Winter 2008

 

Georgia Winter Hummingbird Report for 2008-2009

The 2008-2009 winter hummer season is now complete we had 40 reports in 24 counties.  This has been the lowest number of winter hummers since we have been tracking them.  Seems this was not unique to Georgia, but all over the southeast the numbers of winter hummingbirds were way low.  The highlight of this season was the Broad-billed Hummingbird that was spotted and photographed in Americus, GA in July.  We also had a good number of returning adults that were banded in prior year(s).  Thanks for all of your help in gathering this data on wintering hummingbirds in Georgia.  It will be interesting to see the trend on the yearly reports as the word gets out about feeding our winter hummingbirds in Georgia. 

The breakdown of species so far for the 2008-2009 winter season is as follows:

Broad-billed Hummingbird - 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 5

Black-chinned Hummingbird - 1

Rufous Hummingbird - 17

Unknown Hummingbird - 16

 

Distribution Map for Winter of 2008-2009 (Updated 3/8/2011)

 

 

 

Here are the total number of wintering hummingbirds listed by county.

County

# Of Winter Hummingbirds

Coffee 4
Hall 3
Toombs 3
Walton 3
Columbia 3
Chatham 2
Dawson 2
Forsyth 2
Fulton 2
Gwinnett 2
Bibb 1
Cherokee 1
Crisp 1
Dade 1
Dougherty 1
Jackson 1
Laurens 1
Lowndes 1
Muscogee 1
Newton 1
Putnam 1
Spalding 1
Sumter 1
Thomas 1
Totals # Reported 40

 

 
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