Houston’s gardens are filled with the three most common species of hummingbirds: ruby-throated, black-сhinned, and rufous hummingbirds. It’s tough to notice these tiny creatures; however, there is a proven way to attract them. Planting your garden with nectar plants induces these tiny creatures to visit your place and even to return the following year.
Hummingbird season in Houston
Typically, hummingbirds make their way to Houston in spring during their northern migration. Most of them come back in August or early September for their southern migration. However, you can even spot a small percentage of hummingbirds during the summer and winter months.
When do hummingbirds come to Houston?
Ruby-throated hummingbirds prefer visiting Houston during fall and spring migrations (August–October and March–May). They can even stay there and breed in the summer. Rufous hummingbirds can be spotted in winter from mid-October, well into March. Black-chinned hummingbirds are relatively common in winter as well.
The best plants to attract and feed hummingbirds
If you want to spot hummingbirds more often, you should know which plants these tiny creatures prefer. Here is a list of the most common hummingbirds' food: firebush, butterfly weed, esperanza, turk's cap, and autumn sage. When creating a hummingbird garden, you should pay attention to the times of year various flowers bloom. Since many birds arrive in Houston in the autumn and winter, it's essential to have flowers during these seasons.