We’ve got some good news! When springtime rolls around here in New Jersey, that means many things, one of which is the arrival of migrating hummingbirds. That’s right, it’s time to break out your best hummingbird feeders and get ready. One way to have fun at home is by backyard birdwatching — and these birds will repay you with their pollinating skills, too! Spring in the Garden State brings woodpeckers, warblers, orioles, doves, cuckoos, swifts, plovers, flycatchers, shrikes, jays, and dozens of other birds. Perhaps no birds are more fun to watch, though, than the beautiful and delicate hummingbirds. So, when is the expected arrival time for hummingbirds in New Jersey? Read more below!

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If you’d like to attract hummingbirds to your home, you can make them special nectar to fill your feeders. Since there is a specific mix of sugar and water needed to keep them healthy, you’ll want to follow the instructions provided by the National Audobon Society.

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

For more springtime fun in the Garden State, read about the 10 places you absolutely must visit in New Jersey this spring.

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When Will Hummingbirds Arrive In New Jersey?

What types of hummingbirds are in New Jersey? 

Though the ruby throated hummingbird is the most typical, here are some other species you might spot in New Jersey during the migration.

  • Ruby throated Hummingbird
  • Rufous Hummingbird
  • Anna’s Hummingbird
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird
  • Calliope Hummingbird
  • Broad-tailed hummingbird
  • Mexican violetear Hummingbird

 

When should I hang a hummingbird feeder in New Jersey?

You’re welcome to leave the feeder out year round for the hummingbirds that stay in North America during the winter. But usually, people put out their feeders in springtime. You’ll want to find the best hummingbird feeders for the migration period.

Is it safe to feed hummingbirds in New Jersey?

It is absolutely safe to feed hummingbirds in New Jersey. To keep up their strength during the long trip from South America, they need lots of energy.

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