Are you wondering, “When do hummingbirds come back to Oklahoma?” Don’t fret, Oklahomans, everyone is wondering and thousands of hummingbirds are headed right for the Sooner State during their spring migration in the upcoming weeks, so be on the lookout and prepare your hummingbird feeders. If you live in certain parts of the state, you might just be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of these beautiful and unique birds. Keep your cameras close. Here’s everything you need to know about the best time to see hummingbirds in Oklahoma:

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Have you ever seen hummingbirds migrate through Oklahoma? If so, do you have any good tips for feeding them – or perhaps know of the best viewing spots for hummingbirds in Oklahoma?

If you enjoy hummingbirds, then you should check out the only Butterfly House in Oklahoma. It’s located in Muskogee at Honor Heights Park and it opens in the spring. You can walk through an open-air exhibit as thousands of butterflies fly around, and even land on you.

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When Will Hummingbirds Arrive In Oklahoma

What types of hummingbirds are in Oklahoma?

Although the ruby-throated hummingbird and black-chinned hummingbirds are some of the most common in Oklahoma, you’ll probably also spot some of these species at your feeders during the spring migration.

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

 

When should I hang a hummingbird feeder in Oklahoma?

Most people put out their feeders in the spring when the bulk of hummingbirds are coming into the state. Whether you choose to do that or leave yours out all year, the most important thing is putting out the best hummingbird feeders for the birds.

Is it safe to feed hummingbirds in Oklahoma?

Yes, it is safe to feed hummingbirds in Oklahoma. After a long journey, those birds are going to want a meal. Here are a few safety tips for feeding hummingbirds:

  • Make sure the feeder is placed at least four feet above the ground to prevent other critters from getting to the birds or the food.
  • Molasses is toxic to hummingbirds so make sure the feed mixture you use is pure white cane sugar.
  • Hummingbird feeders should be cleaned with warm water and a mild soap between fillings.