Our longest days bring our highest average temperatures, and all those thunderstorms make for our second wettest month.
Rufous Hummingbirds visit mid-month on their southbound leg of the longest migration distance of any bird for its size.
Calliope Hummingbirds, our smallest bird in North America, also visit on their southern migration.
Black-chinned Hummingbirds spillover from the mountains and visit feeders.
American and Lesser Goldfinches are our last birds to nest, waiting for mature thistle plants to provide nesting material and food for their young.
Robins have finished nesting but will readily visit yards in search of worms and berries. Plant berry-producing shrubs or offer cherries, cranberries, raisins, grapes, or blueberries to help robins feed their young.