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West Texas Hummingbird Feeder Cam

Nestled in the mountains outside Fort Davis, Texas, at an elevation of over 6200 feet is a site that hosts a total of 24 Perky Pet Grand Master hummingbird feeders. During peak migration the site can attract hundreds of hummingbirds from a dozen species that are migrating through the arid mountains. Some of the most commonly seen at this site are: Rufous, Rubythroat, Black-chinned, Broad-tailed, Calliope, Lucifer, Magnificent and White-eared. Some rare species are also seen at this location: Mexican Violetear, Allen’s, Anna’s and Blue-throated.

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 Western 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. Copy taken directly from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, which is the original host of this web cam.