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Checklist S17534785

 
Location
Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:00 PM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
1
Duration:
24 hour(s)
Observers:
Reese Partridge
Comments:
I am documenting a wintering salasphorus (rufous/Allen's) hummingbird which we observed on a continuing basis beginning January 10, 2014. The last day we observed it was February 17, 2014. The bird fed from a sugar water hummingbird feeder which we hung from a covered deck overlooking Jefferies Park. A next door neighbor also hung a hummingbird feeder and the hummingbird was observed visiting that feeder as well. I am only now reporting the salasphorus because I was under the mistaken impression that wintering "western" hummingbirds were commonplace on the northern Gulf coast. We have owned this vacation house on Dauphin Island for less than a year and I was informed only in the past week by local birders that wintering western hummingbirds were in fact rare on Dauphin Island, and to their knowledge, had not been documented as being resident on the island for any length of time.
Species
1 species total
1

I am documenting a wintering salasphorus (rufous/Allen's) hummingbird which we observed on a continuing basis beginning January 10, 2014. The last day we observed it was February 17, 2014. The bird fed from a sugar water hummingbird feeder which we hung from a covered deck overlooking Jefferies Park. A next door neighbor also hung a hummingbird feeder and the hummingbird was observed visiting that feeder as well. I am only now reporting the salasphorus because I was under the mistaken impression that wintering "western" hummingbirds were commonplace on the northern Gulf coast. We have owned this vacation house on Dauphin Island for less than a year and I was informed only in the past week by local birders that wintering western hummingbirds were in fact rare on Dauphin Island, and to their knowledge, had not been documented as being resident on the island for any length of time. I have photos, if needed.

 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes