Discover When Hummingbirds Return to Oklahoma

Hummingbirds return to the Sooner State at different times. This depends on the species of hummingbird and also the gender of the hummingbird.

Males tend to return in March, whereas females usually come back around April. The majestic creatures come back to the state because of the state’s weather.

It starts to warm up and these beautiful birds start yearning for that warmer weather.

In early autumn, that is when hummingbirds leave for other lands that provide them with warmer climates like California or the Baja region.

Climate change, interestingly enough, has warmed the Earth and has made hummingbirds stay in some areas of the United States during winter.

Two main species of hummingbirds gather in Oklahoma. And one passes through the state to other lands, making it a total of three species making the Sooner State home for several months of the year.

– Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Calypte anna): it is the only species found in the eastern part of Oklahoma and gathers between April and September or October.

– Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri): most common to see between April and September or October.