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Hummingbird Update: February 6, 2013
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Welcome to Journey North's 20th spring season! We will be tracking the spring migration of the ruby-throated and rufous hummingbirds on their journey north. This week learn more about all the U.S. and Canadian hummingbird species and find out where they are commonly seen.

This Update Includes:

Image of the Week
winter hummer
 
Wintering in Tennessee
News: Winter Hummingbird Sightings
While we wait for the start of the spring migration, watch the maps for sightings reported during this in-between season. All winter sightings are included on the maps, but here are a few selections:

02/04/13 Brentwood, Tennessee
I have had the good fortune of observing a ruby-throated hummingbird that chose to stay for the winter in Brentwood, TN. Of course, my delight is constantly tempered with my worry! I realized this little guy was hanging around in late October...(more)

01/19/13 Charlotte, North Carolina
Our ruby throat showed up about 7:40 am this morning - about 26 degrees outside. She's visited the feeder several times since then even though it is still below freezing.

02/02/13 Lafayette, Louisiana
Just spotted a rufous at the feeder I keep out all winter. Appears to be an immature male. Bronze head and back with green on wings.

01/31/13 Houston, Texas
Young male Rufous still here. I took a photo of him bathing three days ago while it was warmer. He bathes at 7 in the morning even when it's in the upper thirties.

early December, Alexander City, AL
Photo: Robin Zenker
Tennessee ruby-throat
 
humm in NJ
Photo: Kim Nehrbass
Rufous in Louisiana
 
humm in NJ
Photo: Beverly Logan
Rufous in Texas
Map: Hummingbird Species
There are over 300 different species of hummingbirds in the world. Explore the photos to see some of the fifteen species that are commonly found in the U.S. and Canada. Use species data to create a distribution map and get ready to track this year's spring migration. Students Receive Symbolic Monarchs in Mexico
Activity
Latest Maps: Who's Seeing Hummingbirds?
All hummingbirds do not go to Central America in the winter. Please help us document where hummingbirds are located this winter!
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Rufous
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Male and Female Rubythroat male and female rufous collage
Ruby-throated
Rufous
Other Species
The next Hummingbird Migration Update will be posted on February 20, 2013.
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