Drawing by Lucia Harrison

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Scientific Name:  Calypte anna

Female Anna’s Hummingbird Photo by Jacob McGinnis

Anna’s Hummingbirds are found year-round along the Pacific West Coast from Washington State to Baja California.  They sip nectar from Salal, currants, gooseberries, and manzanitas as well as many other flowering plants.  They are common in urban and suburban areas.  The ones in my yard are attracted to the Red Flowering Currant, Salal, and Fuchsia flower nectar.  They also eat arthropods, like small spiders, midges, and white flies that they catch in the air or are trapped in spider webs.

For more information, images, sound recordings, and videos go to Cornell University’s Ornithology Lab’s All About Birds Website:  https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Annas_Hummingbird/

Also, go to the Audubon Society’s online field guide:  https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/annas-hummingbird