Species of Hummingbirds
Mid-West Region

Species of Hummingbirds Mid-West: The list is arranged in alphabetical order.

It is not arranged in the order of frequency of sightings.

It would be a wonderful experience to see an unusual hummingbird species in your location.


Some of these sightings are very rare.

So keep watching hummingbirds, someday this privilege might be yours.

Perhaps, it already has?

We welcome stories of all hummingbird sightings both rare and common.

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The Mid-West consists of these states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin.

This region is home to vast stretches of grasslands called plains along with many streams and lakes as in the state of Minnesota.

Known as "The Breadbasket", crops and vegetation are plentiful making it a good climate for hummingbird flowers which support a wide variety of species of hummingbirds in the Mid-West.

An interesting fact is that hybrid hummingbirds have been spotted in this region of the country.

Some species of hummingbirds, such as the Anna's and Costa's interbreed occasionally.

For the purpose of identification most hybrid hummingbirds blend characteristics of both parents.

These hybrids have not been named. In the past other species that have interbred a long time ago, (maybe centuries ago)  may have eventually been recognized, classified and named as a new species.

HAPPY HUMMINGBIRD SIGHTINGS!


ILLINOIS:
Allen’s, Broad-billed, Ruby-throated, Rufous


INDIANA:

Black-chinned, Ruby-throated, Rufous


IOWA:

Ruby-throated, Rufous


KANSAS:

Allen’s, Anna’s, Broad-billed, Broad-tailed, Calliope, Costa’s, Magnificent, Ruby-throated, Rufous


MICHIGAN:

Broad-billed, Green Violet-ear, Ruby-throated, Rufous, White-eared


MINNESOTA:

Anna’s. Calliope, Magnificent, Ruby-throated, Rufous


NEBRASKA:

Broad-tailed
, Calliope, Ruby-throated, Rufous


NORTH DAKOTA:

Ruby-throated
, Rufous


OHIO:

Anna’s
, Calliope, Green Violet-ear, Ruby-throated, Rufous


SOUTH DAKOTA:

Broad-tailed
, Calliope, Ruby-throated, Rufous


WISCONSIN:

Anna’s
, Green-Violet-ear, Ruby-throated, Rufous



› Species of the Mid-West


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