We had 6 families participating in ORWMA’s first ever Hummingbird census. Our official census dates were August 27 through September 2, 2013. However, a significant increase in the number of hummers present was noted on September 4th by three families.
Note: One participating family had a nested pair of Black-chinned Hummingbirds visiting, along with 1 juvenile bird.
Hummingbird Species 8/27-9/2 9-4 to Posting
Black-chinned 10 34
Buff-bellied 1 1
Ruby-throated 55 75
Rufous 1 1
TOTALS: 67 111
Did you know:
- Texas has noted more species of Hummingbirds than any other state.
- A Hummingbird’s heart can beat at a rate of more than 1200 beats/minute while in flight.
- Hummingbirds are the only bird that can fly backwards, forwards, up, down, sideways or hover in space.