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

Are you in need of happy news today? Here’s some: hummingbirds are heading our way! The ruby throated hummingbird has begun its migratory trek north from the Gulf of Mexico, and should be passing through West Virginia in droves from early to mid April.

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We hope you enjoy watching these plucky little birds! They can fly at speeds up to 60 miles per hour, with 75 wing-beats per second, and they are the only bird that can fly backward. I can’t wait to admire them this spring!

Butterflies also pass through West Virginia at certain times of the year, so be on the lookout for them as well!