Keep Your Eyes Peeled, Thousands Of Hummingbirds Are Headed Right For Illinois During Their Migration This Spring
This year’s hummingbird migration is already underway, and it is about to hit Illinois. Soon, there will be tons of these quick little birds all over the state, so be prepared.
There are more than 350 species of this bird, the most well-known of which is the ruby-throated hummingbird. Though all live in the Americas, only eight of the species breed regularly in the United States. They live about three to five years in the wild and weigh about as much as a nickel. Scroll on for more details.
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An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.
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