Hummingbirds are Making Their Way to Colorado + We Have the Buzz
If the activity on the Audubon portion of Grand Junction's Riverfront Trail is any indication, local bird watchers are out and about. Here's a chance to stay up to speed with hummingbird activity across Colorado.
Hummingbirds Sightings in Western Colorado for Spring 2022
According to Hummingbird Central, a Broad-tailed Hummingbird came to the feeder at a home in Montrose, Colorado on April 9 of this year. This is a little bit early compared to most years. The website Only In Your State reports:
Hummingbirds spend their time from around September to around April in warmer climates nearer to the equator. In April, though, they begin a mass migration northward – arriving in colorful Colorado in late April, and staying until about August.
Other Sightings Around Colorado for April 2022
It appears as though April 9, 2022 was the big day. These are the first four Hummingbird sightings for Colorado in 2022.
You'll notice that in each case, the birds observed were Broad-tailed Hummingbirds. According to audubon.org, this variety is typically found in mountain meadows and forests.
Breeds mostly in mountains, up to over 10,000 feet elevation. Mostly in rather open forest, especially near streams, including pine-oak and pinyon-juniper woods, and associations of spruce, Douglas-fir, and aspen. Migrants occur in all semi-open habitats of mountains and also make stopovers in lowlands. - audubon.org
Be a Part of the Fun
Hummingbird Central's Spring 2022 Hummingbird Migration Map is a ton of fun. You can be a part of it. You can report your sightings while remaining completely anonymous. They do not share your name, email, or exact address. They only share the info you provide regarding your city, state, and sighting details.