Western Hummingbirds That Winter in the Southeast: OAS monthly program

Our speaker, expert hummingbird bander Fred Dietrich, has dispelled the long-thought-to-be-true fallacy that the Ruby-throated Hummingbird was the only hummingbird in the eastern U.S. Fred reported banding a Rufous Hummingbird in Tallahassee that was recaptured in Alaska in June 2010, the longest documented migration route of any hummingbird species. This year, Fred will update his bird-banding story and include photos of the only Costa’s Hummingbird recorded in Florida (and only the second record of it in the east) and two Broad-billed hummers in Tallahassee in 2012.

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