Georgia Winter Hummingbird Report for 2009 - 2010
The 2009-2010 winter hummer season is complete and we had 56 reports in 33 counties. This year was much better than last season where the numbers of winter hummingbirds were low all over the Southeastern US. The highlight of this season was the Buff-bellied Hummingbird that showed up just after the new year and stayed for several weeks in a yard on St. Simons Island. We had a few returning adults and some interesting recaptures of birds moving from one location to another. Another interesting observation is the number of Ruby-throats this year tied the Rufous for confirmed sightings. 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 2009-2010 winter season is as follows:
Buff-bellied Hummingbird - 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 14
Rufous Hummingbird - 16
Unknown Hummingbird - 25
Distribution Map for Winter of 2009 - 2010 (Updated 3/08/2011)
Here are the total number of wintering hummingbirds listed by county.