Migration Update: October 25, 2013
By Jane Duden
Please Report
Your Sightings!

Hummingbird sightings are getting sparse. Any Rubythroats seen are likely the later hatchers of summer. Keep your feeders up to give latecomers a chance. Explore an adaptation that helps tiny hummers survive fall's cold temps.

Week #10: 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
Ship in Gulf of Mexico

Rufous Hummingbird

Monica Wolters
Gulf Crossings
Pitstop for Tired Birds
Deborah Repasz
Coming Through
Snack Stops Wanted

Kenneth Drake
Watch for Wanderers

Some Get Lost

Hummingbird seen in Bellingham, Washington, uncertain identity Hummingbird with hypothermia
John Doerper
Mystery Hummingbird
Can You Identify?
Elizabeth Bartlet
Northern Latecomers
Why So Late?
Beth Harless
Cold-Feeder Consequences
What Happens?
Explore: Surviving Cold

Hummingbirds eat from dawn till dark. But what happens when they go to sleep on chilly nights, or lap too-cold sugar water? How do these tiny birds survive?

What adaptation helps hummingbirds survive cold?

Female Anna's Hummingbird
Susan Voll
Final Fall 2013 Hummingbird Update November 1