Jardín Etnobotánico Spots its First Wintering Hummingbird
Members of the Jardín Etnobotánico shared this picture of its first wintering hummingbird, a Black-chinned ma
Although it may seem early to some, birds have already begun their journey south for the winter. Male Rufous and Calliope hummingbirds are known to begin migration in early July from the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. It is adult males that are the first to begin migrating south, because they are not involved in taking care of the nest or young.
Members of the Jardín Etnobotánico, located in Southern Mexico, were excited to spot their first migrating hummingbird, a Black-chinned male, in their garden. The Jardin Etnobotanico receives high visitation rates from community members of all ages and has recognized that visitors are eager to learn more about the wildlife and participate in citizen science. With the funds given to the Jardin by WHP, the Jardin Etnobotanico strives to create a hummingbird garden to add to their bird sanctuary. In addition to the garden, resources such as binoculars, identification guides, and interpretive signs will be purchased to help visitors learn more about hummingbirds and the native plants the feed from.