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Species of Hummingbirds Southwest

This list contains the species of hummingbirds southwest United States. That is, the species of hummingbirds sighted in the southwestern states.

For convenience, they are listed in alphabetical order, not by frequency of sightings.

An ornithologist was not involved in the creation of this list.

Some sightings can be rare.

It is very exciting to see hummingbirds that are unusual for your location.

Anyone living in the southwest is lucky.

This part of the country has the largest number of hummingbirds.

Another advantage that you have is that some species stay year round.

Some southwestern states have had forest fires in recent years.

These wildfires have significantly jeopardized the safety of hummingbirds.

Wonderful people living outside of these fire zones have put up extra feeders to make up for the loss of feeding territory.

If you do live the area of the country, we urge you to hang extra hummingbird feeders to help our little friends.

Arizona has the most hummingbirds of any state in the United States and the host to many hummingbird tours.

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Of interest in the Southwest is the Arizona-Sonora Desert Hummingbird Museum.

Happy Hummingbird Sightings!


Anna’s, Allen’s, Berylline, Black-chinned, Blue-throated, Broad-billed, Broad-tailed, ( a famous Bee Hummingbird sighting in the 1990’s), Calliope, Cinnamon, Costa’s, Lucifer, Magnificent, Plain-capped, Starthroat, Ruby-throated, Rufous


Allen’s, Anna’s, Berylline, Black-chinned, Blue-throated, Broad-billed, Broad-tailed, Calliope, Cinnamon, Costa’s, Lucifer, Magnificent, Plain-capped, Starthroat, Ruby-throated, Rufous, Violet-crowned


Anna’s, Black-chinned, Broad-tailed, Calliope, Green-Violet-ear, Ruby-throated, Rufous


Allen’s, Anna’s, Antillean Crested, Black-chinned, Blue-throated, Calliope, Costa’s, Green Violet-ear, Lucifer, Magnificent, Ruby-throated, Rufous, Violet-crowned, Violet-ear, White-eared

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