Location: Found on the West Coast, between Southern Oregon and Northern California, usually between the months of January and September.
Description: Males have a green back and crown, red throat, white breast and tail. Females are green with red flecks on the throat and a white breast.
Favorite Flowers: Columbine, hedge nettle, monkey flower, tree tobacco, California fuchsia, penstemon, paintbrush, morning glory, madrone, lupine, agave, eucalyptus, honeysuckle, sage
Habitats: Brushlands, woodlands, canyons, gardens, parks, mountain meadows.
Additional Info: Outer tail feathers of males vibrate in display.
Location: California, Arizona, occasionally found in Pacific Northwest, often found in urban areas.
Description: Males have green back with red throat and crown. Females are green with a small patch of red on throat. Both sexes have light gray and green undersides.
Favorite Flowers: Chinese lantern, fuchsia, honeysuckle, lantana, eucalyptus, bottlebrush, red-hot poker, citrus, monkey flower.
Habitats: Canyons, woodlands, gardens, mountains
Additional Info: Males have incredibly steep diving skills. Anna's Hummingbirds occasionally starve to death when bees or wasps become impaled on their bills.
Description: Males have a green back and crown, with a red throat and white underside. Females are green above, and sometimes have small dark spots on their throat, which is usually white.
Location: Eastern U.S. and Canada, south across Great Plains into eastern Texas.
Favorite Flowers: Bee balm, trumpet creeper, coral bells, columbine, morning glory, honeysuckle
Habitat: Woodlands, meadows, streamsides, parks, gardens
Additional Info: The ruby-throated hummingbird is one of the best-known hummingbirds in North America. It is the only hummingbird that's found in the eastern United States
Description: Plumage is dull compared to other hummingbirds. Males have a green back and crown, with a blue throat and gray underside. Females have a green back and crown, with a gray throat and gray underside. Both sexes have long black tails with white spots in the corner.
Location: Southern Arizona, southern New Mexico, and western Texas
Favorite Flowers: Gila, sage, penstemon, agave, columbine, lobelia, honey-suckle, California fuchsia.
Habitat: Streamsides of mountain canyons and valleys, gardens.
Additional Info: The Blue-throated hummingbird is the largest hummingbird that breeds in North America. It is approximately three times larger than the Ruby-throated Hummingbird and beats its wings at about half the rate of most smaller hummingbirds, approximately 23 times per second.
Description: The Rufous Hummingbird is known for its striking colors. Males are a brownish orange with a green crown, while females are green.
Location: Most of the western U.S., northward through British Columbia to southeastern Alaska, occasionally along the Gulf Coast and in Oregon and Idaho.
Favorite Flowers: Madrone, gilia, skyrocket, lungwort, honeysuckle, columbine, agave, paintbrush
Habitat: Woodlands, meadows, mountains, lowlands, chaparral, stream-sides, parks, gardens.
Additional Info: Rufous Hummingbirds have a reputation for extremely fast flying and extraordinary maneuverability. They are tough birds and often intimidate other species of hummingbirds.