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.

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  • We do not publish names or e-mail addresses or exact physical address on our map, just a city and state, and sighting details.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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