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Old Monday 1st March 2010, 03:45   #1
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Hummingbird migration schedule -- by state

It's almost time. I found this migration schedule (by state):

This is for Arizona:

Arizona --

Broad-billed Hummingbird -- Arrives late March or early April; leaves in September. Common in some riparian woodlands and mesquite washes in southeastern Arizona.

White-eared Hummingbird -- Rare summer resident in riparian woodlands and pine-oak woodlands in southeastern Arizona. Most often seen at Ramsey Canyon.

Cinnamon Hummingbird (extremly rare) - one summer record from Patagonia.

Berylline Hummingbird -- Rare in summer in Chiricahua, Santa Rita, and Huachuca Mountains of sotheastern Arizona.

Violet-crowned Hummingbird -- Rare summer resident in southeastern Arizona. Riparian woodlands. Most often at Patagonia, Portal, Ramsey Canyon, and Madera Canyon.

Blue-throated Hummingbird -- Arrives April; leaves late October.

Magnificent Humingbird -- Arrives in late March and leaves in late October or early November. Seen in mountains.

Plain-capped Starthroat (very rare)-- Rare in late summer and early fall in southeastern Arizona, likes agave-covered foothills.

Lucifer Hummingbird (rare) -- Arrives early April; leaves early October. In southeastern Arizona, especially in agave-covered foothills

Black-chinned Hummingbird -- Arrives in March, leaves in early October

Anna's Hummingbird -- Common in winter in Tucson and Phoenix. Also in desert scrub and riparian areas. Rare in summer. Nests between January and June.

Costa's Hummingbird -- Common in late winter and spring in desert scrub desert washes, and grassland where there are ocotillos. Uncommon in winter in Tucson.

Calliope Hummingbird -- Rare in April migration; returns in July and can be seen until early September.

Bumblebee Hummingbird -- Possible record over 100 years ago in southeastern Arizona.

Broad-tailed Hummingbird -- Arrives in March; leaves in late September. Seen in mountains.

Rufous Hummingbird -- Passes through, especially in western Arizona, in March and April (uncommon). Then passes through entire state in large numbers from July to mid-October. Rare in winter.

Allen's Hummingbird -- rare, usually in July. Almost impossible to distinguish from Rufous Hummingbird unless it is an adult male.
To the AZ residents: Does this agree with what you've seen in AZ?
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Old Monday 1st March 2010, 10:27   #2
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Originally Posted by PumaMan View Post
It's almost time. I found this migration schedule (by state):

This is for Arizona:

To the AZ residents: Does this agree with what you've seen in AZ?
Not in Arizona, but it does not agree with what I know in Texas.
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Old Wednesday 3rd March 2010, 06:55   #3
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Originally Posted by PumaMan View Post
To the AZ residents: Does this agree with what you've seen in AZ?
For most species, not really. For example:
  • Rufous have been coming through SE AZ since at least mid-February; some years the first sightings are in late January.
  • The first Broad-taileds typically arrive by the third week of February.
  • Anna's are abundant from late summer through early fall at most of the popular mountain feeding stations (less so in the Chiricahua Mountains), and nesting records stretch from as early as October to as late as July.
  • Broad-billeds and Violet-crowneds are year-round residents in some areas, and VCs see to be more regular here in Bisbee than anywhere on the list except Patagonia.
  • White-eareds are more often seen in Miller Canyon than Ramsey Canyon in recent years.
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