Keep Your Eyes Peeled, Thousands Of Hummingbirds …

Apr 10, 2020 | events/locations

 … Are Headed Right For Minnesota During Their Migration This Spring

For many Minnesotans, there’s no greater sign of spring than the sight and sound of birds in the air! Honking Canada geese arrive early on, as do ducks and cranes. They’re often here when the water is still frigid and the ground still covered in snow. But some birds arrive later, making them the true harbingers of warm weather in Minnesota. One example is the ruby-throated hummingbird. This tiny but beautiful bird migrates by the thousand every spring and fall. This spring, like every other, they’re headed right for Minnesota. Read on to learn about the birds’ migration and when you can expect to spot these popular backyard birds humming around your home.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
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The range map below shows ruby-throated hummingbirds’ winter homes in blue, their migration in yellow, and their summer homes in green. They travel up from Mexico and Central America, spreading through the United States as the weather warms.

Have you ever spotted a ruby-throated hummingbird in Minnesota? For more about other Minnesota migrations, check out our article about the spring monarch butterfly migration in Minnesota.

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