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- We do not publish names or e-mail addresses or exact physical address on our map, just a city and state, and sighting details.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