How to attract Hummingbirds
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Hummingbirds most likely in each region
Canada's Hummingbird book
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Are there HUMMINGBIRDS in Canada ?
The answer is a resounding YES!
When do Hummingbirds arrive to different regions of Canada?
These are estimated times when hummingbirds first show up in each city in Canada. Times are based on a 10 year average.
Edmonton - Alberta - May 13
Calgary - Alberta - May 10
Regina - Saskatchewan - May 10
Saskatoon - Saskatchewan - May 12
Winnipeg - Manitoba - May 8
Toronto - Ontario - April 28
Quebec City - Quebec - May 7
Fredericton - New Brunswick - May 7
Charlottetown - Prince Edward Island - May 7
Halifax - Nova Scotia - April 22
St. John's - Newfoundland - May 20 ?
Hummingbird Sightings can be very difficult to predict in Eastern Canada, as their arrival times can vary as much as a month from year to year. Across the Prairie Provinces, you will get a much smaller variance ranging only 10 days apart from year to year. These are average times for first hummingbirds to each region, but they can show up before or after these times. Eastern Canada can see their first sightings up to 15 days before or after these dates, whereas the Prairies can see their first sightings 5 days before or after the dates listed.
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Hummingbirds of Canada
Ruby-throated hummingbirds dominate the eastern half of the country along with the prairie provinces. The Rufous and Calliope are the most common hummingbirds in the Alberta mountains and B.C.. Annas are only common along the southwest corner of B.C.. Black chinned are rarely seen in the southern edge of Alberta and B.C.. If any other hummingbirds are spotted in Canada, they would be extremely rare sightings. The Rufous is the only one to occasionally wander outside its territory.
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"Jewel of the North" - Facts about the Ruby Throated Hummingbird & How to attract them to your yard
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This is a complete Canadian guide book that provides detailed information on how to attract hummingbirds. It contains information on their preferred flowers and feeders, times of arrival and departure,nesting, interpreting their behavior, and much, much more.
“Jewel of the North by Michael Wiens represents nature as it was meant to be experienced—raw, gritty and oozing with passion.”—W.C.
This book is directed mainly towards people living in the Northern Regions of the Ruby Throats' Territory. It will teach you how to attract hummingbirds and increase your number of sightings.