Where Are The Hummingbirds?

by Sue
(Galloway, New Jersey)

I live in south Jersey and so far haven't seen any hummingbirds. Can you tell me why they are so late? We have had a lot of rain and some cool days.




Hi Sue;
You have given the answer. The migration season is very dependent on the weather. Hummingbirds come north to eat the nectar from flowers. If it's rainy and cool, there will be very little for the hummers to eat. When the weather warms up, your hummingbirds should arrive.
Susan

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Jun 18, 2017
Sightings rare NEW
by: Anonymous

Last year by this time ~ we had hummingbirds galore. This year, I see one or two every few days. We live in Wilmington, NC. We have a flower garden and 8 hummer feeders. Feeders have been out since April 1st. I put feeders out same time every year. Have always had a swarm of them all season. What's up?

Jun 08, 2017
Hummingbird NEW
by: Mary

I live in Franklinville and saw one twice in early May but none since. I figured it was the weather but miss them. Hoping they will come soon. Feeders out since end of March. Just keep changing and waiting.

May 24, 2017
No Hummingbirds this year 2017
by: Terry

I haven't seen any hummingbirds yet this year (2017). Last year we had at least 6 to 8 of them through mid-September. I've had nectar feeders out since early April. Am I missing something?

Jul 10, 2016
Better late than never
by: Anonymous

Finally the humming birds are back here in southern alabama. :)

Jul 09, 2016
where are the Humming birds
by: David

By now I would be enjoying the little guys. I always have lots of them I have several feeders. I live in central Louisiana and I have not seen the first one.

May 28, 2016
HUMMERS SCARCE IN 2016?
by: Anonymous

lIVE IN MIDDLE TN AND HAVE ONLY 1 OR TWO HUMMERS AT FEEDERS COMPARED TO MANY HUMMERS LAST YEAR. WHAT HAS HAPPENED?

May 10, 2016
Hummingbirds
by: Anonymous

2016. Southern Alabama.... where are the hummingbirds???

Jul 10, 2015
Where are they
by: Anonymous

I live in Lincoln Nebraska and I have seen 1 humming bird. Keep putting feeder out but no birds. Very strange.

Jul 15, 2014
Where arethe hummingbirds ?
by: Anonymous

I live in the Lakes Region of NH and haven't seen a hummingbird at my feeders all year. The flowers are blooming plenty of nectar and no hummingbirds. wHATS UP? The weather hasn't been cold or too rainy.

Jun 26, 2014
Where are the Hummingbirds?
by: Sabina

Glad I'm not the only one wondering why I haven't seen any hummingbirds. I also live in Galloway NJ and generally every year by this time they're looking in my window letting me know they're back. I've had feeders out for weeks and not seen one. Hope they find their way soon.

Jun 12, 2014
Why no hummingbirds..
by: Jane

Hummingbirds were here for Mothers Day but after we had the heavy hail stones, I haven't seen any. Hope they return soon. Woodstown

Jul 09, 2013
where are the humming birds
by: mitch

I live in the dead center of tennesse every year thee is a boat load of humming birds . they would hoover right in front of your face and staring you down .this year(and it's already july)I haven't seen a one any body know why?

Aug 11, 2011
Where are the Hummers
by: phyllis

No hummingbirds at my location for the first time in years. Have many flowers including Cardinal Flower..no birds. Ewing, NJ. Saw one yesterday in Hamilton, NJ.

Jul 27, 2011
No hummers in Midwest or Wisconsin
by: Kate

I have feeders in Illinois and Wisconsin and we are experiencing an absence of hummingbirds in both locations. Can anyone confirm why? This has never happened before.

Jul 17, 2011
Where are the hummingbirds?
by: Anonymous

I live in Eastern Connecticut and at one point my feeders were moderately busy, but now, it's mid July, I haven't seen any.

Jul 05, 2011
Where are the Hummers
by: Anonymous

I live in northern middle Tennessee and every year we have a yard full of hummers except for this year. Here is is July already and NO hummers. What's going on??

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