Hello there, fellow bird enthusiasts! It's Pop's here, your trusted guide through the world of hummingbirds. Today, I am thrilled to highlight several species that beautify our country. From east to west, we have unique and charming hummingbirds that sure know how to leave an impression. So, grab your binoculars, and let's get started!
I. Ruby-Throated Hummingbird: The Eastern Darling
If you live in the East, you've probably spotted the lovely Ruby-Throated Hummingbird. This species is the eastern states' sole representative, making their journey from wintering grounds in Central America up to the United States and Canada.
II. Anna's Hummingbird: The Reliable Pacific Companion
Heading west, we encounter the delightful Anna's Hummingbird. This species adorns the western coastline all year round–a rare constant in the hummingbird world!
III. Black-Chinned Hummingbird: The Desert Dweller
In the Southwest, among dry landscapes and canyon sceneries, you will find the charming Black-Chinned Hummingbird. Keep an eye out for them descending towards Mexico when the climate gets colder.
IV. Rufous Hummingbird: The Explorer
Last but not least, we have the Rufous Hummingbird. This species, the most widespread of all, embarks on a journey from the northwestern US to southern Mexico during winter.
And there you have it–an overview of some hummingbird species that grace our skies. This is not an exhaustive list, but consider it a nudge to start your own exploration. Who knows what spectacular views are waiting right in your backyard?
Until next time fellow bird-enthusiast, keep looking up and Happy Birding!