Our purpose here at CalHummingbird is to share with you our excitement and wonder with hummingbirds. We are lucky here in Southern California that we are on one of the major migration routes for hummingbirds entering and leaving the United States from Mexico. Even as I write this, between Christmas and New Years, 2008, we still have Black-chinned Hummingbirds, in small numbers, showing up at our feeders (see photo on homepage).
We want to serve as a resource for those interested in hummingbirds, or those wanting to get into hummingbirds as a hobby. There are many great resources out there for those who share this interest, and we just want to assist those just starting to learn about hummingbirds.
Once you know what to look for (or listen for), and how to attract hummingbirds, you will be surprised at how many different hummingbirds there are around your neighborhood, as well as by the hummingbird’s behavior, flying technique, and willingness to tolerate human’s close by. Whether known colloquially as “chuparosas” by our local Spanish speakers, or formal Latin names like Archilochus alexandri (Black-chinned Hummingbird), I have yet to see either children or adults who are not excited once they see our little friends up close.
So, enjoy, and continue coming back as we add content to this web site. I am always interested in getting feedback on this site, as well as getting recommendations on what else to include. Please send me an email at Dan@calhummingbird.com if you would like to get in touch with me.