Hummingbird Invasion

Anna’s hummingbirds have invaded Alaska! Three have been recently documented in Seward, two in Homer, one on Sunday in Cordova, and eleven have been banded in Juneau. This species is common along the Pacific Coast and normally ranges as far north as British Columbia. A tough little hummer, it can overwinter where other hummers, like our more usual Rufous hummingbirds, migrate. These hummers, including Seward’s, may have hatched in the local areas. It will be interesting to see how long they stay and if they can survive the long, cold, winter nights. Meanwhile, it’s quite a thrill to watch these amazing, tiny, feathered jewels!

Check out the Alaska Hummingbird Project Facebook site at <https://www.facebook.com/alaskahummingbird/> and enjoy full episodes of PBS  nature documentaries including Super Hummingbirds at <http://www.pbs.org/video/2365861611/>


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