Monday, May 31, 2021

Feeding winter birds in Missouri

 Are you ready to start feeding wild birds this winter?

Are you looking for new ideas on how to feed your backyard birds?

Do you wonder what birds come to feeders in winter in Missouri?

Welcome!


This article tells why and how to set up a bird feeder in Missouri in the winter. I'll also show you photos of the common feeder birds in Missouri that you can look for at your own backyard feeder! I will give brief identification tips. I will tell you what foods and what type of feeders attract each species.


Most of Missouri experiences about 110 days of winter temperatures reaching below freezing (October 25 to April 10). It is generally colder in the northwestern part of the state. Winter weather is less severe in the southeastern part of Missouri.

Snow falls mostly in December, January, and February. Again, snowfall is greater in the northwestern parts of the state.

This cold winter weather brings hungry birds to backyard bird feeders. No wonder winter bird feeding is so popular in Missouri!



In this article
Why feed winter birds in Missouri?
What birds come to feeders in winter in Missouri?
Setting up a winter bird feeding station in Missouri
Related articles



Photo of winter bird feeders. Franz W. from Pixabay


Why feed winter birds in Missouri?

Missouri is on the Mississippi flyway. Thus, it is on the main route of migratory birds from central Canada in the summer to the Gulf Coast in winter. While especially known for waterfowl and shorebird use, the Mississippi flyway is also a corridor for land birds, too.

Your backyard bird feeder can thus attract a high number of birds, especially in the fall and early winter.

The colder winters of Missouri mean that many hungry birds will visit your feeders. At your feeders they will find the calories they need to keep them warm.

Included will be many younger birds experiencing their first winter. They have instincts to help them find food in winter. But soon they will learn that your bird feeders provided needed food that may help them survive cold spells.

Perhaps, though, more than the survival aspect, attracting birds to our backyard feeders provides us with much needed joy.

Birds at the feeder are a constant source of entertainment. Watching the antics of these wild creatures helps keep our minds off ourselves and whatever problems we may have. It connects us with nature.

Feeding birds just makes us feel better!


What birds come to feeders in winter in Missouri?

Of course, you can feed birds without knowing their names.

But our curiosity soon notes that some birds are at our feeders year round, while others only appear at certain seasons, or very rarely. 

I wrote another article on the backyard birds of Missouri found all throughout the year. You should check it out after reading this article. I'll link to it again at the end of this article.

Ooh, what is that colorful one? What is that one with the distinctive shape or call or behavior? 

It may be that you become very interested in more than just your backyard birds. You may travel to shores, forests, fields, and other habitats. You'll soon find that each habitat has its own unique birds, though there are some birds that are nearly universal in distribution. 

But even if that is not you, at least you may want to know the common birds in your area. Then you can share your feeder sightings with your friends and neighbors and family who also may be interested.

Following are the most common winter birds at feeders throughout Missouri. You should have most of these birds at your feeder, and no doubt several others, too!


House Finch

These are one of the most widespread feeder birds in the United States. 


Photo of House Finch on a twig
House Finch. Greg Gillson.


These birds are resident in towns throughout the United States, barely into southern Canada.

House Finches are year-round residents in Missouri.

Both males and females are rather dusty brown, heavily streaked on the chest. Only the males have red feathers on forehead, breast, and rump.

House Finches love to eat black oil sunflower seeds in the shell. They like tube feeders best.


Dark-eyed Junco

These "snow birds" flock to your feeders in winter.


Photo of Dark-eyed Junco on ground
Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco. Greg Gillson.


Breed in conifer and mixed woods across Canada and Alaska in summer, then migrate into most of the United States in winter. They are also resident in mountains of the West and Northeast.

Dark-eyed Juncos winter throughout Missouri.

The form in the East are small slate-gray birds with white belly and flashing white outer tail feathers. Females are browner. In the West, birds have black heads, brown backs, and pink sides.

Dark-eyed Juncos eat small seeds such as white proso millet on the ground or from low platform feeders.


Blue Jay

These are well-known birds, displayed in advertising and sports teams.


Photo of Blue Jay in a bird bath
Blue Jay. Skeeze from Pixabay.


They live year-round in deciduous woods with oaks or nuts through most of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains. In summer they also migrate north well into Canada.

Blue Jays are year-round residents in Missouri.

These are blue above, white below and on the face, with a black necklace across the throat wrapping behind the head. The blue crest is a distinguishing mark.

Blue Jays eat sunflower seeds. They love peanuts, too. They use hopper and platform feeders.


Red-bellied Woodpecker

These woodpeckers are fairly common at bird feeders in the East, especially where there are larger hardwood trees.


Photo of Red-bellied Woodpecker on tree trunk
Red-bellied Woodpecker. Skeeze from Pixabay.


These birds live year-round in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains.

Red-bellied Woodpeckers live year-round throughout Missouri.

These birds cling to tree trunks. They have finely barred black-and-white backs. The head and under parts are rather pale gray. Red feathers on the back of the neck reach the bill on males.

Red-bellied Woodpeckers love peanuts from platform feeders. They also eat sunflower seeds and suet.


Tufted Titmouse

These plain birds are rather common at bird feeders in the East.


Photo of Tufted Titmouse on bird feeder
Tufted Titmouse. Anne773 from Pixabay.


These birds live year-round in deciduous woods east of the Great Plains in the United States.

Tufted Titmouses live year-round in Missouri.

Small, a bit larger than chickadees. They are plain gray with a bit of black feathers on their forehead. The crest is often inconspicuous.

Tufted Titmouses eat black oil sunflower seeds from hopper feeders. They are also fond of peanuts.


Black-capped Chickadee

This bird is a small active acrobatic ball off fluff. 


Photo of Black-capped Chickadee on twigs
Black-capped Chickadee. Greg Gillson.


This bird is resident from Alaska and across Canada to the northern half of the United States.

Black-capped Chickadees are year-round residents in the northern half of Missouri.

The white face is bordered by black crown and bib. Upper parts are gray, under parts buff.

Black-capped Chickadees love black oil sunflower seeds from hopper and tube feeders.


American Goldfinch

This bright yellow-and-black bird is a favorite summer bird. However, many people don't recognize these birds at their feeders in their dull brown winter plumage.


Photo of American Goldfinch on teasel
American Goldfinch. Greg Gillson.


Year-round residents across the northern half of the United States. In summer birds breed north well into Canada. In winter they move south throughout most of the U.S.

American Goldfinches are year-round residents throughout Missouri.

These are tiny birds with short forked black tails. Wings are black. Winter birds are dull brownish. In summer females are green while males are brilliant lemon yellow with black cap.

American Goldfinches eat black oil sunflower seeds from tube feeders. They love Niger seed from thistle feeders.


Mourning Dove

These birds are one of the most widespread in North America.


Photo of Mourning Dove on stump
Mourning Dove. Greg Gillson.


In summer they breed in open fields, farms, prairies, towns, across all of the United States and north into Canada. In winter they depart most of Canada and the northern Great Plains and higher elevations in the northern states.

Mourning Doves are year-round residents throughout Missouri.

These plump birds have a small round head and pointed tail. They are larger than most feeder birds, but not as large as a domestic pigeon.

Mourning Doves eat mixed seeds and grains. They prefer eating on the ground or from platform feeders.


White-throated Sparrow

These birds are fairly common in the East in winter, rather rare throughout the West.


Photo of White-throated Sparrow on bird bath
White-throated Sparrow. Greg Gillson.


These birds breed in Canada and northeastern United States. In winter they occur in the eastern and southern U.S.

White-throated Sparrows winter throughout Missouri.

These fairly large brown and gray sparrows have a striped head. The head striping can be gray and tan or black and white. The obvious white throat is bordered on the sides with throat stripes and contrasts strongly with the gray breast.

White-throated Sparrows eat smaller seeds such as white proso millet found in better mixed seed brands. They prefer to eat on the ground or platform feeders, but will also use hopper feeders.


White-breasted Nuthatch

Nuthatches are active birds that crawl around branches and even head-first down tree trunks!


Photo of White-breasted Nuthatch on branch
White-breasted Nuthatch. Greg Gillson.


These are widespread year-round birds across southern Canada and much of the United States. They avoid grasslands and deserts.

White-breasted Nuthatches are year-round residents throughout Missouri.

These are small chunk birds with large heads with long pointed bill and very short tails. These are gray above with black hind neck and crown. The face and under parts are white. They have a bit of rusty coloration on the flanks.

White-breasted Nuthatches eat black oil sunflower seeds from tube and hopper feeders and are fond of peanuts and suet, too.


Downy Woodpecker

This small woodpecker is widespread in North America and fairly common at bird feeders in winter.


Photo of Downy Woodpecker on post
Downy Woodpecker. Greg Gillson.


Year-round residents from Alaska and across Canada south through the United States, but absent from the Desert Southwest.

Downy Woodpeckers are year-round residents throughout Missouri.

These are less than 7 inches long, bill tip to tail tip. They have a black and white striped head, white back, and black wings with white spots.

Downy Woodpeckers love suet from suet feeders. They also eat hulled sunflower seeds.


Northern Cardinal

These are well-known birds due to their bright red coloration, fairly large size, and perky crest.


Photo of Northern Cardinal on bird feeder
Northern Cardinal. GeorgeB2 from Pixabay.


These are year-round residents throughout the East and South.

Northern Cardinals are year-round residents throughout Missouri.

Larger than sparrows, but smaller than robins. Males are bright red, females brown. They have thick orange bills, black chin and throat, and obvious crests.

Northern Cardinals eat larger seeds, including sunflower seeds and safflower seeds from hopper and platform feeders, but often feed on the ground.


House Sparrow

These are common city birds in noisy messy flocks.


Photo of House Sparrow on fence
House Sparrow. Greg Gillson.


Found throughout much of Canada and the United States, wherever there are people and towns.

House Sparrows are year-round residents throughout Missouri.

Small squatty flat-headed sparrows. Females are rather brown and tan with a pale broad eyebrow, and plain breast without streaking. Males are more chestnut brown above with white wing bars, gray below, with gray crown and black chin, more extensive in summer.

House Sparrows eat a wide variety of small seeds and human food scraps from hopper and platform feeders, and also the ground.


Northern Flicker

These larger ant-eating woodpeckers may often be spotted feeding on the ground.


Photo of Northern Flicker in tree
Northern (Yellow-shafted) Flicker. Greg Gillson.


In summer they range from Alaska and across Canada through most of the United States except the deserts. In winter they are found across the lower 48 states, including the deserts.

Northern Flickers are year-round residents throughout Missouri.

These are bigger birds than robins with long slightly curved bill and short pointed tail. Their backs are barred black and brown. The pink underparts are full of round black spots. A white rump shows when flying away. Birds in the East (Yellow-shafted) have yellow wing and tail feathers; those in the West (Red-shafted) have salmon-red wing and tail feathers.

Northern Flickers eat suet from suet feeders. They also like nuts and peanuts.


Setting up a winter bird feeding station in Missouri

To attract most of the birds that are displayed above, I would set up a hopper bird feeder with mixed bird seed. I would probably add in about 50% more black oil sunflower seed.

For instance, I would purchase my favorite mixed bird seed, Wagner's Songbird Supreme (Amazon link). It's already half sunflower seeds (whole and shelled types). Then purchase black oil sunflower seed and mix them half-and-half. That way it's about 75% sunflowers and 15% white proso millet.

The sunflower seeds will especially appeal to the White-breasted Nuthatches, Black-capped Chickadees, American Goldfinches, Northern Cardinals, Tufted Titmouses, Blue Jays, Mourning Doves, and House Finches.

The white proso millet in the mixed seed will especially appeal to the House Sparrows, White-throated Sparrows, and Dark-eyed Juncos.

Next I would set up a suet feeder. I like the Nature's Way upside-down suet feeder (Amazon link) to slow down the blue jays, starlings, and blackbirds. That leaves more St. Alban's Bay suet (Amazon link) for the White-breasted Nuthatches, Downy Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Tufted Titmouses, and Black-capped Chickadees.

The above feeders and foods will then attract all the birds above. You'll have a great time feeding birds this winter!

Also, I would recommend a bird bath with a heater to provide water for the birds through those longer frozen Missouri winters. 



These related articles should answer your questions on setting up a bird feeder and get you started viewing and identifying your backyard birds: 

The most common backyard birds in Missouri

My recommended bird feeder setup

Bird seeds that attract the most birds

Different kinds of bird feeders for different birds

Bird baths that birds actually use

Binoculars for beginning bird watchers

Bird watching books for beginners




Wednesday, May 19, 2021

How many kinds of hummingbirds...? (Your questions answered)

This article addresses questions that begin with the words: "How many kind of hummingbirds...?"

If you live in the Eastern half of Canada and the United States, you likely have only one species of hummingbird that comes daily to your feeder--the Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

Even in the West and California, you are unlikely to spot more than 3 types of hummingbirds at your feeder most years.

There are well over 335 kinds of hummingbirds in the world! And they are magnificent!

Do you know how many kinds of hummingbirds have been found in your country or state or province? The different kinds of hummingbirds you have in your area are listed below.

Did you know there are many kinds of hummingbirds that aren't called hummingbirds? I've compiled a list of them too, because they have marvelous names!

I list extinct and endangered hummingbirds.

Finally I answer two common questions: What kind of hummingbirds have red throats? And, What kind of hummingbirds are green?


Photo of Rufous Hummingbird at feeder
Rufous Hummingbird. Greg Gillson.


How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in the world?

There are up to 359 species of living hummingbirds in the world.

The International Ornithologist's Union recognizes 361 species of hummingbirds in the world. This number includes 2 extinct species (Brace's Emerald and Gould's Emerald). (Source)

Another well-respected authority is Clement's Checklist of the Birds of the World (Source). This is the basis for the eBird checklist, which shows 347 kinds of hummingbirds in the world. (eBird checklist)

Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the World, 4th Edition counts only 339 species of hummingbirds in the world. (Source

Why do these different authorities all disagree about how many kinds of hummingbirds there are?

The main difference is the acceptance or not of a distinct population as a species. Is a certain population different enough from all others to be considered a separate species or not? Or is it just a minor variation in appearance or measurements that can be considered as a subspecies?

For instance, in January 2021 the Diamantina Sabrewing (Campylopterus diamantinensis) was officially split from Grey-breasted Sabrewing (Campylopterus largipennis). Thus, the Diamantina Sabrewing is the newest species of hummingbird, though it was formerly considered just a distinct population of Grey-breasted Sabrewing.

Not all hummingbird species have named subspecies. But the Fork-tailed Woodnymph (Thalurania furcata) has 12 subspecies!


How many kind of hummingbirds live in the Eastern Hemisphere?

All hummingbirds live in the Western Hemisphere. Except...

There are 6 fossil specimens of 2 species of birds from Europe that seem to be ancient hummingbirds!

Excellent fossil remains have been found of a bird named Eurotrochilus inexpectatus that had a tubular bill and shoulder bones shaped so that it could very likely hover in flight. Another very similar well-preserved fossil species is named E. noniewiczi.


How many kinds of hummingbirds live in the Western Hemisphere?

All hummingbirds alive today live in the Western Hemisphere. 

Using the eBird Checklist of Birds, 347 species of hummingbirds live in the Western Hemisphere.


How many kinds of hummingbirds live in South America?

South America is the center of hummingbird abundance.

260 species of hummingbirds are found in South America!

The countries in South America  are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.


How many kinds of hummingbirds are found in Argentina?

32 species of hummingbirds occur in Argentina.


How many kinds of hummingbirds are found in Bolivia?

77 species of hummingbirds occur in Bolivia.


How many kinds of hummingbirds are found in Brazil?

80 species of hummingbirds occur in Brazil.


How many kinds of hummingbirds are found in Chile?

10 species of hummingbirds occur in Chile.


How many kinds of hummingbirds are found in Colombia? (What country has the most hummingbirds?)

160 species of hummingbirds occur on the eBird checklist in Colombia. That's more than any other country!


How many kinds of hummingbirds are found in Ecuador?

130 species of hummingbirds occur on the eBird checklist in Ecuador.


How many kinds of hummingbirds are found in Guyana?

39 species of hummingbirds occur in Guyana.


How many kinds of hummingbirds are found in Paraguay?

20 species of hummingbirds occur in Paraguay.


How many kinds of hummingbirds are found in Peru?

125 species of hummingbirds occur in Peru.


How many kinds of hummingbirds are found in Suriname?

35 species of hummingbirds occur in Suriname.


How many kinds of hummingbirds are found in Uruguay?

7 species of hummingbirds occur in Uruguay.


How many kinds of hummingbirds are found in Venezuela?

99 species of hummingbirds occur in Venezuela.


How many kinds of hummingbirds live in North America?

There are 125 species of hummingbirds found in North America, according to eBird.

North American includes Greenland (which has no hummingbirds), Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Central America south to Panama, and islands of the Atlantic and West Indies (Bermuda to Cuba and south to Grenada).


How many kinds of hummingbirds live in Central America?

Central America has 86 species of hummingbirds. This includes the countries of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.


How many kinds of hummingbirds are found in Belize?

22 species of hummingbirds have been recorded in Belize.


How many kinds of hummingbirds are found in Costa Rica?

51 species of hummingbirds have been found in Costa Rica.


How many kinds of hummingbirds are found in El Salvador?

26 species of hummingbirds have been found in El Salvador.


How many kinds of hummingbirds are found in Guatemala?

38 species of hummingbirds have been found in Guatemala.


How many kinds of hummingbirds are found in Honduras?

42 species of hummingbirds have been found in Honduras.


How many kinds of hummingbirds are found in Nicaragua?

36 species of hummingbirds have been found in Nicaragua.


How many kinds of hummingbirds are found in Panama?

59 species of hummingbirds have been found in Panama.


How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Mexico?

The eBird checklist shows 58 species of hummingbirds in Mexico.


How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in the West Indies?

There are 20 species of hummingbirds found in the West Indies.


How many kinds of hummingbirds live in the United States?

There are 23 species of hummingbirds that have been found in the United States, 15 of these occur regularly, the others are quite rare.

The 15 hummingbirds that regularly visit the United States are these:

  • Allen's Hummingbird
  • Anna's Hummingbird
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird
  • Blue-throated Mountain-gem
  • Broad-billed Hummingbird
  • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
  • Buff-bellied Hummingbird
  • Calliope Hummingbird
  • Costa's Hummingbird
  • Lucifer Hummingbird
  • Rivoli's Hummingbird
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Rufous Hummingbird
  • Violet-crowned Hummingbird
  • White-eared Hummingbird

There are 8 rare hummingbirds in the United States:

  • Amethyst-throated Mountain-gem
  • Bahama Woodstar
  • Berylline Hummingbird
  • Cinnamon Hummingbird
  • Green-breasted Mango
  • Mexican Violetear
  • Plain-capped Starthroat
  • Xantus's Hummingbird

Many of these have only been found along the Mexican border in Arizona and Texas.


How many kinds of hummingbirds occur in each state?

In the next section I will use eBird records as of May 2021 to tell how many kinds of hummingbirds occur in each state. Expect more to be added to the rare list.


How many kinds of hummingbirds occur in Alabama?

13 species of hummingbirds have been found in Alabama.

There are 2 kinds of hummingbirds regular in Alabama. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Alabama:

  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Alabama)
  • Rufous Hummingbird

There are 11 species of rare hummingbirds that have been found in Alabama: 

  • Allen's Hummingbird
  • Anna's Hummingbird
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird
  • Broad-billed Hummingbird
  • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
  • Buff-bellied Hummingbird
  • Calliope Hummingbird
  • Costa's Hummingbird
  • Mexican Violetear
  • Rivoli's Hummingbird
  • White-eared Hummingbird


How many kinds of hummingbirds are found in Alaska?

5 species of hummingbirds have been found in Alaska.

There are 2 kinds of hummingbirds that occur regularly in Alaska. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Alaska:

  • Anna's Hummingbird
  • Rufous Hummingbird (nests in Alaska)

There are 3 types of hummingbirds that rarely visit Alaska:

  • Calliope Hummingbird
  • Costa's Hummingbird
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird


How many kinds of hummingbirds are found in Arizona? 

17 species of hummingbirds have been found in Arizona.

Texas has actually recorded more species of hummingbirds, but Arizona has more hummingbirds that are regular, occurring every year. And New Mexico also has recorded 17 species, but many more are rare than regular.

There are 14 kinds of hummingbirds that are regular visitors to Arizona. 10 kinds of hummingbirds regularly breed and nest in Arizona:

  • Anna's Hummingbird (nests in Arizona)
  • Berylline Hummingbird
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird (nests in Arizona)
  • Blue-throated Mountain-gem (nests in Arizona)
  • Broad-billed Hummingbird (nests in Arizona)
  • Broad-tailed Hummingbird (nests in Arizona)
  • Calliope Hummingbird
  • Costa's Hummingbird (nests in Arizona)
  • Lucifer Hummingbird (nests in Arizona)
  • Plain-capped Starthroat
  • Rivoli's Hummingbirds (nests in Arizona)
  • Rufous Hummingbird
  • Violet-crowned Hummingbird (nests in Arizona)
  • White-eared Hummingbird (nests in Arizona)

There are 3 kinds of hummingbirds that are quite rare in Arizona:

  • Allen's Hummingbird
  • Cinnamon Hummingbird
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird


How many kinds of hummingbirds have been found in Arkansas?

11 kinds of hummingbirds have visited Arkansas.

There are 2 hummingbirds that occur regularly in Arkansas. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Arkansas:

  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Arkansas)
  • Rufous Hummingbird

There are 9 rare species of hummingbirds in Arkansas:

  • Allen's Hummingbird
  • Anna's Hummingbird
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird
  • Broad-billed Hummingbird
  • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
  • Buff-bellied Hummingbird
  • Calliope Hummingbird
  • Mexican Violetear
  • Rivoli's Hummingbird


How many kinds of hummingbirds live in California?

 14 species of hummingbirds have occurred in California.

There are 6 kinds of hummingbirds that are regular in California. 5 kinds of hummingbirds breed and nest in California:

  • Allen's Hummingbird (nests in California)
  • Anna's Hummingbird (nests in California)
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird (nests in California)
  • Calliope Hummingbird (nests in California)
  • Costa's Hummingbird (nests in California)
  • Rufous Hummingbird

There are 8 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in California:

  • Blue-throated Mountain-gem
  • Broad-billed Hummingbird
  • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
  • Mexican Violetear
  • Rivoli's Hummingbird
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Violet-crowned Hummingbird
  • Xantus's Hummingbird


How many kinds of hummingbirds occur in Colorado?

12 kinds of hummingbirds have been recorded in Colorado.

There are 4 kinds of hummingbirds that are regular in Colorado. 2 kinds of hummingbirds breed and nest in Colorado:

  • Black-chinned Hummingbird (nests in Colorado)
  • Broad-tailed Hummingbird (nests in Colorado)
  • Calliope Hummingbird
  • Rufous Hummingbird

There are 8 kind of hummingbirds that are rare in Colorado:

  • Anna's Hummingbird
  • Broad-billed Hummingbird
  • Costa's Hummingbird
  • Mexican Violetear
  • Rivoli's Hummingbird
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • White-eared Hummingbird


How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Connecticut?

6 species of hummingbirds have been found in Connecticut.

There is only 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Connecticut. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Connecticut:

  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Connecticut)

There are 5 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Connecticut:

  • Black-chinned Hummingbird
  • Broad-billed Hummingbird
  • Calliope Hummingbird
  • Mexican Violetear
  • Rufous Hummingbird


How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Delaware?

6 species of hummingbirds are found in Delaware.

There is only 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Delaware. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Delaware:

  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Delaware)

There are 5 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Delaware:

  • Black-chinned Hummingbird
  • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
  • Rufous Hummingbird
  • Allen's Hummingbird
  • Calliope Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Florida?

    11 species of hummingbirds have been found in Florida.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Florida. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Florida:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Florida)

    There are 10 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Florida:

    • Allen's Hummingbird
    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Bahama Woodstar
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Broad-billed Hummingbird
    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
    • Buff-bellied Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Costa's Hummingbird
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Georgia?

    12 species of hummingbirds have been found in Georgia.

    There are 2 kinds of hummingbirds that are regular in Georgia. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Georgia:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Georgia)
    • Rufous Hummingbird

    There are 10 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Georgia:

    • Allen's Hummingbird
    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Blue-throated Mountain-gem
    • Broad-billed Hummingbird
    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
    • Buff-bellied Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Green-breasted Mango
    • Rivoli's Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Hawaii? (What state has no hummingbirds?)

    Hawaii is the only state in the United States without hummingbirds.


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Idaho?

    8 species of hummingbirds have been found in Idaho.

    There are 5 kinds of hummingbirds that are regular in Idaho. 4 kinds of hummingbirds breed and nest in Idaho:

    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird (nests in Idaho)
    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird (nests in Idaho)
    • Calliope Hummingbird (nests in Idaho)
    • Rufous Hummingbird (nests in Idaho)

    There are 3 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Idaho:

    • Broad-billed Hummingbird
    • Costa's Hummingbird
    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Illinois?

    4 species of hummingbirds have been found in Illinois.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Illinois. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Illinois:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Illinois)

    There are 3 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Illinois:

    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Broad-billed Hummingbird
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are in Indiana?

    6 species of hummingbirds have been found in Indiana.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Indiana. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Indiana:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Indiana)

    There are 5 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Indiana:

    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Mexican Violetear
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Iowa?

    5 species of hummingbirds have been found in Iowa.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Iowa. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Iowa:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Iowa)

    There are 4 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Iowa:

    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Broad-billed Hummingbird
    • Mexican Violetear
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Kansas?

    10 species of hummingbirds have been found in Kansas.

    There are 3 kinds of hummingbirds that are regular in Kansas. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Kansas:

    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Kansas)
    • Rufous Hummingbird

    There are 7 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Kansas:

    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Broad-billed Hummingbird
    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
    • Costa's Hummingbird
    • Mexican Violetear
    • Rivoli's Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Kentucky?

    4 species of hummingbirds have been found in Kentucky.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Kentucky. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Kentucky:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Kentucky)

    There are 3 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Kentucky:

    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Mexican Violetear
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Louisiana?

    14 species of hummingbirds have been found in Louisiana.

    There are 6 kinds of hummingbirds that are regular in Louisiana. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Louisiana:

    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
    • Buff-bellied Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Louisiana)
    • Rufous Hummingbird

    There are 7 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Louisiana:

    • Allen's Hummingbird
    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Blue-throated Mountain-gem
    • Broad-billed Hummingbird
    • Green-breasted Mango
    • Lucifer Hummingbird
    • Mexican Violetear
    • Rivoli's Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Maine?

    4 species of hummingbirds have been found in Maine.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Maine. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Maine:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Maine)

    There are 3 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Maine:

    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Mexican Violetear
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Maryland?

    7 species of hummingbirds have been found in Maryland.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Maryland. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Maryland:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Maryland)

    There are 6 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Maryland:

    • Allen's Hummingbird
    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Mexican Violetear
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Massachusetts?

    6 species of hummingbirds have been found in Massachusetts.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Massachusetts. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Massachusetts:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Massachusetts)

    There are 5 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Massachusetts:

    • Allen's Hummingbird
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Broad-billed Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Michigan?

    8 species of hummingbirds have been found in Michigan.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Michigan. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Michigan:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Michigan)

    There are 7 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Michigan:

    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Berylline Hummingbird
    • Broad-billed Hummingbird
    • Costa's Hummingbird
    • Mexican Violetear
    • Rufous Hummingbird
    • White-eared Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Minnesota?

    4 species of hummingbirds have been found in Minnesota.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Minnesota. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Minnesota:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Minnesota)

    There are 3 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Minnesota:

    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Mississippi?

    11 species of hummingbirds have been found in Mississippi.

    There are 2 kinds of hummingbirds that are regular in Mississippi. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Mississippi:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Mississippi)
    • Rufous Hummingbird

    There are 9 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Mississippi:

    • Allen's Hummingbird
    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Broad-billed Hummingbird
    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
    • Buff-bellied Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Mexican Violetear
    • White-eared Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Missouri?

    7 species of hummingbirds have been found in Missouri.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbirds that is regular in Missouri. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Missouri:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Missouri)

    There are 6 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Missouri:

    • Allen's Hummingbird
    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Montana?

    8 species of hummingbirds have been found in Montana.

    There are 5 kinds of hummingbirds that are regular in Montana. 5 kinds of hummingbirds breed and nest in Montana:

    • Black-chinned Hummingbird (nests in Montana)
    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird (nests in Montana)
    • Calliope Hummingbird (nests in Montana)
    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Montana)
    • Rufous Hummingbird (nests in Montana)

    There are 3 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Montana:

    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Costa's Hummingbird
    • Rivoli's Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Nebraska?

    8 species of hummingbirds have been found in Nebraska.

    There are 4 kinds of hummingbirds that are regular in Nebraska. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Nebraska:

    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Nebraska)
    • Rufous Hummingbird

    There are 4 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Nebraska:

    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Broad-billed Hummingbird
    • Costa's Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Nevada?

    7 species of hummingbirds have been found in Nevada.

    There are 6 kinds of hummingbirds that are regular in Nevada. 5 kinds of hummingbirds breed and nest in Nevada:

    • Anna's Hummingbird (nests in Nevada)
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird (nests in Nevada)
    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird (nests in Nevada)
    • Calliope Hummingbird (nests in Nevada)
    • Costa's Hummingbird (nests in Nevada)
    • Rufous Hummingbird

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is rare in Nevada:

    • Broad-billed Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in New Hampshire?

    4 species of hummingbirds have been found in New Hampshire.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in New Hampshire. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in New Hampshire:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in New Hampshire)

    There are 3 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in New Hampshire:

    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in New Jersey?

    7 species of hummingbirds have been found in New Jersey.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in New Jersey. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in New Jersey:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in New Jersey)

    There are 6 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in New Jersey:

    • Allen's Hummingbird
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Mexican Violetear
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in New Mexico?

    17 species of hummingbirds have been found in New Mexico. This is as many as Arizona, but Arizona has many more that are regular. Only Texas has recorded more.

    There are 8 kinds of hummingbirds that are regular in New Mexico. 5 kinds of hummingbirds breed and nest in New Mexico:

    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird (nests in New Mexico)
    • Broad-billed Hummingbird
    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird (nests in New Mexico)
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Lucifer Hummingbird (nests in New Mexico)
    • Rivoli's Hummingbird (nests in New Mexico)
    • Rufous Hummingbird

    There are 9 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in New Mexico:

    • Allen's Hummingbird
    • Berylline Hummingbird
    • Blue-throated Mountain-gem
    • Cinnamon Hummingbird
    • Costa's Hummingbird
    • Mexican Violetear
    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    • Violet-crowned Hummingbird
    • White-eared Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in New York?

    5 species of hummingbirds have been found in New York.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in New York. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in New York:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in New York)

    There are 4 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in New York:

    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Broad-billed Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in North Carolina?

    11 species of hummingbirds have been found in North Carolina.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in North Carolina. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in North Carolina:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in North Carolina)
    There are 10 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in North Carolina:

    • Allen's Hummingbird
    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Broad-billed Hummingbird
    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
    • Buff-bellied Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Green-breasted Mango
    • Mexican Violetear
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in North Dakota?

    4 species of hummingbirds have been found in North Dakota.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in North Dakota. There is 1 kind of hummingbird that breeds and nests in North Dakota:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in North Dakota)

    There are 3 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in North Dakota:

    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Ohio?

    7 species of hummingbirds have been found in Ohio.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Ohio. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Ohio:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Ohio)

    There are 6 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Ohio:

    • Allen's Hummingbird
    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Mexican Violetear
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Oklahoma?

    9 species of hummingbirds have been found in Oklahoma.

    There are 3 kinds of hummingbirds that are regular in Oklahoma. 2 kinds of hummingbirds breed and nest in Oklahoma:

    • Black-chinned Hummingbird (breeds in Oklahoma)
    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (breeds in Oklahoma)
    • Rufous Hummingbird

    There are 6 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Oklahoma:

    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Broad-billed Hummingbird
    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Costa's Hummingbird
    • Mexican Violetear


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Oregon?

    9 species of hummingbirds have been found in Oregon.

    There are 5 kinds of hummingbirds that are regular in Oregon. 5 kinds of hummingbirds breed and nest in Oregon:

    • Allen's Hummingbird (nests in Oregon)
    • Anna's Hummingbird (nests in Oregon)
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird (nests in Oregon)
    • Calliope Hummingbird (nests in Oregon)
    • Rufous Hummingbird (nests in Oregon)

    There are 4 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Oregon:

    • Broad-billed Hummingbird
    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
    • Costa's Hummingbird
    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Pennsylvania?

    7 species of hummingbirds have been found in Pennsylvania.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Pennsylvania. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Pennsylvania:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Pennsylvania)

    There are 6 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Pennsylvania:

    • Allen's Hummingbird
    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Bahama Woodstar
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Rhode Island?

    2 species of hummingbirds have been found in Rhode Island.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Rhode Island. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Rhode Island:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Rhode Island)

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is rare in Rhode Island:

    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in South Carolina?

    8 species of hummingbirds have been found in South Carolina.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in South Carolina. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in South Carolina:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in South Carolina)

    There are 7 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in South Carolina:

    • Allen's Hummingbird
    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Broad-billed Hummingbird
    • Buff-bellied Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in South Dakota?

    7 species of hummingbirds have been found in South Dakota.

    There are 3 kinds of hummingbirds that are regular in South Dakota. 2 kinds of hummingbirds breed and nest in South Dakota:

    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird (nests in South Dakota)
    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in South Dakota)
    • Rufous Hummingbird

    There are 4 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in South Dakota:

    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Costa's Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Tennessee?

    9 species of hummingbirds have been found in Tennessee.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Tennessee. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Tennessee:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Tennessee)

    There are 8 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Tennessee:

    • Allen's Hummingbird
    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Broad-billed Hummingbird
    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Mexican Violetear
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds live in Texas? (What state has the most hummingbirds?)

    There are 19 kinds of hummingbirds found in Texas. This is more than any other state!

    However, Arizona has more regular hummingbirds, just not as many rare hummingbirds, as Texas.

    There are 10 regular hummingbird species in Texas. 7 species of hummingbirds nest in Texas:

    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird (nests in Texas)
    • Broad-billed Hummingbird
    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird (nests in Texas)
    • Buff-bellied Hummingbird (nests in Texas)
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Lucifer Hummingbird (nests in Texas)
    • Rivoli's Hummingbird (nests in Texas)
    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Texas)
    • Rufous Hummingbird

    There are 9 types of rare hummingbirds in Texas:

    • Allen's Hummingbird
    • Amethyst-throated Mountain-gem
    • Berylline Hummingbird
    • Blue-throated Mountain-gem (nests in Texas)
    • Costa's Hummingbird
    • Green-breasted Mango
    • Mexican Violetear
    • Violet-crowned Hummingbird
    • White-eared Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Utah?

    9 species of hummingbirds have been found in Utah.

    There are 6 kinds of hummingbirds that are regular in Utah. 5 kinds of hummingbirds breed and nest in Utah:

    • Anna's Hummingbird (nests in Utah)
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird (nests in Utah)
    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird (nests in Utah)
    • Calliope Hummingbird (nests in Utah)
    • Costa's Hummingbird (nests in Utah)
    • Rufous Hummingbird

    There are 3 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Utah:

    • Broad-billed Hummingbird
    • Rivoli's Hummingbird
    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Vermont?

    2 species of hummingbirds have been found in Vermont.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Vermont. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Vermont:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Vermont)

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is rare in Vermont:

    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Virginia?

    9 species of hummingbirds have been found in Virginia.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Virginia. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Virginia:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Virginia)

    There are 8 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Virginia:

    • Allen's Hummingbird
    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Buff-bellied Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Rivoli's Hummingbird
    • Rufous Hummingbird
    • Violet-crowned Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Washington?

    7 species of hummingbirds have been found in Washington.

    There are 4 kinds of hummingbirds that are regular in Washington. 4 kinds of hummingbirds breed and nest in Washington:

    • Anna's Hummingbird (nests in Washington)
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird (nests in Washington)
    • Calliope Hummingbird (nests in Washington)
    • Rufous Hummingbird (nests in Washington)

    There are 3 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Washington:

    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
    • Costa's Hummingbird
    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in West Virginia?

    4 species of hummingbirds have been found in West Virginia.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in West Virginia. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in West Virginia:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in West Virginia)

    There are 3 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in West Virginia:

    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Mexican Violetear
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Wisconsin?

    8 species of hummingbirds have been found in Wisconsin.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Wisconsin. 1 kind of hummingbird breeds and nests in Wisconsin:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (nests in Wisconsin)

    There are 7 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Wisconsin:

    • Allen's Hummingbird
    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Green-breasted Mango
    • Mexican Violetear
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Wyoming?

    6 species of hummingbirds have been found in Wyoming.

    There are 4 kinds of hummingbirds that are regular in Wyoming. 4 kinds of hummingbirds breed and nest in Wyoming:

    • Black-chinned Hummingbird (nests in Wyoming)
    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird (nests in Wyoming)
    • Calliope Hummingbird (nests in Wyoming)
    • Rufous Hummingbird (nests in Wyoming)

    There are 2 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Wyoming:

    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are found in Canada?

    In Canada, eBird lists 12 species of hummingbirds (5 regular: Ruby-throated, Rufous, Calliope, Anna's, Black-chinned)


    Below I list hummingbirds from eBird for each Province and Territory of Canada.


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Alberta?

    6 species of hummingbirds have been found in Alberta.

    There are 3 kinds of hummingbirds that are regular in Alberta:

    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    • Rufous Hummingbird

    There are 3 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Alberta:

    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Costa's Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in British Columbia?

    9 species of hummingbirds have been found in British Columbia.

    There are 4 kinds of hummingbirds that are regular in British Columbia:

    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Rufous Hummingbird

    There are 5 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in British Columbia:

    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
    • Costa's Hummingbird
    • Rivoli's Hummingbird
    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    • Xantus's Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Manitoba?

    4 species of hummingbirds have been found in Manitoba.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Manitoba:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    There are 3 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Manitoba:

    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in New Brunswick?

    4 species of hummingbirds have been found in New Brunswick.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in New Brunswick:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    There are 3 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in New Brunswick:

    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Broad-billed Hummingbird
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Newfoundland and Labrador?

    3 species of hummingbirds have been found in Newfoundland and Labrador.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Newfoundland and Labrador:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    There are 2 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Newfoundland and Labrador:

    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Nova Scotia?

    4 species of hummingbirds have been found in Nova Scotia.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Nova Scotia:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    There are 3 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Nova Scotia:

    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Ontario?

    7 species of hummingbirds have been found in Ontario.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Ontario:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    There are 6 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Ontario:

    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Broad-billed Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Mexican Violetear
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Prince Edward Island?

    1 species of hummingbird has been found in Prince Edward Island.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Prince Edward Island:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Quebec?

    6 species of hummingbirds have been found in Quebec.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Quebec:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    There are 5 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Quebec:

    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Amethyst-throated Mountain-gem
    • Broad-billed Hummingbird
    • Mexican Violetear
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Saskatchewan?

    4 species of hummingbirds have been found in Saskatchewan.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is regular in Saskatchewan:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    There are 3 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Saskatchewan:

    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Northwest Territories?

    2 species of hummingbirds have been found in Northwest Territories.

    There are no hummingbirds that are regular in Northwest Territories.

    There are 2 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Northwest Territories:

    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Nunavut?

    1 species of hummingbirds has been found in Nunavut.

    There are no kinds of hummingbirds that are regular in Nunavut.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is rare in Nunavut:

    • Rufous Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Yukon?

    4 species of hummingbirds have been found in Yukon.

    There are no kinds of hummingbirds that are regular in Yukon.

    There are 4 kinds of hummingbirds that are rare in Yukon:

    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    • Rufous Hummingbirds


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are there in Saint Pierre and Miquelon?

    1 species of hummingbirds have been found in Saint Pierre and Miquelon.

    There are no kinds of hummingbirds that are regular in Saint Pierre and Miquelon.

    There is 1 kind of hummingbird that is rare in Saint Pierre and Miquelon:

    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird


    Photo of Anna's Hummingbird on a branch
    Anna's Hummingbird. Greg Gillson.


    What are other names for hummingbirds? (How many kinds of hummingbirds are called something else?)

    Did you know that not all birds in the hummingbird family have the word "hummingbird" in their name? Many kinds of hummingbirds are called something else.

    Only 81 kinds of hummingbirds are actually called "hummingbirds." A much larger number are called by different names.

    Unlike no other group of birds, hummingbirds have received some really marvelous names!


    Hummingbirds named after mythological beings

    Many kinds of hummingbirds are named after imaginary beings, including fairy, sylph, and woodnymph.


    Hummingbirds named after the sun and stars

    The gorget on the throat of the male hummingbird catches the light of the sun. No wonder many kinds of hummingbirds bear names of bright space objects. Names include sunbearer, sunangel, starfrontlet, comet, sunbeam, starthroat, woodstar, hillstar, and sungem.


    Hummingbirds named after gemstones

    Early Spanish explorers in the New World called hummingbirds "Joyas Voladoras" (Flying Jewels). And many kinds of hummingbirds are named for bright gems. There are the topaz, sungem, sapphirewing, mountain-gem, emerald, sapphire, jewelfront, ruby, and brilliant.


    Hummingbirds named for their unique bills

    No other birds have the long tubular bills of hummingbirds. Thus, many kinds of hummingbirds have their bill as part of their name. You can find such names as sicklebill, lancebill, daggerbill, awlbill, avocetbill, and thornbill.


    Hummingbirds named for their unique tails

    Most hummingbirds have short tails. But many kinds of hummingbirds have special feathers in their tails. That has led to names such as thorntail, piedtail, trainbearer, metaltail, spatuletail, racket-tail, sheartail, goldentail, and streamertail.


    Hummingbirds named for their crown or head

    Many kinds of hummingbirds have colorful feathers on their head. There are hummingbirds with the following names: visorbearer, violetear, firecrown, helmetcrest, blossomcrown, plovercrest, plumeleteer, snowcap, and coronet.


    Hummingbirds named for their throat

    The throat of the male hummingbird is called a gorget, after a peice of armor that protects the throat. However, there aren't very many kinds of hummingbirds named for their gorget. The only hummingbird names that seem to match are barbthroat, goldenthroat, and velvetbreast.


    Full list of the kinds of hummingbird names

    In the list below you'll find even more marvelous names!

    An alphabetical list of kinds of hummingbird names in the family trochilidae with the number of each:

    • Avocetbill (1 species)
    • Awlbill (1 species)
    • Barbthroat (3 species)
    • Blossomcrown (2 species)
    • Brilliant (8 species)
    • Carib (2 species)
    • Comet (3 species)
    • Coquette (10 species)
    • Coronet (3 species)
    • Daggerbill (3 species)
    • Emerald (27 species)
    • Firecrown (2 species)
    • Goldentail (1 species)
    • Helmetcrest (4 species)
    • Hermit (32 species)
    • Hillstar (9 species)
    • Hummingbird (81 species)
    • Fairy (2 species)
    • Goldenthroat (3 species)
    • Inca (4 species)
    • Jacobin (2 species)
    • Jewelfront (1 species)
    • Lancebill (2 species)
    • Mango (7 species)
    • Metaltail (9 species)
    • Mountain-gem (7 species)
    • Mountaineer (1 species)
    • Piedtail (2 species)
    • Plovercrest (2 species)
    • Plumeleteer (2 species)
    • Puffleg (13 species)
    • Racket-tail (1 species)
    • Ruby (1 species)
    • Sabrewing (12 speices)
    • Sapphire (6 species)
    • Sapphirewing (1 species)
    • Sheartail (3 species)
    • Sicklebill (2 species)
    • Snowcap (1 species)
    • Spatuletail (1 species)
    • Starfrontlet (7 species)
    • Starthroat (4 species)
    • Streamertail (1 species)
    • Sunangel (7 species)
    • Sunbeam (4 species)
    • Sungem (1 species)
    • Sylph (3 species)
    • Thornbill (7 species)
    • Thorntail (4 species)
    • Topaz (2 species)
    • Trainbearer (2 species)
    • Velvetbreast (1 species)
    • Violetear (5 species)
    • Visorbearer (2 species)
    • Whitetip (2 species)
    • Woodnymph (5 species)
    • Woodstar (15 species)


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are extinct?

    There are 4 hummingbird species that are thought to be extinct. They haven't been seen in over 150 years.

    • Brace's Emerald
    • Coppery Thorntail
    • Gould's Emerald
    • Turquois-throated Puffleg


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are endangered?

    27 species of hummingbirds are endangered, according to BirdLife International.

    • Black Inca
    • Black-breasted Puffleg
    • Blossomcrown
    • Blue-capped Hummingbird
    • Chestnut-bellied Hummingbird
    • Chilean Woodstar
    • Colorful Puffleg
    • Escudo Hummingbird
    • Esmeraldas Woodstar
    • Glow-throated Hummingbird
    • Grey-billed Hermit
    • Honduran Emerald
    • Hook-billed Hermit
    • Little Woodstar
    • Mangrove Hummingbird
    • Marvelous Spatuletail
    • Mexican Woodnymph
    • Perija Metaltail
    • Purple-backed Sunbeam
    • Royal Sunangel
    • Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird
    • Scissor-tailed Hummingbird
    • Short-crested Coquette
    • Turquois-throated Puffleg
    • White-tailed Hummingbird


    How many kinds of hummingbirds are green?

    Female hummingbirds tend to be green on the back and have white under parts. It is the male hummingbirds that have the colorful throat.

    On the West Coast, the Anna's Hummingbird is green on the upperparts. The Rufous Hummingbird is rusty orange on the upper parts and tail.

    Of course, this is a gross generalization. Many hummingbirds, male and female, have green feathers. But females of most kinds of hummingbirds tend to be green with other colors more muted than the male.


    How many kinds of hummingbirds have red throats?

    Male hummingbirds have red throats.

    The color of the gorget (throat) on male hummingbirds can be red, orange, violet, blue, purple, pink

    The feathers themselves are actually black. The color is produced by sunlight diffracting off the feather structure, similar to the way raindrops scatter light to form a rainbow of different colors.




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