Migration Update: August 30, 2013
By Jane Duden
Please Report
Your Sightings!

It's the end of August and hummers are on the move! Fewer males are in the north and hungry migrants are arriving in the south. Some observers believe they're seeing fewer this year, but all are enjoying the show!

Still seeing hummingbirds?
Please report sightings weekly. The goal of our map is to show where hummingbirds are present.

Migration Map
Hummingbird fall sightings
Animation | Live Map
Highlights from the Migration Trail
Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird Humingbird preening
Sarah Mayhew
Male Hummingbirds
First to Leave
Harlan Aschen
Hungry Migrants
Arriving in the South

John Doerper
Busy Birds
Preening is Important

Juvenile rubythroat shows the first red feathers of his gorget. Hummingbirds compete at feeders.
Arlene Levin
First Red Feathers
Molting Underway
Lisa Loyd
Fighting at Feeders
Instinct in Action
Clues to Age
Bill Size
Explore: Identification Tips

Can you distinguish between a male and female Ruby-throated Hummingbird? An adult and a juvenile?

What do field marks reveal about Ruby-throated Hummingbirds?


Identification Tips
Next Update September 6, 2013