About the Site
The West Texas Hummingbird Feeder Cam is sponsored by Perky-Pet®.
The West Texas Hummingbird Feeder Cam is nestled in the mountains outside Fort Davis, Texas, at an elevation of over 5500 feet. This site hosts over 30 feeders, many of them Perky Pet Grand Master hummingbird feeders, and during peak migration can attract hundreds of hummingbirds from a dozen species that are migrating through the arid mountains. (Check the “Species Info” tab for more information on the hummingbird species.)
For the past 10 years, researchers from West Texas Avian Research have been banding hummingbirds at this site and others throughout the Trans-Pecos region of Texas to study the status and distribution of hummingbirds throughout the poorly known region. The active banding of hummingbirds continues (off camera) at this site in the Davis Mountains, and from time to time you may hear researchers working in the background. Some common species in you may hear vocalizing include Woodhouse’s Scrub Jays, Acorn Woodpeckers, and Canyon Wrens (among others).
Thanks to West Texas Avian Research for their enthusiasm and support for hosting the camera at this remote research site.
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Photo credits: Rufous Hummingbird by Spencer Follett/Macaulay Library; Ruby-throated Hummingbird by Ian Davies/Macaulay Library; Black-chinned Hummingbird by Bill Maynard/Macaulay Library; Broad-tailed Hummingbird by Alan Versaw/Macaulay Library; Calliope Hummingbird by Marya Moosman/Macaulay Library; Lucifer Hummingbird by Thomas Dorazio/Macaulay Library; Rivoli's Hummingbird by Jason Vassallo/Macaulay Library; White-eared Hummingbird by Dorian Anderson/Macaulay Library; Mexican Violetear by Carlos Funes/Macaulay Library; Allen's Hummingbird by Robert Hamilton/Macaulay Library; Anna's Hummingbird by Kyle Blaney/Macaulay Library; Blue-throated Mountain-gem by Graham Gerdeman/Macaulay Library;
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