|Migration Update: June 6, 2012||
|As the season wraps up, the maps slow down. Most observers have seen their "firsts." Now they can explore how hummers behave and interact with one another, their food sources, and different weather conditions. We hope you'll do the same! Learn more about hummer banding. Enjoy the summer and all the possibilities the season brings. This is the final spring migration update.
Today's Report Includes:
|Image of the Week|
|News: Hummer Sighting News|
|If you watch our hummingbird migration animations, you'll see
very little change during this time in the migration season. We suspect that most of our
observers have already seen their "first" hummers of
Here are some of this week's highlights reported by Journey North observers. What do they tell you about hummingbird behaviors?
Scarsdale, New York 05/29/12
Willowbrook, Illinois 05/29/12
Prospect, Kentucky 05/29/12
Sheboygan, Wisconsin 05/29/12
Morehead, Kentucky 05/31/12
Newcastle County, Delaware
Not seeing hummers, or seeing them in fewer numbers this spring? Reporters from Morehead, Kentucky, and New Castle, Delaware expressed concern. If you have seen hummingbirds from either of these locations, please report your sightings to the map. More from an observer in Houston, Texas...
|Explore: A Dot of Paint|
|A dot of paint on a bird's head is one way of marking a newly banded hummer. Bander Bill Hilton Jr. says that bird banding is probably the single most valuable research tool in studying birds. His research has taught scientists a LOT about hummingbird migration.
Learn more by reading stories told by trained bird banders.
|Annual Evaluation: Please Share Your Thoughts|
take a few minutes to complete our Annual Evaluation. We welcome your feedback!
|The is the Final Spring Hummingbird Migration Update.
Please join us again to track the Fall Migration!