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Far to Wintering Grounds
A hummingbird that migrates from Quebec to Costa Rica using a land route instead of the over-water route would travel 3,500 miles! Costa Rica is at the far end of the wintering range. Normal arrival time there for hummers is mid- to late October, according to records kept at La Selva Biological Station. Use Google maps to estimate how far a hummingbird must travel to reach its winter home from your hometown.

"A female was at our feeder today for a short while."

Maureen C. of Georgeville, PQ (Sep. 23, 2013)

"One is still here!"

Marielle G of St-Alphonse-de-Granby, PQ (Sep. 22, 2013)

Ruby-throated hummingbird migration map with sample distances traveled.

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