What hummingbirds does Oklahoma have? Migration map shows common species seen in state

So far this spring, Oklahoma has seen Black-chinned and Ruby-throated hummingbirds.

According to the Oklahoma City Audubon Society, Rufous Hummingbirds migrate through Oklahoma in spring and fall. Black-chinned and Ruby-throated hummingbirds nest in Oklahoma and can be spotted in summer before traveling south in September.

Aphids and spiders, as well as flower nectar, are consumed by hummingbirds.

A hummingbird may eat up to twelve times its body weight in nectar per day, and they dine on numerous little meals throughout the day.

Hummingbirds can be attracted most easily by hanging a feeder. Red dye and commercial nectar that has been pre-mixed are unnecessary and may even be hazardous to hummingbirds, according to Hummingbird Central.

Alternatively, the website suggests a handmade concoction that mimics the natural sugar content of nectar, with four parts water to one part sugar.

Designing your garden or flowerbeds with hummingbirds in mind will help you draw in more of them. Hummingbirds want cover, an abundance of flowers, and a place to bathe.

Lantana, Zinnias, Pentas, Salvia, Batface Cuphea, Hot Lips, Fire Bush, Nasturtiums, and Coreopsis are a few of the flowering plants that Hummingbird Central suggests.

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