The Hummers are Coming and Spring is a’hummin!

April 4, 2007 clifftop CliffNotes

Hummingbird & Ruellia, P. Feldker

Ruby-throated hummingbirds will return to the bluff lands of Monroe, St. Clair, and Randolph Counties in April. They usually arrive the third week of the month. The little gems cross the Gulf of Mexico twice each year, taking about 18-20 nonstop hours for each 500-mile, over-water crossing. Each bird travels alone (they don’t ride on […]


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