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Please Report Your Hummingbird Sightings

Citizen scientists play a key role in understanding hummingbird populations and migratory patterns. Please report your sightings.
Male and Female Rubythroat
Image Geri DeBoer and Russ Thompson

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (male)
A mature male ruby-throated has these kinds of field marks:

  • a bright red throat (gorget) that can look black in some light
  • a greenish colored back, and "dirty white chest
  • a forked tail

Females look very different from the males. Roll your mouse over the male image to see what the female looks like.

male and female rufous
Image: Ed Robertson

Rufous Hummingbird (male)
A mature male rufous has these kinds of field marks:

  • a rusty-brownish throat, tail and sides
  • white colored chest

Females look very different from the males. Roll your mouse over the male image to see what the female looks like.

other species

Other Hummingbirds
There are over 300 species of hummingbirds in the world. Fifteen species are commonly found in the US and Canada. Please identify which hummingbird species you observe in your sighting report.

Please send sighting reports and observations of the hummingbird species you observe.

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Report Your Sightings
Your sightings help scientists to understand hummingbird migration patterns, shifts in breeding ranges, and how climate influences migratory patterns. A broad network of citizen scientists can contribute to meaningful ecological research.

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