Black-chinned Hummingbird – 2nd PA State Record!

Alex LamoreauxChase, Rarities15 Comments

With more and more winter hummingbirds reported each year throughout Pennsylvania, we have been breaking new records left and right. Last year about 100 winter hummingbirds were reported across the state, but only 49 of those were banded and most were Rufous Hummingbirds. Two Allen’s Hummingbirds, 1 Calliope Hummingbird, and the most insane of all – 1 Bahama Woodstar, were … Read More

Rufous Hummingbird – Somerset County, PA

Alex LamoreauxBirding, RaritiesLeave a Comment

Somerset County birder Jeff Payne has been hosting a beautiful immature female Rufous Hummingbird that was captured and banded by Bob Mulvihill to confirm the ID. On November 3rd, my friends and I were able to stop by and watch the hummer off-and-on for almost an hour before heading up to the Allegheny Front Hawk Watch for a PSO field … Read More

Delaware’s 1st Anna’s Hummingbird!

Alex LamoreauxBanding, Birding, Chase, Rarities, Science2 Comments

Read some newer info about the identification of this bird.  Each winter, as word gets out to more and more people to keep their hummingbird feeders out and ready throughout the late fall and winter months, increasing reports of rare western hummingbirds have been surfacing across the eastern states. Literally hundreds of Rufous Hummingbirds were found at feeders along the … Read More