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Jeff Goldblum
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Gardner, LA
Member since Nov 2004
815 posts

2019 Flight of the Hummingbirds
Anybody seen any yet?


Clyde Tipton
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Planet Earth
Member since Dec 2007
35341 posts

re: 2019 Flight of the Hummingbirds
Just about to get my feeders out... Nothing in NWLA yet, but South LA is reporting sightings.


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EveryoneGetsATrophy
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2017
811 posts

re: 2019 Flight of the Hummingbirds
Put my feeders out Sunday in SELA. Nothing yet. Last year was incredible. It was like a Star Wars movie every evening.


saltwaterdawg
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Member since Nov 2016
470 posts

re: 2019 Flight of the Hummingbirds
At the house after only seeing 2 or 3 I moved my feeders. My numbers went up to 30+ and I had to refill my feeders every other day. I’m ready for them to return.


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shell01
Texas A&M Fan
Marianna, FL
Member since Jul 2014
314 posts

re: 2019 Flight of the Hummingbirds
Had my first of season, a female rufous hummingbird migrating through on March 2nd here in Tallahassee. If your feeders aren't out already you're late! In fact, there's really no reason NOT to keep feeders out all year round along the gulf coast.


Boat Motor Bandit
Member since Jun 2016
1610 posts

re: 2019 Flight of the Hummingbirds
Yes since Saturday they will take your head off when you walk across the back porch. 10-20 all day everyday. Cat has layed silently in anticipation of one screwing up all week!!! SWLA.


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Columbia
Houston Astros Fan
Land of the Yuppies
Member since Mar 2016
2096 posts

re: 2019 Flight of the Hummingbirds
Saw my first one today in Brandon, MS. A black chinned.


austin2015
Member since Feb 2015
455 posts

re: 2019 Flight of the Hummingbirds
I put my feeder out this week. Haven’t seen anything at.


MikeD
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
2783 posts

re: 2019 Flight of the Hummingbirds
I've had my feeders out for several days and nothing yet.


saltwaterdawg
Mississippi St. Fan
Member since Nov 2016
470 posts

re: 2019 Flight of the Hummingbirds
Saw my first yesterday in Central Mississippi.


MikeD
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
2783 posts

re: 2019 Flight of the Hummingbirds
I’m still not seeing hardly any so far. Anyone seeing good numbers?


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celltech1981
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Jul 2014
7970 posts

re: 2019 Flight of the Hummingbirds
Image: https://d1ia71hq4oe7pn.cloudfront.net/photo/70695751-480px.jpg


saw a HUGE on in the marsh last weekend. Looked about like this one. Anybody know what species of hummingbird this is?


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bamarep
Alabama Fan
Monkey Town
Member since Nov 2013
43431 posts

re: 2019 Flight of the Hummingbirds
Saw one about a week ago and then had two show up this past Monday.


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Tigris
Montana Fan
Fernando Poo
Member since Jul 2005
9817 posts

re: 2019 Flight of the Hummingbirds
The first I saw was on the 17th. Since then I've seen one or two a day but the numbers are still very low.

Two Swallow-tailed Kites just now, they show up around the same time.


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Tigris
Montana Fan
Fernando Poo
Member since Jul 2005
9817 posts

re: 2019 Flight of the Hummingbirds
quote:

Had my first of season, a female rufous hummingbird migrating through on March 2nd here in Tallahassee. If your feeders aren't out already you're late! In fact, there's really no reason NOT to keep feeders out all year round along the gulf coast.


Very nice, and Amen. I live due south of you on the coast, in the town that cures everything. Over the winter I had a couple of ruby-throated that did not stay long enough either time to call a bander. Two years ago he did come out and band a juvenile ruby-throat that was here for several weeks.


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webstew
LSU Fan
B-city
Member since May 2009
1253 posts

re: 2019 Flight of the Hummingbirds
Saw one in the wisteria on Sunday at Lake Bistineau (NWLA).


Tigris
Montana Fan
Fernando Poo
Member since Jul 2005
9817 posts

re: 2019 Flight of the Hummingbirds
I posted this link on the OT but this thread is a better place. This is a map of last year's ruby-throated hummingbird migration. It uses eBird records and plots each bird seen by date and then does a map for each week. You can pause it and move the slider by date if you want to know where hummingbirds are at any time of the year.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Migration

Some interesting things:

South Florida has a good population all winter.

New Orleans and Jacksonville have small winter populations.

Early in migration some are working up through the Mexican coast while others are flying from the Yucatan to Florida without a Cuba stop.

They then push up through Texas and Florida with about equal speed though there is an early jump into San Antonio, Houston, and north Florida sees a lot more very early birds than Texas.

Around March 28 the true migration starts and gulf coast populations explode from Gulf of Mexico crossings.

Canada does not see any until May, but by May 23 some have made it as far as Edmonton.

By mid May they are gone from south Florida - they do not breed there.

In July the country starts going from orange to purple - that is increased numbers due to breeding.

By late August they are pulling out of Canada and some are headed down through Mexico already.

Most of the migration looks like it goes through coastal Texas and Mexico; maybe some of the young are not mature enough for the cross Gulf flight. There is no migration down the Florida peninsula. I have a ton late in the year in the Panhandle so they are all ones that fly over the Gulf.

Coastal Carolinas hold on to some pretty late.

Fun stuff.





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SpeckledTiger
LSU Fan
Denham Springs
Member since Jul 2010
1197 posts

re: 2019 Flight of the Hummingbirds
Had a few fly by but nothing stopping to feed or even landing in the rose bush. I'm in Denham Springs.
This post was edited on 3/29 at 9:51 am


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roobedoo
LSU Fan
hall summit
Member since Jun 2008
390 posts

re: 2019 Flight of the Hummingbirds
Based on this thread we put out a feeder. Had a bird in less than one hour. We are about 15 miles north of Mckinney, TX.


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MotorBoater
LSU Fan
Hammond
Member since Sep 2010
1440 posts

re: 2019 Flight of the Hummingbirds
One blew by my head yesterday. It scared me it was so close. I guess I will put my feeders back out this afternoon. I am in tangipahoa parish.


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