to This Week's Update
from Citizen Scientists:
Week Ending March 3, 2010
questions: Read these descriptions from observers. What 3 questions
would you ask these observers so you could better understand how hummingbirds
survive the winter in the United States?
26: Astoria, Oregon
(46.18 N, -123.83 W)
I put up the feeder early last week, but had only Anna's Hummingbirds
until this afternoon. I've been home all day, but didn't hear the Rufous
until about 15:30. February 26 is later than the arrival over the last
4-5 year by 3 days, but early relative to the 20-yr running average.
February 25: Atascadero, California
(35.45 N, -120.68 W)
The hummers are coming. At 1:30 p.m. a beautiful male Rufous Hummingbird
visited my feeders.
February 25: Castle Rock, Washington
(46.31 N, -122.90 W)
Sunny day. 54 degrees. This is the 2nd earliest they've returned in
10 years! Must be El Nino!!
Your Journal: Each week, choose your favorite hummingbird
sighting and record your thoughts in your journal.
hummingbirds travel at least 2,700 miles on their annual journey
north! Where could you go if you traveled that distance from your
Photo: Martin Dollenkamp