Texas hummingbird migration update

This video from the USA says about itself:

23 September 2016

This male Lucifer Hummingbird, curved bill and all, remains anchored to his feeder port despite all of the birds hovering around him. Did you know that some of the hummingbirds we see on cam have an average wingbeat frequency between 50-60 times per second when they’re hovering!? Their small size allows them to generate lift by using both backward and forward wing motions to “float” in the air and feed on nectar.

Watch live at http://AllAboutBirds.org/TexasHummers.

The West Texas Hummingbird Feeder Cam is nestled in the mountains outside Fort Davis, Texas, at an elevation of over 6200 feet. This site hosts a total of 24 Perky-Pet® Grand Master hummingbird feeders, and during peak migration can attract hundreds of hummingbirds from a dozen species that are migrating through the arid mountains.

For the past 10 years, researchers from West Texas Avian Research have been banding hummingbirds at this site and others throughout the Trans-Pecos region of Texas to study the status and distribution of hummingbirds throughout the poorly known region.

13 thoughts on “Texas hummingbird migration update

  1. Pingback: Cuban emerald hummingbird’s nest | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: Many hummingbirds at Texas webcam | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: No new blog posts, will re-start soon! | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: Texas hummingbirds, identification video | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: Bird migration in the Americas | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: Bullock’s oriole at Texas hummingbird webcam | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  7. Pingback: Rare blue-throated hummingbird in Texas, USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  8. Pingback: Hummingbird fall migration already in Texas summer | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  9. Pingback: Male hummingbirds in Texas, USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  10. Pingback: Rivoli’s hummingbirds, juvenile and adult in Texas | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  11. Pingback: Many hummingbirds feeding in Texas | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  12. Pingback: Broad-tailed hummingbird video from Texas, USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  13. Pingback: Amur falcons, from killing to love in India | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.