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Hummingbird in flight
Russ Thompson
Spring 2015: Wednesdays, February 4 - June 10, 2015

Report your observations this spring as hummingbirds return to your backyard from their wintering grounds.

 

Rufous on nest
Sonja Johnston
May 20, 2015
East meets west as Ruby-throat and Rufous migrations intersect in Alberta, Canada this week. Watch the maps to see what happens next.
Rufous on nest
Wikimedia
May 13, 2015
Females are arriving into male territories. It's time for mating and nest building.
ruby-throat up close
Mary Gulasey
May 6, 2015
Hundreds were excited this week to report their first Ruby-throat as the migration advanced north to 49°N.
male hummer
Richard Samuel
April 29, 2015
Along the trail, flowers and feeders are providing nectar to fuel the migration. Watch the maps and get your feeders ready!
male hummer
 Ken Boso
April 22, 2015
Male hummingbirds begin their courtship rituals in the spring shortly after females arrive.
male hummer
Sarah Mayhew
April 15, 2015
With males in the lead, Ruby-throats reached the shores of Lake Erie, and Rufous hummingbirds advanced eastward.
nectaring hummer
Don Dorton
April 8, 2015
Ruby-throats zipped north to 41°N this week, and Rufous hummingbirds have begun to migrate into eastern Washington. North Americans are buzzing with excitement.
nectaring hummer
Lee Jayroe
April 1, 2015
Hummingbirds are on the move. Southern winds and warmer temperatures heated up migration this week. Nesting season has begun!
ruby-throat on honeysuckle
Russ Robertson
March 25, 2015
Rufous Hummingbirds have reached Alaska at latitude 58°N while Ruby-throats hover at 35°N.
ruby-throat on honeysuckle
Jon Vitale
March 18, 2015
Ruby-throated hummingbirds should make a dramatic move northward in the week ahead. Bad weather has been holding them back.
ruby-throat on honeysuckle
TJ Wallace
March 11, 2015
Rufous migration advanced into Canada while Ruby-throats continued to hug Gulf Coast states.
ruby-throat on honeysuckle
Wikimedia
March 4, 2015
Hungry hummingbirds continue to arrive along the Gulf Coast looking for spring blooms.
winter rubythroat
Donald Rash
February 25, 2015
The first migrating ruby-throated hummingbirds have arrived in Gulf Coast states, right on time. Do they come by land or by sea?
winter rubythroat
Annette Carson
February 18, 2015
Winter might feel like it's here to stay, but the rubythroats will be arriving soon. Watch the map for the first sightings for spring 2015.
winter rubythroat
Ann Gillis
February 4, 2015
Welcome to Our 22nd Season!
All hummingbirds do not go to Central America in the winter. While we wait for the start of the spring migration, watch the maps for sightings reported during this in-between season.
 
Hummingbird in flight
Harlan Aschen

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