JEFFERSON CITY, Mo - If there is a hummingbird feeder hanging in your garage, put it out quick. The first hummingbird of the year has reached southwestern Missouri, and more are sure to be close behind.
Lanny Chambers, of Fenton, Mo., maintains a website that tracks the progress of the spring migration of ruby-throated hummingbirds. That website, www.hummingbirds.net/map.html, shows a sighting March 26 at Forsyth, Mo., near Lake Taneycomo. Sighting reports are posted daily, so anyone who visits the site can follow the migration's progress.