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Hummingbirds in Arkansas

Gardens in Arkansas host many beautiful hummingbirds

Hummingbirds in Arkansas
Hummingbirds in Arkansas

Previously, hummingbirds were only migrating through Arkansas without staying there even for a month. But everything has changed now: these beautiful tiny creatures are increasingly staying longer in the state over the winter. The most common species you can spot are rufous hummingbirds, calliope hummingbirds, and ruby-throated hummingbirds.

When do hummingbirds come to Arkansas?

Rufous hummingbirds, which can be identified by their bright orange-red throats, usually arrive in late March and early April. Ruby-throated hummingbirds come to Arkansas between early April and May. Calliope hummingbirds, the smallest birds in the United States, also arrive in spring.

When do hummingbirds leave Arkansas?

Rufous hummingbirds, the most common hummingbirds in Arkansas, leave in September or October. Ruby-throated hummingbirds and calliope hummingbirds, which are rare visitors, also leave Arkansas in the fall.

When to stop feeding hummingbirds in Arkansas?

If you want to attract hummingbirds and make them want to come back the following year, don't remove the feeders for at least ten days after the last bird has been seen. Some people recommend keeping the feeder up to October 15, ensuring that any late-migrating hummingbirds have food to eat. You can spot them near the lakes, rivers, gardens, and parks in such big cities as Conway, Pine Bluff, Hot Springs.

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