Keep Your Eyes Peeled, Thousands Of Hummingbirds Are Headed Right For Arizona During Their Migration This Spring

It’s almost officially springtime, which means the world’s smallest bird will soon begin its annual journey northward. When do hummingbirds arrive in Arizona? They typically enter and pass over Arizona in April and May during their migration, so start putting those feeders out! Here’s everything you need to know about the little guys this season:

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Have you ever watched the great hummingbird migration? If you’re interested in other kinds of birds you’ll likely be seeing this spring, check out this article!

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When will hummingbirds arrive in Arizona?

February 16, 2021

When is the hummingbird migration in Arizona?

Hummingbirds come up from Mexico and southern areas most commonly during the spring months, namely April and May. In some years, areas especially in Southeastern Arizona see thousands of hummingbirds flock to them. Sometimes, there can be up to 15 varieties of hummingbird present in Arizona state during the spring migration season, so keep your eyes peeled for the amazing variety.

What is spring in Arizona like?

Arizona is known for mostly-mild springs; in central Arizona you’re likely to see warmer springs than in northern Arizona, where it snows during the winter months and thus the warmer days come a bit later. On average, you’ll see temperatures in the 50s and 60s in northernmost regions and sometimes up into the 80-degree-range in the lower elevations. It’s quite mild compared to the Midwest!

What kind of hummingbirds usually live in Arizona?

Arizona is home to a couple of species of hummingbird, including Anna’s hummingbird and the Black-chinned hummingbird. There are four total dominant species in the United States, but these two are the ones most commonly seen in Arizona state. Like all hummingbirds, they are quite small, with Anna’s hummingbirds checking in at 3.9 inches long, and the Black-chinned hummingbirds at 3.25 inches long.

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