New Mexico Hummingbird Migration: 18 Fabulous Flyers

Nine common questions regarding the migration of New Mexico hummingbirds are discussed in this article.

When Do New Mexico Hummingbirds Arrive?

The earliest arrivals of New Mexico hummingbirds are seen in mid-March and new arrivals continue through July. The greatest influx of migrating hummingbirds will be in May.

According to the USDA, the earliest arrivals of New Mexico hummingbirds are seen in mid-March.

New Mexico hummingbirds begin their spring migration north from as far away as Panama, or as close as Mexico. New Mexico hummingbirds arrive in New Mexico as early as mid-March while some late migrators may arrive as late as July. 

By the end of July, all hummingbirds that are migrating further than New Mexico are gone from New Mexico.

The first migrating hummingbirds will be males followed by the females about a week later. The males arrive first to stake out the territory that they will defend as they try to attract a female.

Black-chinned hummingbirds are by far the most commonly seen New Mexico hummingbirds and will be the first migrating hummingbirds to be seen in New Mexico.

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Male Black-Chinned Hummingbird
Photo by: bird.whisperer

Watch for the male’s vividly colored gorget; a week or so later, the females will begin to appear at your feeders.
See my article: How to Identify a Hummingbird’s Gender in 4 Easy Steps

According to the Missouri Department Of Conservation, if New Mexico hummingbird enthusiasts start feeding them when they arrive, there is less chance they will move on and will decide to spend the summer in New Mexico.

New Mexico hummingbirds starting their spring migration north from Panama City, Panama need to fly 3,439 mles over land or 2,484 miles if flying across the Gulf of Mexico to reach Albuquerque.
New Mexico hummingbirds starting their journey north from Mexico, at the United States’ southernmost border at Brownsville Texas, need to fly 845 miles to reach Albuquerque.

Are There New Mexico Hummingbirds That Live in the State Year-round?

There are no hummingbird species that live in New Mexico year-round, however, the Rufous, Anna’s, and Rivoli’s hummingbirds are seen and documented in the middle of winter.

New Mexico Hummingbirds That Are Seen During Winter Months Shown In Order Of Abundance Seen In Winter

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Male Rufous Hummingbird
Photo by: Kevin Walsh
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Male Anna’s Hummingbird
Photo by: Kevin Walsh
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Male Rivoli’s Hummingbird
Photo by: Rekha Pawar

The general public is unaware of how cold-tolerant hummingbirds actually are.
Some banded hummingbirds have been observed at temperatures as low as -9 degrees Fahrenheit with a wind chill of -36 degrees Fahrenheit, according to eBird.org.

Which New Mexico Hummingbirds Breed and Nest in the State?

The Black-chinned, Broad-tailed, Anna’s, Broad-billed, Rivoli’s, Lucifer, Violet-crowned, and Costa’s hummingbirds are the only hummingbirds that breed and nests in New Mexico.

Black-chinned – The Black-chinned hummingbird breeds throughout the western United States extending southward into northern Mexico and northward into southern British Columbia.
The breeding states include Washington, Montana, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

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Male Black-Chinned Hummingbird
Photo by: bird.whisperer
Black chinned Breeding Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: Black-Chinned Breeding Map

Broad-tailed – The Broad-tailed hummingbird breeds primarily in the western United States and the center of Mexico. They are noticeably absent in the coastal states of Washington, Oregon and California with the exception of a small along the California/Nevada state line.
Broad-tailed hummingbird breeding states include Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas, and a small area in South Dakota at the state border with Wyoming.

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Male Broad-Tailed Hummingbird
Photo by: bird.whisperer
Broad tailed Breeding Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: Broad-Tailed Breeding Map

Anna’s – The Anna’s hummingbird breeds primarily along the western coastline of North America from Vancouver, BC to the southernmost tip of Baja California and extending eastward in central California to include the southern tip of Nevada, about 75% of Arizona, and into the western coast of upper Mexico.
There are isolated scattered breeding areas identified in Idaho, Arkansas, the Chicago area, and northern British Columbia.

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Adult Male Anna’s Hummingbird
Photo by: Kevin Walsh
Annas Breeding Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: Anna’s Breeding Map

Broad-billed – The Broad-billed hummingbird breeds primarily in Mexico with the noticeable absence along the coastline with the Gulf of Mexico.
Their breeding grounds extend northward into areas of Arizona and Texas.

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Male Broad-billed Hummingbird
Photo by: hummingbirdsbysuprise
Broad billed Breeding Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: Broad-Billed Breeding Map

Rivoli’s – The Rivioli’s hummingbird breeds primarily throughout Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. There are a few scattered breeding areas in Arizona, New Mexico, and western Texas.

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Male Rivoli’s Hummingbird
Photo by: Anthony Lujan
Riviolis Breeding Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: Rivoli’s Breeding Map

Lucifer – The Lucifer hummingbird breeds primarily in the center of Mexico but extends its breeding grounds northward in a few scattered spots that include the stats of Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas.

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Male Lucifer Hummingbird
Photo by: Anthony Lujan
Lucifer Breeding Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: Lucifer Breeding Map

Violet-crowned – The Violet-crowned hummingbird breeds primarily along the pacific coastline in Mexico but does have a few scattered breeding sites in southern Arizona and New Mexico.

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Male Violet-Crowned Hummingbird
Photo by: hummingbirdsbysuprise
Violet crowned Breeding Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: Violet-Crowned Breeding Map

Costa’s – The Costa’s hummingbird breeds along the Pacific coastline from as far north as San Francisco southward to the tip of Baja California. This coastline preference is extended into Mexico’s coastline with the Sea Of Cortez to the tip of Baja California as well.
The Coast’s breeding ground extends eastward into the states of Nevada and Arizona and into the southwest tip of Utah.

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Male Costa’s Hummingbird
Photo by: hummingbirdsbysuprise
Coastas Breeding Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: Costa’s Breeding Map

The entire reason for northern migration, much like salmon swimming upstream to their place of birth to lay eggs, is for female hummingbirds to return to the area where they were born to build a nest, mate, and raise a family.

When a female hummingbird arrives at the breeding grounds, her attention shifts to building a nest and then looking for a mate.

Hummingbird females prefer to build their nests in deciduous trees, 10 to 20 feet above the ground.

It will take her between 5 and 7 days to construct the nest of materials such as plant down, moss, and fine plant fibers, decorated with lichens and held together by spider webs.

See my article: Hummingbird Parents: (Mating to Nesting)
See my article: Baby Hummingbirds: (Egg to Fledgling)

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Female Allen’s on Nest
Photo by: Aaron Gomperts

Each species of male hummingbird has its own unique mating dance ritual of courtship to attract a female. They do perfectly choreographed dives and dance maneuvers to attract a flirty female.
See my article: Hummingbird Dance: 5 Interpretive Explanations

During the mating ritual, there is no penetration since male hummingbirds lack external sexual organs.

The “Cloacal Kiss” occurs when the cloacae, (pronounced “kloh-ay-see”), of both hummingbirds are brought together during the brief mating procedure, which lasts only three to five seconds.

After the Cloacal kiss, the female must begin building the nest immediately.

Each brood of hummingbirds typically produces two eggs, laid on consecutive days.

The majority of hummingbirds have two broods annually, although some may have more depending on the timing of their migration and the duration of the days they spend in their breeding areas.

New Mexico nesting hummingbirds usually have 2 broods per year but some may have time to work in a third brood.

When Should I Put Up My Feeders For New Mexico Hummingbirds?

New Mexico hummingbird enthusiasts should put out hummingbird feeders in mid-March to attract the very earliest arriving migrating hummingbirds.
The majority of New Mexico migrating hummingbirds will arrive in July.

If migrating hummingbirds are fed when they start to arrive there is less chance of them moving on.

Hummingbird aficionados can reduce the likelihood that hummingbirds will leave the state and elect to spend the summer there by providing food for them as soon as they arrive, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Approximately one week after the arrival of the male hummingbirds, the females will follow.

Other New Mexico hummingbirds will continue to arrive until about mid-July.
Hummingbirds seen in New Mexico after mid-July will be hummingbirds that will spend their entire summer in New Mexico.

Make sure to use high-quality nectar solutions in your hummingbird feeders; homemade nectar works best.
See my article: Forget Commercial Hummingbird Food, Try Making Homemade Nectar
See my article: The One Thing You Need to Eliminate From a Hummingbird’s Diet

How Long Do New Mexico Hummingbirds Stay in the State?

New Mexico hummingbirds stay in the state for at least six months.
They will start arriving as early as mid-March and most will be gone in October.
Some Rufous, Anna’s, and Rivoli’s are seen in New Mexico during winter, but most migrate south for the winter.
No hummingbird species live in New Mexico year-round.

The general public is unaware of how tolerant hummingbirds actually are.
Some banded hummingbirds have been observed at temperatures as low as -9 degrees Fahrenheit with a wind chill of -36 degrees Fahrenheit, according to eBird.org.

Some migrating seasonal hummingbirds choose to over-winter in New Mexico and those too old or injured to migrate will be the only likely hummingbirds New Mexico hummingbird enthusiasts will see during the winter.

The Rufous, Anna’s, and Rivoli’s hummingbirds are the most probable migratory hummingbirds to decide to spend the winter in New Mexico.

In Pennsylvania, a state known for its cold harsh winters, the Valley Forge Audubon Society reports winter sightings of the Allen’s, Calliope, Rufous, and Black-chinned hummingbirds. 

Because hummingbirds have such long memories, they will revisit the flowers and feeders they frequented during their spring migration and will remember them when they migrate back to the south in the fall.
See my article: Hummingbird Adaptation and Remarkable Ability to Locate Food

The most common New Mexico hummingbirds seen during the hot summer months will be the Black-chinned, Broad-tailed, Rufous, and Calliope.

Rare summer visitors to New Mexico include the Violet-crowned and White-eared hummingbirds.

Finding strategies to provide your hummingbirds with cool nectar might be crucial when the summer heat becomes unpleasant and tough to handle.
See my article: How to Help Hummingbirds in Hot Weather

When Do New Mexico Hummingbirds Leave the State?

New Mexico hummingbirds begin leaving the state as early as late August and by late November they have migrated to their over-wintering areas in Mexico and Central America.
No hummingbirds live in New Mexico year-round.

Most of New Mexico migrating hummingbirds are gone by the end of November but a few stragglers might stay until the end of the year.

A few older hummingbirds will be the first to start the fall migration as early as late August, depending on their strength and energy, with the youngest hummingbirds finishing the fall migration by the end of November.

An article from the University of Southern Mississippi states that the hummingbirds that are the oldest will begin their migration earlier than the others.

This elongated migration time frame ensures late straggling migrants have enough food available to fuel their bodies before making the long taxing migration south for the winter.

Some migrating hummingbirds New Mexico will possibly see during the winter are migrating hummingbirds that are too old or injured to migrate.

The circannual (annual internal clock) and circadian (day internal clock) rhythms cause hummingbird migration.

The inclination of a single hummingbird to migrate is triggered by a variety of circumstances, including variations in temperature, time of year, and weather; other causes include a loss in food supplies and a reduction in sunshine due to shortened days.

Similar to the spring migration, male hummingbirds start the fall migration to the south first. As soon as the female hummingbirds have finished rearing their young to the point that they can travel independently, they will set out on their southern fall migration.

When Should I Take Down My Feeders For New Mexico Hummingbirds?

Mid-to-late November, or after a few weeks without any hummingbird sightings, is the ideal time to remove New Mexico hummingbird feeders for the winter.
Feeders are left up all winter by some New Mexico to feed the uncommon winter hummingbirds and those that are too old or injured to migrate.

The dilemma hummingbird enthusiasts struggle with every year is whether to leave the hummingbird feeders up all year or take them down during the winter.

The challenge then becomes preventing the nectar from hummingbirds from freezing.
See my article: 11 DIY Ways To Keep Hummingbird Nectar From Freezing

Investing in a hummingbird feeder warmer, like the Hummer Health feeder heater, is one approach to prevent hummingbird nectar from freezing.
Unfortunately, it is only compatible with a select few types of hummingbird feeders, like the Aspect’s HummZinger feeder.

The Rufous, Anna’s, and Rivoli’s hummingbirds, who are New Mexico most likely winter visitors, depend on the nectar that some hummingbird fans leave out all winter long.

Most Black-chinned, Broad-tailed, Calliope, Broad-billed, Ruby-throated, Lucifer, Violet-crowned, Costa’s, White-eared, Blue-throated Mountain-gem, Allen’s, Berylline, Cinnamon, Mexican violetear, Plain-capped Starthroat hummingbirds will not spend the winter in New Mexico and will decide to migrate south to Mexico for the winter.

Keeping hummingbird feeders up during the winter is a noble gesture that helps other migrating species that are injured or too old to migrate by providing them with nectar.
See my article: 11 DIY Ways to Keep Hummingbird Nectar From Freezing
See my article: Should I Keep My Hummingbird Feeder Out During the Winter?

Hummingbird enthusiasts who leave hummingbird feeders up all winter provide much-welcome nutrition for late migrators and hummingbirds too old or injured to migrate.

The general public is unaware of how tolerant hummingbirds actually are.
Some banded hummingbirds have been observed at temperatures as low as -9 degrees Fahrenheit with a wind chill of -36 degrees Fahrenheit, according to eBird.org.
See my article: 3 Reasons Why Hummingbirds Are Banded

Hummingbirds that depend on these wintertime feeders may die if hummingbird feeders are taken down in the middle of winter during periods of below-freezing temperatures.
See my article: 11 DIY Ways to Keep Hummingbird Nectar From Freezing

How Long Does It Take a New Mexico Hummingbird to Migrate?

New Mexico hummingbirds 28 hours of flying at its average flight speed of 30mph to fly from Albuquerque to the most distant Mexican border 845 miles away at Brownsville, Texas.
Hummingbirds migrating to Panama 2,484 miles across the Gulf of Mexico or 3,439 over land, will need to fly 83 or 115 hours respectively.

Some fly at a relaxed distance as slow as 1 hour per day, others fly up to 500 miles non-stop in about 20 hours as some do while migrating across the Gulf of Mexico.

Unlike other migrating birds, hummingbirds do not travel in flocks.
Individual hummingbirds travel according to their own internal clock.

This staggered migration pattern ensures resources are not consumed and depleted all at once.

Hummingbirds regularly acquire between 25% and 50% of their body weight as migration draws near by eating more nectar from feeders and blooming plants and by collecting more insects in midair for protein.

This rise in body fat provides the hummingbird with energy for its protracted migration flight.

Expect to see an increased volume of southern migrating hummingbird visitors to your feeders in New Mexico during this fall migration from August through November.

Hummingbirds that stopped by your feeders in the spring will remember exactly where it is, and they will probably stop by again en route to their overwintering grounds in Mexico and Central America.
See my article: Hummingbird Adaptation and Remarkable Ability to Locate Food

Where Do New Mexico Hummingbirds Go in the Winter?

New Mexico Black-chinned, Broad-tailed, Rufous, Calliope, Broad-billed, Rivoli’s, Ruby-throated, Lucifer, Violet-crowned, Costa’s, White-eared, Blue-throated Mountain-gem, Berylline, Cinnamon, Mexican violetear, Plain-capped Starthroat hummingbirds travel south to over-winter in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.
Anna’s over-winter in upper Mexico and California.
Allen’s Overwinter in southern California.

Black-chinned – The Black-chinned hummingbird overwinters primarily in Mexico. Black-chinned hummingbirds are seen in some years, during winter months, in scattered areas throughout the USA including Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Arkansas, North Carolina, and as far north as Maryland and Pennsylvania.

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Male Black-Chinned Hummingbird
Photo by: sony_alpha_male
Black chinned Overwintering Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: Black-Chinned Over-Wintering Map

Broad-tailed – The Broad-tailed hummingbird overwinters primarily in Mexico and Guatemala. Broad-tailed hummingbirds are seen in some years, during winter months, in scattered areas in Western Texas.

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Male Broad-Tailed Hummingbird
Photo by: bird.whisperer
Broad tailed Overwintering Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: Broad-Tailed Over-Wintering Map

Rufous – The Rufous hummingbird overwinters primarily in Mexico. Rufous hummingbirds are seen in some years, during the winter months, in scattered areas throughout the USA including New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

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Rufous Overwintering Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: Rufous Over-Wintering Map

Calliope – The Calliope hummingbird overwinters primarily on the west coast of Mexico. Calliope hummingbirds are seen in some years, during winter months, in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York.

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Male Calliope Hummingbird
Photo by: sony_alpha_male
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Adult Male Calliope Hummingbird
Photo by: Bob Free
Calliope Overwintering Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: Calliope Over-Wintering Map

Anna’s – The Anna’s hummingbird overwinters primarily in Southern California and the upper parts of Baja and Mexico. Anna’s hummingbirds are seen in some years, during winter months, in scattered areas throughout the USA including Texas, Missouri, Illinois (Chicago area), Maryland, Utah, and Idaho.

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Adult Male Anna’s Hummingbird
Photo by: Kevin Walsh
Annas Overwintering Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: Anna’s Over-Wintering Map

Broad-billed – The Broad-billed hummingbird overwinters primarily in Mexico. Broad-billed hummingbirds are seen in some years, during winter months, in scattered areas throughout the USA including Texas, Arizona, Louisiana, Florida, and Utah.

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Male Broad-billed Hummingbird
Photo by: hummingbirdsbysuprise
Broad billed Overwintering Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: Broad-Billed Over-Wintering Map

Rivoli’s – The Rivoli’s hummingbird overwinters primarily in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Some Ravioli’s hummingbirds are seen in some years, during winter months, in scattered areas of Southern Arizona and Western Texas.

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Male Juvenile Rivoli’s Hummingbird
Photo by: Anthony Lujan
Rivolis Overwintering Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: Rivoli’s Over-Wintering Map

Ruby-throated – The Ruby-throated hummingbird overwinters primarily in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Ruby-throated hummingbirds are seen in some years, during the winter months, in scattered areas throughout the USA including New Mexico, Texas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

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Male Ruby-throated
Photo by: mz13hummingbirds
Ruby throated Overwintering Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: Ruby-Throated Over-Wintering Map

Lucifer The Lucifer hummingbird overwinters primarily in central Mexico in the Western half of the west side of the country.

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Male Lucifer Hummingbird
Photo by: Anthony Lujan
Lucifer Overwinthering Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: Lucifer Over-Wintering Map

Violet-crowned The Violet-crowned hummingbird overwinters primarily in Mexico. Violet-crowned hummingbirds are seen in some years, during winter months, in scattered areas of Arizona.

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Male Violet-Crowned Hummingbird
Photo by: hummingbirdsbysuprise
Violet crowned Overwintering Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: Violet-Crowned Over-Wintering Map

Costa’s– The Costa’s hummingbird overwinters primarily in Southern California, Southern Arizona, Baja California, and the Western Coast of Mexico. The Costa’s hummingbirds are seen in some years, during the winter months, in Nevada and Utah.

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Male Costa’s Hummingbird
Photo by: bird.whisperer
Costas Overwintering Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: Costa’s Over-Wintering Map

White-eared – The White-eared hummingbird overwinters primarily in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.

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Male White-Eared Hummingbird
Photo by: Ernesto Perez
White eared Overwintering Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: White-Eared Over-Wintering Map

Blue-throated Mountain-gem – The Blue-throated Mountain-gem hummingbirds are not really migratory hummingbirds but reside in Mexico year-round. Some Blue-throated hummingbirds are seen in some years, during winter months, in scattered areas in Southern Arizona and Western Texas.

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Juvenile Blue-Throated Mountain-Gem Hummingbird
Photo by: Anthony Lujan
Blue throated Mountain Gem Overwintering Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: Blue-Throated Mountain-Gem Over-Wintering Map

Allen’s – The Allen’s hummingbird overwinters primarily in Southern California. The Allen’s hummingbirds are seen in some years, during winter months, in scattered areas throughout the USA including Texas, Tennessee, and as far north as Maryland, New York, and Wisconsin.

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Male Allen’s Hummingbird
Photo by: IntheWildwithRick
Allens Overwintering Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: Allen’s Over-Wintering Map

Berylline – The Berylline hummingbirds are not really migratory hummingbirds and live year-round in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. They also live year-round in a couple of spots in Southern Arizona.

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Male Berylline Hummingbird
Photo by: Anthony Lujan
Berylline Overwintering Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: Berylline Over-Wintering Map

Cinnamon – The Cinnamon hummingbirds are not migratory hummingbirds and are year-round residents on the Western coast of Mexico, all parts of Southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.

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Juvenile Cinnamon Hummingbird
Photo by: Anthony Lujan
Cinnamon Overwintering Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbird: Cinnamon Over-Wintering Map

Mexican Violetear – The Mexican Violetear hummingbird overwinters primarily in Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. Mexican Violetear hummingbirds are seen in some years, during winter months, in scattered areas throughout the USA including Arizona, Texas, and Louisiana.

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Male Mexican Violetear
Photo by: Ernesto Perez
Mexican Violetear Overwintering Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbirds: Mexican Violetear Over-Wintering Map

Plain-capped Starthroat – The Plain-capped Starthroat hummingbird overwinters primarily in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Plain-capped Starthroat hummingbirds are seen in some years, during winter months, in scattered areas of Arizona.

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Plain-Capped Starthroat Hummingbird
Photo by: Ernesto Perez
Plain capped Starthroat Overwintering Map Picture
New Mexico Hummingbird: Plain-Capped Hummingbird Over-Wintering Map

Every hummingbird has an exceptional memory. Throughout their spring migration, they can recall every flower or feeder they visited, and they will revisit those spots every year.

Hummingbirds have been seen to return to a feeder even after it has been removed for a few years.
See my article: Hummingbird Adaptation and Remarkable Ability to Locate Food

Check out my other posts on Hummingbird Questions

Happy Hummingbird Watching!

Elizabeth Donaldson

Hi Everyone! I have always loved our backyard and have been fascinated with all the wildlife living there. I am especially amazed by the skill, strength, and beauty of hummingbirds. I hope this article answered your questions.

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