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Researching Hummers—One at a Time

How to Report
If you see a hummingbird with green color-marking on its upper breast or throat, it is very important that you report it as quickly as possible to someone at Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History.

You can send your report via e-mail or you can call (803) 684-5852.

Where Might You See Green-Marked Hummingbirds?
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are color-marked all season long, so you may see them north, west, or east of York SC in spring, and anywhere south or west of York in autumn. If the bird is spotted near the Center, Bill Hilton, Jr. may try to visit your location and recapture the bird; if you live in a distant state, he will contact a bander there to see if he/she can investigate.

Reporting Your Sighting is Important!
Since we have so few data points about hummingbird migration, any sighting you make is potentially important, especially if it leads to the bird's recapture so the band number can be read.

 

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