Do hummingbirds nest like regular birds, and...

Print Friendly and PDF
Do hummingbirds nest like regular birds, and how far do they migrate from the state of New York?
The only hummingbird you probably have in your area is the ruby-throated hummingbird, which nests like other birds. Its nest, often built on a tree branch, is made from plant materials held together with spider silk or pine resin; the inside is lined with thistle or dandelion down, and the outer surface is camouflaged with moss and lichen. The nest is very tiny, usually about 2 inches wide and 1 inch deep.

Ruby-throated hummingbirds spend their winters as far south as Panama and Central America. Some of these tiny birds can fly nonstop across the Gulf of Mexico.