Hummingbirds – those tiny, beautiful little birds that buzz past your ear while gardening, momentarily make your heart jump as if it was a giant bee – are a welcome site (and even sound) to our backyards each summer. This little migrators fly thousands of miles each year to nest and raise babies each year before eventually heading back down to their southern winter homes.
In Maryland, there are several species of hummingbirds that you can see throughout the summer months. The most common hummingbirds in Maryland are the Ruby-throated Hummingbird and the Rufous Hummingbird. On rare occasions in our area you might be lucky enough to see an Allen’s Hummingbird, or a Broad-tailed Hummingbird. To learn more about the species of hummingbirds in Maryland that you might see, click here.
You can easily attract hummingbirds to your yard by planting the flowers they love to feed on, and by hanging nectar-filled hummingbird feeders in various locations. Hummingbirds like a little variety, and are attracted to flower-filled gardens – particularly those with bright red blooms. To learn more about attracting hummingbirds in Maryland, click here.