Wintering Hummingbird Recap

Adventures in Backyard Birding

The wintering season for hummingbirds is slowly winding to a close with many hummingbirds starting their migration westward to their breeding grounds so I wanted to recap what was seen this season. One of my goals prior to the season was to be more prepared by setting up more feeders as well as provide natural food sources through winter blooming plants. Overall I set up between 9-12 feeders spread throughout the backyard as well as planted 5 Shrimp plants.

The results were better than I could have imagined and through the end of September until February, I recorded visits from 8 different hummingbird species with 3 of those species being life birds. I also hosted 30-40 birders who either added a few species as life birds or the first time they observed them in Harris County.

The lessons learned through…

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