They started arriving on the gulf coast and panhandle of Florida in late February and have been sighted in the southern regions of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. This is a little bit ahead of last year's progress, which you may remember was stalled with last year's April winter storms. Check out this year's hummingbird migration map to track their progress northward.
Here in upstate New York, We still have a while until the hummingbirds reach our area. Last year, they arrived in late April/early May. An easy way to remember our hummingbird season is to think "Mothers Day to Labor Day".
We recommend that you start hanging one hummingbird feeder in late April (or about 2-3 weeks in advance of their historical return in your area.) Remember to refresh the nectar every 5-7 days even if you have no visitors. Add additional feeders once the males arrive.