I have heard they show up around first of May. Is there a map of sightings similar to what the Purple Martin people have? Should I put my feeders out yet?
Diane in central Oklahoma and anxiously awaiting getting buzzed by the little guys!
Yes, Diane, there's a map. It shows how far they've gotten so far this year, but you can click on previous years and see when they have shown up in the past.
From what I can see, the first birds have already started showing up in Oklahoma. More will be arriving and passing through in the next few weeks.
You should put your feeders up immediately!
Here is a link that might be useful: First Sightings map