The Hummingbirds Are Gone Now: New Research: Hummers are overwintering in the southeast U.S.

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The Hummingbirds Are Gone Now

By SongofJoy
October 24, 2011

It always makes me a little melancholy when I realize that the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have left here on their annual fall migration to southern Mexico, Central America, and even as far away as South America.

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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Dec 3, 2011 7:19 PM CST
If you think hummingbirds don't overwinter where you live then you might be in for a pleasant surprise!
Please click on the link to read about the research & banding which has revealed this new information. There are additional links contained within the article you will read.
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." ~~~ Will Rogers
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Thanks for posting the link, Ann. My article was focused on the Ruby-throats so this is good info to have. I do stress leaving up feeders until you no longer see birds.
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