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How Early Is Early?
Our Answers

  1. How many days earlier did each location report hummingbirds? We've filled in the chart for you.
  2. How many sightings this year were LATER than a previous early date? 2
  3. What date did the first Rufous Hummingbird appear in Gig Harbor, Washington, in 2003? February 8.
  4. What date did the first Rufous Hummingbird appear in Philomath, Oregon, in 2003? February 27.
  5. Which place had the biggest difference between this year's early date and the previous one? Gig Harbor, Washington.
  6. The average is 7 days ahead of past records.
Place
2003 Early Date
Previous Early Date
Difference
New River, OR
33
40
7
Waldport, OR
33
35
2
Florence, OR
39
41
2
Astoria, OR
39
55
16
Gig Harbor, WA
39
67
28
Nahcotta, WA
42
57
15
Coos Bay, OR
44
47
3
Lyngstad Heights, OR
45
45
0
Nanaimo, BC
48
51
3
Portland, OR
49
55
6
S. Salem, OR
50
66
16
Vancouver, WA
50
62
12
Merlin, OR
51
58
7
Olympia, WA
53
63
10
Castle Rock, WA
53
62
9
Corvallis, OR
54
45
-9
South Beach, OR
56
45
-11
N.Albany, OR
56
76
20
Seaside, OR
56
63
7
McMinneville, OR
56
60
4
Newberg, OR
57
61
4
Montesano, WA
58
67
9
Philomath, OR
58
58
0



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