time to reach hummingbird fans
Garden Center Magazine - 04/03/2024
What hummingbirds does Oklahoma have? Migration map shows common species seen in state
The Oklahoman - 04/03/2024
Interactive tracker shows hummingbird migration, expected arrival
Detroit Free Press - 04/02/2024
Interactive Map: Hummingbird migration is underway. Here’s what you can do to attract them
FOX8 - Piedmont Triad in North Carolina - 04/02/2024
Spring is here. When can you expect to see hummingbirds returning to Iowa?
Des Moines Register - 03/19/2024
Hummingbirds are migrating. When will we see them in Ohio?
Cincinnati Inquirer - 02/27/2024
When will hummingbirds arrive in NJ? They're migrating now! - 02/27/2024
Hummingbirds are on their way. When will they arrive in Rochester NY?
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Rochester, NY - 2/24/2024
Ruby-throated hummingbirds will migrate soon. Here's how you can track and report them
Mississippi Clarion Ledger - 02/09/2024
Hummingbird Central 2023 News Archive
Hummingbird migration 2023
The River Reporter - Narrowsburg, NY - 05/16/2023
Fascinating Hummingbird Migration Map Shows Just How Astonishing Their Journey Is
PetHelpful - 05/07/2023
2023 migration map shows arrival of hummingbirds in Colorado
Denver Gazette - 05/02/2023
Organization tracks hummingbird sightings across the U.S., with many reports in Colorado recently
KKTV - Colorado Springs - 05/01/2023
When Do Hummingbirds Arrive in Colorado?
KOOL 107.9 - Grand Junction, CO - 04/22/2023
The Hummingbirds Are Almost Here, and I Couldn't Be More Excited
I95 95.7FM - Brewer, Maine - 04/21/2023
Your 2023 Guide to Hummingbird Season in Michigan: What to Know
The Gander Newsroom - Michigan - 04/20/2023
Wildlife Wednesday: Hummingbirds are back in Michigan, here's how to welcome them
Manistee Michigan News - 04/19/2023
Track the Hummingbirds Returning to New England With This Map
NBC Boston - 04/19/2023
Hummingbirds Have Arrived in Colorado and We Have the Buzz
KEKB 99.9 - Grand Junction, CO - 04/18/2023
The Bird Store and More
Akron, Ohio - 04/17/2023
They're back! Hummingbirds return to Maine
News Center Maine - 04/17/2023
Flying Jewels - When Do Hummingbirds Arrive in Colorado?
Retro 102.5 - Windsor, CO - 04/16/2023
Hummingbirds: Attracting and Feeding Them in Your Backyard
The Backyard Naturalist - 04/15/2023
The hummingbirds are migrating. Here’s when they’ll arrive in Ohio
NBC4i - Columbus, Ohio - 04/14/2023
Hummingbirds return to New England for spring
CBS News Boston - 04/14/2023
Spring is here: Hummingbirds spotted in Michigan for first time in 2023
Click on Detroit - 04/14/2023
Interactive map: Hummingbird migration is underway! How can you help the little birds on their journey?
WNCT - Greenville, NC - 04/12/2023
Hummingbird migration map shows most common hummingbirds seen in Oklahoma this spring
The Oklahoman - 04/11/2023
When do hummingbirds arrive in Texas? How do you attract them? Check out 2023 migration map
Austin American Statesman - 04/11/2023
Interactive map of spring hummingbird migration: Every state they'll arrive in plus feeding tips
USA Today - 04/10/2023
Hummingbirds are traveling back to Ohio gardens! Here's what to know
Cincinnati Enquirer - 04/10/2023
Interactive map shows spring hummingbird migration
Detroit Free Press - Detroit, MI - 04/08/2023
Hummingbirds Have Hit New Jersey
New Jersey Reefers Club - 04/07/2023
Love Hummingbirds? Here's When They Will Be Back in Michigan
WKFR - Michigan - 04/06/2023
Spring Is Here: Hummingbirds Migrating Back to New England
WOKQ - Dover, New Hampshire - 04/05/2023
Get those hummingbird feeders ready! Hummingbirds migrate back to Southwest Virginia
WSLS - Roanoke, Virginia - 03/30/2023
Interactive Map: Hummingbird migration is underway. Have you spotted any?
WAVY - High Point, NC - 03/27/2023
Hummingbirds are headed back to the Midwest
FOX8 - Cleveland, Ohio - 03/18/2023
Hummingbirds are headed back to the Midwest
Fox2Now - St. Louis, MO - 03/15/2023
Handy Map Shows When Hummingbirds Return to Missouri & Illinois
100.9 The Eagle - Quincy, IL - 02/27/2023
Keep Your Eyes Peeled, Thousands Of Hummingbirds Are Headed Right For South Carolina During Their Migration This Spring
OnlyInYour State - South Carolina - 02/19/2023
Hummingbird Central 2022 News Archive
Hummingbirds begin migrating up north
WGRZ - Buffalo, NY - 04/08/2022
Hummingbird Migration 2022
Garden Club of Lebanon lIlinois - 03/30/2022
A timeline for hummingbird arrival in Pa. and how you can use it to attract them to your garden
PennLive - 03/24/2022
Hummingbirds Spring migration through south Texas
KZTV 10 - Corpus Christi, TX - 03/03/2022
Hummingbird Central 2021 News Archive
Hummingbirds are returning to New England early. Here's how you can attract them to your yard
Providence Journal - 04/30/2021
Hummingbirds are here early — here's how to help look after them
CBC News - Canada - 04/24/2021
Hummingbird Migration 2021
ABC6 - Providence, RI - 04/14/2021
Hummingbird Central 2020 News Archive
Hummingbirds Are Cool
North Carolina Cooperative Extension - 08/01/2020
A sure sign of spring! Hummingbirds return to Virginia, Maryland region
FOX5DC - Bethesda, MD - 04/22/2020
It's Time to Hang your Hummingbird Feeders
Coffee & Chlorophyll - 04/22/2020
Ruby-throated hummingbirds will arrive soon, what you can do now to help their migration
FOX6 - Milwaukee, WI - 04/08/2020
Ruby-throated hummingbirds make their return to our region, thanks to our recent warm weather
WSLS - Roanoke, VA - 03/30/2020
Hummingbird Central 2019 News Archive
Hummingbirds arriving with spring
WSILTV - Carterville, IL - 04/09/2019
Another Sign of Spring, Hummingbirds are Returning
Spectrum Local News - Charlotte, NC - 03/17/2019


Why This Website?

With the wealth of information about hummingbirds already on the web in many great websites, why would anyone create yet another one? The reason is fairly simple ... we love hummingbirds, and are still learning about them at this "advanced" age. This website helps organize our knowledge and focuses us on learning even more.

We've learned more about hummingbirds in the past five years than we did in the previous 60 years! And we're learning along with our daughter and granddaughters, who also share our love of nature and the marvelous mysteries and lore of the hummingbird.

There are undoubtedly others who are just beginning their journey toward understanding and attracting hummingbirds. Maybe this site will help them.

We continue to learn, and to photograph, and present our knowledge on this website in a quick, understandable, and easy-to-read format, with links to more detailed hummingbird resources for those readers who require more in-depth information and species identification tips.

And we love watching all bird life! While this website is oriented to hummingbirds, we have a section on other backyard birds and a special report on our recent trip to the National Aviary of Colombia.

2024 is the 11th year we have monitored the spring, northbound hummingbird migration. This tracking project would not be possible without the thousands of reports we receive from our website viewers. We appreciate the interest, and continued support, of all our viewers!

Hummingbird Central Showcase

Click to view the Hummingbird Central Showcase 2024 ... a video at YouTube

We've developed a short YouTube video featuring the hummingbird species found in the United States and Canada.

It also includes some charts comparing similiar species and has a special section dealing with white and albino hummingbirds.

It runs for about 6 minutes, and has soft music to accompany it ... take a look, at the Hummingbird Showcase

About Our Environment

Our nature preserve features a number of different ecological environments. Located in the country, it backs up to hundreds of acres of forest, with nearby fields, pastures, and wetlands. It is registered by as a certified Monarch Waystation.

We share our environment with birds, foxes, raccoons, snakes, armadillos, deer, skunks, turtles, coyotes, bobcats, and possums. During the warm months we enjoy countless varieties of butterflies, and Ruby-Throat Hummingbirds.

Flowers in the Hummingbird Central landscape ... the beautiful California Giant ZinniaWe love pink California Giant Zinnias ... a Staff favorite!

The landscape includes a variety of native trees such as oak, elm, river birch, maple, gum, pine, cedar, and dogwood. Under the tree canopy we find Beauty Berries, Pokeweed, Devil's Walking Sticks, Wax Myrtles, cactus, and ferns.

The native plantlife is complemented with additional annuals, perennials, flowering shrubs and vines. We've included in our gardens several types of Lantana, Zinnias, Pentas, Salvia, Batface Cuphea, Nasturtiums, Coreopsis, other annuals and perennials.

We also plant generous amounts of dill and fennel to provide food sources for Black Swallowtails, and Milkweed for Monarch butterflies.

Thanks for visiting with us today, and enjoy another fun hummingbird season in 2024!

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