Incredible Hummingbirds

Colorado Hummingbird Information

The following 11 hummingbird species (with photos and ID assistance) have been reported in Colorado.



Attract Hummingbirds To YOUR Garden!!


The favorite feeding plants for Colorado Hummingbirds are:


Hummingbirds favor red blossoms with a tubular shape. But they also feed on pink, orange, peach and purple flowers.


Black Chin Hummingbirds are local and plentiful! Plant nectar plants or place feeders in your yard!

Make your garden Hum ...This is Humming bird food Naturally

Plant lots of these Flowers and Attract MANY Hummingbirds 

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Colorado Birding Trails Now Open!

Wildlife Viewing

​​​​​​​​​​The Colorado Birding Trail is finally complete! 


​Fifteen new and diverse trails have been added to the Colorado Birding Trail for a birder's banquet throughout the Northeast Region of the state.
From the Rocky Mountains to the Eastern Plains​, wildlife viewers can also enjoy multiple trails in the Denver Metro area to experience some urban birdin' on the Mile High​ and Urban Refuges​ trails, to name a few. So get out there and hit the trail--there's a world of birds waiting!


Black-chinned HummingbirdsArchilochus alexandri - Native Breeders. Locally common. Usually arrive in their breeding territory at the end of May to mid-June. Some arrive early in late April. They usually leave in September.

Broad-tailed Hummingbirds, Selasphorus platycercus - Native Breeders - Migratory hummingbirds usually arrives in its breeding territorry about mid-April. They breed across mountain forests and meadows throughout the Western United States from eastern California and northern Wyoming south through Great Basin and Rocky Mountain states to southern Arizona and western Texas. In September, they generally move south to winter in Mexico, Guatemala and, occasionally, El Salvador.

Costa's HummingbirdsCalypte costae - Native - Seasonal migrants

Calliope HummingbirdsStellula calliope - Native - Seasonal migrant. Usualy arrive at their breeding territories at the end of May to mid-June. They breed at high elevations in the mountains. Favor open shrubby areas. Migrate south to Mexico for the winter. An increasing number of them now winter in eastern United States.

Rufous HummingbirdsSelasphorus rufus - Native - Summer visitors / breeders - Arrive later in their breeding territories than other hummingbirds. Leave for their winter territories in September.

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Archilochus colubris - Rare Vagrants.

Rufous Hummingbird versus the similar Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Identification)

Magnificent or Refulgent Hummingbirds (Eugenes fulgens) - Summer visitors / breeders

Anna's HummingbirdsCalypte anna - Breed in open-wooded or shrubby areas and mountain meadows along the Pacific coast from British Columbia to Arizona. The breeding season may commence as early as mid-December or as late as June.

Blue-throated HummingbirdsLampornis clemenciae - Rare / Vagrants

Broad-billed Hummingbirds (Cynanthus latirostris ssp magicus) - Vagrant Migrants / Summer Visitors - These mostly Mexican hummingbirds venture into the United States regularly; they mostly visit the southern parts - but a few vagrants travel as far north as Wisconsin.

Green Violetear Hummingbirds (Colibri thalassinus) - Rare / Accidental - They are mostly resident in Mexico and Central America, but some seasonal movements have been observed. They may wander north to the United States and even as far north as Canada.

WHITE Hummingbird Sightings (Leucistic / Albino) - Rare Sightings