Hummingbird Frenzy In West Texas!

 

With fall migration in full effect, watch thousands of hummingbirds flutter through the Davis Mountains.

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September 25, 2017

Devils Gate Condor Chick Gets Front And Center

Who says Mondays aren't any fun! Watch California Condor chick #871 burn off some energy while jumping around and flapping her wings in front of the camera. She gives us a great look at her blackish-gray colored head and down covered neck. #871 won't be resembling her parents any time soon; it takes five years for a condor to fully obtain the reddish orange head coloration of an adult!  

September 22, 2017

American Goldfinches On A Foggy Fall Morning In Sapsucker Woods

This group of goldfinches were the early birds at the feeder during this very foggy morning in Sapsucker Woods. It's clear that these birds have begun to molt out of their strikingly bright yellow breeding plumages and into the more drab olive-yellow and brown plumages that they sport over the fall and winter months. 

September 21, 2017

Rare Sighting Of Adult Male Broad-billed Hummingbird In West Texas

Viewers of the West Texas hummingbird cam were treated with a surprise rare visitor on cam this week—a Broad-billed Hummingbird! This species is one of the smallest, most strikingly colorful birds in North America. Males, like the bird in this clip, have an iridescent blue throat, green chest, and long orange bill with a black tip. Most Broad-billed Hummingbirds are year-round residents of Central Mexico, but some migrate north to breed in the southwestern regions of Texas and New Mexico and southeastern Arizona.