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 Jim Merritt/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;Broad-billed Hummingbird by Ryan Sanderson/Macaulay Library; Amethyst-throated Mountain-gem by Maria Jose Lou/Macaulay Library; Acorn Woodpecker by Brian Sullivan/Macaulay Library; Black-crested Titmouse by Malcolm Benn/AAB; Black-headed Grosbeak by Eric Ellingson/Macaulay Library; Rose-breasted Grosbeak by Deborah Bifulco/Macaulay Library; Bullock’s Oriole by Gregory Lis/Macaulay Library; Bushtit by James Cummins/Macaulay Library; Canyon Towhee by Jeffrey Moore/Macaulay Library; Canyon Wren by Nancy Christensen/Macaulay Library; Chipping Sparrow by Evan Lipton/Macaulay Library; Dark-eyed Junco by Scott Martin/Macaulay Library; Ladder-backed Woodpecker by Edward Plumer/Macaulay Library; Lesser Goldfinch by Bryan Hix/Macaulay Library; Pine Siskin by Douglas Faulder/Macaulay Library; Ruby-crowned Kinglet by Paul Jacyk/Macaulay Library; Scott’s Oriole by Ned Harris/Macaulay Library; Western Tanager by Simon Boivin/Macaulay Library; White-breasted Nuthatch by Ryan Schain/Macaulay Library; White-winged Dove by Christoph Moning/Macaulay Library; Wild Turkey by Petra DeBruine/Macaulay Library; Woodhouse’s Scrub Jay by Chris Wood/Macaulay Library; Northern Flicker by Matt Davis/Macaulay Library; Summer Tanager by Alex Burdo/Macaulay Library; Northern Mockingbird by Jay McGowan/Macaulay Library; Hutton’s Vireo by Scott Olmstead/Macaulay Library; House Finch by Suzanne Labbé/Macaulay Library; Hepatic Tanager by Aaron Marshall/Macaulay Library; Bewick’s Wren by DigiBirdTrekCA/Macaulay Library; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker by Margaret Dunson/Macaulay Library
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