Des Moines, Iowa — Ruby-throated hummingbirds are headed south for the winter. According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), hummingbird migration in Iowa usually lasts from late August to early October. They say this year, hummingbirds are still being reported throughout the state in the second week of October. Many of the birds we’re seeing now bred north of Iowa and are working their way to their wintering areas in Mexico and Central America. So, when is the right time to take down hummingbird feeders? And can feeding them stop the hummers from migrating when they should?
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