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

I’ve got some good news! Spring is finally here in New Jersey and that means many things, one of which is hummingbirds. One way to have fun at home is by backyard birdwatching. Spring in the Garden State brings woodpeckers, warblers, orioles, doves, cuckoos, swifts, plovers, flycatchers, shrikes, jays, and dozens of other birds. If you’re not an expert, no worries! Here’s a great guide from All About Birds that will help you along on your birdwatching journey. See helpful photos, hear their calls, and more.

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:

If you’d like to attract hummingbirds to your home, you can make them a special nectar. A mix of sugar and water, you’ll want to follow the instructions provided by the National Audobon Society.

Have you noticed all the hummingbirds in past New Jersey springs? Will you put out a hummingbird feeder? In the comments, let us know about the hummingbirds that flit around your yard every year!