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Hummingbirds make annual stop in northern Utah

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Posted at 5:32 PM, Jul 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-20 19:32:40-04

THE WASATCH FRONT, Utah -- Hummingbirds are starting to show up at bird feeders along the Wasatch Front.

The birds spend part of the summer in Utah preparing for a long migration south.

"August is that migration period," Naturalist Terri Clemons said. "And that's when you will really see a bunch of birds come to the feeders. They are bringing their babies, they are fattening up, for that big big migration."

The bird experts said the humming birds will be here from now until September.

"There is something for everyone, it gets you outside and trying to identify that bird," Clemons said. "You are looking for field marks, and you've got your field guide. It's like a puzzle as you are trying to figure it out."

The experts suggest you mix four parts water and one part sugar in your bird feeders. They also recommend changing the water twice a week.