Policies for Reporting a First Hummingbird Sighting


Now that hummingbirds have reached their northernmost breeding grounds in the Canadian provinces, we have ended our mapping project for 2022. We will begin our 2023 spring migration tracking in late-January of 2023.

If you still wish to submit a sighting, it will be received and kept for historical purposes, but will not be posted to a migration map.

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Note the following policies regarding hummingbird sighting reports:

  • We do not publish names or e-mail addresses or exact physical address on our map, just a city and state, and sighting details.
  • Sightings posted to the map do not represent exact locations, addresses or coordinates; sightings are often placed on the map near center-city.
  • In situations where multiple sightings are reported for a single location, only one sighting will be placed on the map.
  • Sightings are not posted immediately, but normally within several days.
  • Due to the volume of sightings reported, our limited staff, and our inability to fit all sightings on our map, we are not able to post every report.
  • Priority is given to posting sightings along the leading edge of the migration.

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