Migrating Birds are Arriving!
Updated: May 15
It is springtime in Western New York! That means there are some awesome birds making their way back north from Central and South America to visit us for the spring and summer seasons. Let’s take a look at some of the birds that you might see in the area and your backyard very soon.
Hummingbirds: These little birds are some of the most fascinating and widely recognized birds around. They migrate to warmer climates during the winter, sometimes making it all the way down to Mexico while also flying over the Gulf of Mexico to Central and South America. Hummingbirds need lots of energy and feast on nectar or sugar water. You can attract them to your backyard by either purchasing pre-made nectar (the clear kind without any red dye) or making your own homemade nectar with 4 parts water to 1 part sugar.
Baltimore Orioles: These beautiful bright orange birds are a dazzling sight in any tree or backyard. Attract orioles to your yard by cutting oranges in half along with putting out jelly feeders to keep them happy.
Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks: Our final bird that we are highlighting today is another beautiful sight in any yard and feeder. Unlike the hummingbird and oriole, grosbeaks love safflower and sunflower seeds and will be attracted to most backyard feeders with those seeds on the menu. Males feature a black back with white on its belly along with a beautiful shade of red.
Bird watching and feeding is getting exciting with lots of new bird friends in the area! Make sure to keep your feeders full to keep these wonderful birds around.