Migration Update: September 13, 2013
By Jane Duden
Please Report
Your Sightings!

You added nearly 2,000 sightings to the migration map this week! With many hummingbirds still in the north and big numbers streaming southward, there's a lot of competition at nectar sources.

Week #4: Still seeing hummingbirds?
Please report sightings weekly. The goal of our map is to show where hummingbirds are present.
Your photos are welcome too!

Migration Map
Hummingbird fall sightings
Animation | Live Map
Highlights from the Migration Trail
Many hummingbirds at feeder during peak migration Hummingbird guarding feeder Hummingbird perched on twig
Scott Brega
Big Numbers
Streaming South
Marvin Patterson
Guarding Feeders
Competing for Food

Suzanne M.
Perched and Alert
To Rest or Attack?

Two female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds female Rufous Hummingbird with wings in motion Sun shining on male Rubythroat's  red gorget
Flowers First
Move Over!
T.J. Wallace
Hear the Hum?
Here's Why
Vicki Wisener
Seeing Red
Sunlight's the Key
Explore: Bee Careful, Little Hummers

Competition for nectar is heating up. Explore how to keep other nectar sippers away from your hummingbird feeders:

  • Article: Bees at Your Feeder?
  • Activity: Create a feeder Tip Sheet and share with your neighbors who feed hummingbirds.

How can you keep bees from hummingbird feeders?


Hummingbird at feeder with bees
Photo: John Doerper
Bees at Your Feeder?
Next Update September 20, 2013