Hummingbird Feeders

When Should Feeders Be Taken Down?

It is getting to be the time of year when many people start seeing fewer hummingbirds. Also, cooler weather isn’t far off, so this means the hummingbirds will soon begin their migration. Have you been wondering when to take down your hummingbird feeders? If so, this post is written with you in mind.  
It is impossible to provide an exact date by which time hummingbird feeders should be taken down. This will largely depend on the area of the country where you live. It is believed that migrating hummingbirds may be helped by feeders that are left up until at least two weeks have passed since seeing your last hummer. Contrary to what many people believe, hummingbirds will migrate even if your hummingbird feeders are not taken down. Males generally migrate several weeks ahead of immature hummingbirds, which are also known as new hatchlings, and females. When migration occurs is determined by a change in the length of the day or photoperiod. 

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