Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are one of my favorite families of birds. I have seen twenty six species of hummingbirds in my life thus far. I will update this page from time to time as I get to see new hummers. Here is my life list of hummingbirds:

Green-breasted Mango – A nemesis bird for me, I had chased this bird many times in US and Mexico. Finally got it on Roatan, Honduras on 4/15/14 at the Gumbalimba Park.

Green-breasted Mango at Gumbalimba Park.  A former nemesis bird I have chased for 22 years.

Green-breasted Mango at Gumbalimba Park. A former nemesis bird I have chased for 22 years.


male Black-chinned Hummingbird, Lost Maples Park, Edwards Plateau, Texas

male Black-chinned Hummingbird, Lost Maples Park, Edwards Plateau, Texas

Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Sabal Palm Sancturary, Brownsville, Texas

Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Sabal Palm Sancturary, Brownsville, Texas

Calliope Hummingbird at our cabin feeder Gardiner Montana '09

Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird, my yard

Violet-crowned Hummingbird - Paton's Feeders April '11

Broad-tailed Hummingbird – cabin feeder Ramsey Canyon Arizona April ’11
Magnificent Hummingbird – cabin feeder, Ramsey Canyon April ’11
Broad-billed Hummingbird – Sierra Vista Arizona April ’11

Wedge-tailed Sabrewing – El Cielo, Mexico  1/01, 2/05 and 2/06

Cuban Emerald – Rand Nature Center, Grand Bahamas – 11/7/00, 11/19/02

Canivet’s Emerald – Alta Cima Mexico 2/20/06, Roatan, Honduras 4/15/14 (24) at Gumbalimba Park feeders

Cannivet's Emerald at Gumbalimba Park

Cannivet’s Emerald at Gumbalimba Park

Cozumel Emerald – Cozumel, Mexico (4) road south of city 4/18/14

Broad-billed Hummingbird – Madera Canyon Arizona – 4/16/98, 7/07 Ariz. 4/11 Ariz

White-eared Hummingbird – Beatty’s Guest Ranch – Miller Canyon Arizona – 7/1/07

Azure-crowned Hummingbird – Alta Cima, Mexico 2/21/05, El Naranjo, Mexico 2/24/06

Berylline Hummingbird – Ramsey Canyon Arizona – 7/1/07

Cinnamon Hummingbird – (2) Costa Maya, Mexico 4/17/14 blooming Hybiscus behind the mall

Cinnamon Hummingbird at Costa Maya Mexico

Cinnamon Hummingbird at Costa Maya Mexico

Buff-bellied Hummingbird – 5/19/99 – Frontera Audubon Texas 1/01 Tx, 3/03 Tx and Mexico, 2/05 tx and Mexico, 2/06 Tx and Mexico, 4/17/13 and 18 Rio Grande Valley at Frontera Audubon and Sabal Palm.

Violet-crowned Hummingbird – Alta Cima Mexico 1/9/01 – 7/4/07 at Patton’s Home Patagonia, Arizona, 4/11 again at Patton’s Home Patagonia, Arizona

Blue-throated Hummingbird – Madera Canyon Arizona 4/16/98, Monteray, Mexico 3/03, 7/05 Carr Canyon Ariz. , Agua Zarca, Mexico 2/21/06,  4/11 Sierra Vista, Ariz.

Magnificent Hummingbird – Madera Canyon Arizona 4/16/98. 7/07 Ariz. 4/11 Ariz.

Bahama Woodstar – Rand Nature Center – Grand Bahama 11/19/02

Lucifer Hummingbird – MaryJo Ballator’s 4/12/11 Arizona

Ruby-throated Hummingbird – annual here in New York throughout my life.  First counted 5/93 also seen in Florida, Texas and Mexico

Black-chinned Hummingbird – Glendale Arizona 4/11/98, Texas 1/99, Mexico 3/03, Mexico 2/05, Arizona 7/07,  Arizona 4/11

Anna’s Hummingbird – Glendale Arizona 4/11/98, California 7/05, Houston Texas 2/15/06, Arizona 7/07, Liberty, New York 10/29/07, Sierra Vista Arizona 4/12/11, Seattle Washington – at Seattle Center 7/7/13

Hatch year Anna's Hummingbird - Liberty, New York 10/29/07

Costa’s Hummingbird – 11/93 Glendale Arizona, 4/98 Glendale Arizona, 7/05 Central Valley California, 7/07 Arizona, 4/11 Arizona

Calliope Hummingbird – 12/5/01 Ft. Tryon New York, 7/1/03 Estes Park Colorado, 7/4/09 Gardiner Montana, 4/11 Ramsey Canyon Arizona

Broad-tailed Hummingbird – 4/17/98 Madera Canyon Arizona,  9/02 Wyoming, Estes Park Colorado 7/03, Arizona 7/07,  Gardiner Montana 7/09, Sierra Vista Arizona 4/12/11

Rufous Hummingbird –  Hasseyampa Arizona 11/20/98,  have had every year since in California, Arizona, Washington State, Alaska, Montana, Colorado, New York, Florida and Texas.  My most frequently seen hummer after Ruby-throated.  The photo below shows a bird found in Cornwall, Orange County New York 0n 10/16/11.  I viewed on the date of photo and the bird continued at least through this post on 10/28/11

Allen’s Hummingbird – Ft. Meyers Florida – overwintering bird at Lakes County Park 11/12/99

Female immature Rufous Hummingbird Cornwall, Orange County New York 10/22/11


Antillean Crested Hummingbird 4/1/15 St. Maarten, 4/2/15 St. Thomas
Antillean Crested Hummingbird 4/1/15 St. Maarten

Antillean Crested Hummingbird 4/1/15 St. Maarten


Green-throated Carib 4/2/15 St. Thomas Virgin Islands
Green-throated Carib 4/2/1 St. Thomas

Green-throated Carib 4/2/1 St. Thomas

2 Responses to Hummingbirds

  1. Jane Beal says:

    I love hummingbirds! These photos are great. Thanks so much for sharing them. 🙂

    Jane Beal
    http://birdwatchersdiary.wordpress.com/

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