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Hummingbirds of Mexico

Map showing the location of Mexico
Map showing the location of Mexico

Mexico is home to rainforests, world-renown beaches, extensive wildlife species, and ancient ruins, and a popular tourist destination for hiking, fishing, cultural tours, sailing, photography, and ... hummingbirds!

About Mexico

The United Mexican States, or Mexico, is located south of the United States, and north of Guatemala and Belize. Mexico's maritime borders are the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Caribbean Sea to the southeast, and the Gulf of Mexico to the east. It is considered by some as part of North America, and others as part of Central America. Mexico is organized as a federal constitutional republic comprising 31 states and Mexico City, its capital and largest city. The population is over 130,000,000 residents.

The climate is varied due to the country's size and topography, with the Tropic of Cancer dividing the country into temperate and tropical zones.

Mexico is rated 4th in the world in terms of biodiversity, and is one of the 17 megadiverse countries. With over 200,000 different species, Mexico is home of 10–12% of the world's biodiversity.

Millions of visitors come to Mexico annually, seeking out popular destinations such as Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, Playa del Carmen, Chichen Irza, Cozumel, and Tulum. Tourist activites often include snorkeling, cultural tours, hiking, rainforest exploration, beach life, and nature-wildlife tours.

Enjoy your hummingbird explorations and experiences in Mexico!

Map of Mexico

 

Hummingbird Species in Mexico

Hummingbirds exist only in the Western Hemisphere, with nearly half of the species living in the "equatorial belt," between 10 degrees north and south of the equator. The hummingbird family is large, with 366 species and 112 genera, mostly south of the United States, and many in Guatemala.

Hummingbirds comprise the family Trochilidae, among the smallest of birds, with most species measuring in the 3"-5" range.

 

Mexico is home to about 58 species of hummingbirds, listed below. Some hummingbirds in Mexico do not migrate, while others like the Ruby-throated Hummingbird and the Buff-bellied Hummingbird and other species do migrate north into the United States and Canada in warmer months.

  • Green Violet-ear Hummingbird
  • Long-billed Starthroat Hummingbird
  • Long-tailed Sabrewing Hummingbird
  • Lucifer Hummingbird
  • Mexican Sheartail Hummingbird
  • Mexican Woodnymph Hummingbird
  • Plain-capped Starthroat Hummingbird
  • Purple-crowned Fairy Hummingbird
  • Rivoli's Hummingbird
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Rufous Hummingbird
  • Rufous Sabrewing Hummingbird
  • Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
  • Scaly-breasted Hummingbird
  • Short-crested Coquette Hummingbird
  • Slender Sheartail Hummingbird
  • Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird
  • Stripe-tailed Hummingbird
  • Stripe-throated Hermit Hummingbird
  • Violet-crowned Hummingbird
  • Violet Sabrewing Hummingbird
  • Wedge-tailed Sabrewing Hummingbird
  • Western Long-tailed Hermit Hummingbird
  • White-bellied Emerald Hummingbird
  • White-eared Hummingbird
  • White-necked Jacobin Hummingbird
  • White-tailed Hummingbird
  • Wine-throated Hummingbird
  • Xantus's Hummingbird

 

Photo Highlights of Hummingbirds Found in Mexico

Green-breasted Mango Hummingbird
Green-breasted Mango Hummingbird
Green Violet-ear Hummingbird
Green Violet-ear Hummingbird
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
White-necked Jacobin Hummingbird
White-necked Jacobin Hummingbird
Rivoli's Hummingbird
Rivoli's Hummingbird
Purple-crowned Fairy Hummingbird
Purple-crowned Fairy Hummingbird
Berylline Hummingbird
Berylline Hummingbird
White-eared Hummingbird
White-eared Hummingbird
Plain-capped Starthroat Hummingbird
Plain-capped Starthroat Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Cinnamon Hummingbird
Cinnamon Hummingbird
Stripe-throated Hummingbird
Stripe-throated Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Broad-billed Hummingbird
Broad-billed Hummingbird
Lucifer Hummingbird
Lucifer Hummingbird
Violet-crowned Hummingbird
Violet-crowned Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
Costa's Hummingbird
Costa's Hummingbird
Special thanks go out to the great nature photographers Alan Schmierer and Rolf Riethof for sharing many of their beautiful public-domain photographs of hummingbirds on this website via Flickr.

 

Mexico Travel & Tourism Resources