Hummingbirds That May Be Seen In your Area (North America)

green violet ear FYI, I make no claim to be any kind of expert in identifying the numerous bird species I see at my feeders during winter, spring migrations, summer and fall migrations.

I was amazed to find that in my area of southwest Oklahoma, I have 6 different confirmed Hummingbird species that visit southwest Oklahoma during their spring migration north / fall migration south and as spring/summer/fall resident birds.
I’m going to pay closer attention to the Hummingbirds and keep a list of species I can identify that have visited my feeders.

Know species that have been seen and confirmed in Oklahoma.
* Anna’s
* Black-chinned
* Broad tailed
* Calliope
* Ruby-throated
* Rufous
* Green Violet-ear²

A State listing of Hummingbirds is to extensive to post here.
However Hummingbirds net Has a nice North American – State by State listing of Hummingbird species you can expect to see in your state. {List includes Canada}. has a short description and picture of both Male and Females to assist you in identifying birds that come to your feeders.

²Green Violet-ear can be seen in the highlands of the American tropics, from Mexico to Bolivia, Green Violet-ear is a dark green hummingbird and is commonly seen in forest clearings and edges for forested areas.
* Green Violet-ear is apparently somewhat nomadic, moving around mountain ranges, some wanderers may been found in many USA states every year.
** Green Violet-ear has been recorded many times in Texas, the species has also appeared in scattered locations from coast to coast and north as far as Canada.

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10 responses to “Hummingbirds That May Be Seen In your Area (North America)

  1. Great pictures! I love hummingbirds and Robins. Two of my favorite. I share a lot of bird pictures I take out our front window at our feeders in the winter on my facebook page. I can’t help it they are so very entertaining!

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  2. We have Rufous hummingbirds that live here year round as long as we keep the feeders full in winter. They’ve become our favorite bird, as they’re a constant in our days. Lovely posts!

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  3. I have only saw the Ruby-throated at my feeders here in Tennessee.

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    • Grin… you wont have as many bird fights with only one species at your feeders.
      My feeders are widely spaced and I have noticed that each one will be dominated by 1 species over the others.
      Happy Gardening


  4. Interesting & informative post and what a beautiful bird.Have never seen these colors before.We have an yellow colored Hummingbird( not sure what it’s called) visiting in Spring, in Illinois.Thank you, for sharing.

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