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Hummingbird season arrives, NE Game and Parks says

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Hummingbird season arrives, NE Game and Parks says

By Marjorie Sturgeon. CREATED Aug 4, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) - It’s hummingbird season in Nebraska, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

 

 

In a blog post for the commission’s magazine, NEBRASKAland, Nongame Bird Program Manager Joel Jorgensen shared tips for attracting the birds.

Jorgensen explained how to make nectar and the best place to put a feeder.

“Boil water, add sugar so that you have a mixture that is four parts water, one part sugar. Stir the sugar so it is dissolved. Store in the fridge so it remains relatively fresh,” he wrote.

Jorgensen says four types of hummingbird migrate through Nebraska: ruby-throated, furous, broad-tailed and calliope.

Learn more about hummingbirds here.

 

Marjorie Sturgeon

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