Backyard Birds

Hummingbirds have arrived in North Carolina

According to North Carolina State University, only the ruby-throated hummingbird lives throughout the eastern half of the U.S. and southern Canada. Hummingbirds migrate away from North Carolina during colder months and come back when it’s warmer.


Hummingbirds generally leave North Carolina when winter comes around, according to North Carolina State University. They spend the season in southern Mexico and return by flying across the Gulf of Mexico in spring.


According to North Carolina State University, some early hummingbirds arrive in the middle of March. However, you only start seeing many hummingbirds around late March in North Carolina.


North Carolina State University recommends that you hang feeders outside in time for the arrival of hummingbirds. Place feeders outside in mid-March to welcome the few early hummingbirds.


North Carolina State University

About Backyard Birds

Backyard Birds is an independent, family-owned wildlife specialty store founded by the late Roger Ford in 1996. We offer everything you need from creating an inviting wildlife habitat to finding unique gift items for nature lovers.

Visit our store and meet our friendly, knowledgeable staff. We are passionate about birding and would be happy to answer any questions. Give us a call or stop by our store to tell us when you’ve spotted those migrating birds in your backyard. We enjoy hearing from you!

Laurie Horne, Owner