When Do Hummingbirds and Orioles Return?
In the Erie area, we will not see hummingbirds and orioles until about the first of May. People living to the south, i.e. around Meadville, may see hummingbirds and orioles a little before that. We recommend putting feeders out towards the end of April to be prepared for any early individuals without having the food sit out too long and going bad before the main wave of migrants arrives. Usually, hanging feeders out around the 26th of April works well.