[Tweeters] Rufous Again

Tom Talbott tom.talbott at gmail.com
Thu Oct 3 17:30:47 PDT 2013

The overwintering of RUFU in New Orleans (or around there) was mentioned in
the "Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air" episode of Nature:


On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 12:30 PM, David Hutchinson <flora.fauna at live.com>wrote:

> Have been asked questions about both over-wintering RUFU and occurrence

> on local CBCs. It is not easy to establish these data sets. But I do not

> know of any over-wintering records for our area. Am sure that there are at

> least a few records for them on CBCs in OR, WA and BC., in recent decades.


> However, in the quest for this information, I did find that Rufous

> over-winter in numbers in the New Orleans area (at feeders?) which does not

> surprise me.There was a winter record for one on Staten Island. Most

> interestingly, since 2005, in NE Tennessee, there are 69 winter records for

> Rufous Hummingbirds. These must be at feeders.


> Subject to better data and analysis, Rufous Hummingbirds surely are

> obligatory Neotropical migrants and, as they say in Scotland, the

> exceptions prove(i.e.test) the rule.


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