The state of Texas has at least 18 species of hummingbirds that have been documented.“Texas Twelve” (most common species) Allen’s Hummingbird Anna’s Hummingbird Black-chinned Hummingbird Blue-throated Hummingbird Broad-billed Hummingbird Broad-tailed Hummingbird Buff-bellied Hummingbird Calliope Hummingbird Lucifer Hummingbird Magnificent Hummingbird Ruby-throated Hummingbird Rufous Hummingbird
“Other Texas Six” (less common species)
Berylline Hummingbird Costa’s Hummingbird Green-breasted Mango Green Violet-ear Violet-crowned Hummingbird White-eared Hummingbird
Looking at hummingbirds in Texas brings about a chance to look at the geography and climate of Texas and the vast changes in each. Different hummingbird species are found in different areas of Texas depending on the conditions that each species prefers, this will vary from mountains to beaches.
For the most part, all species will not be found in one area, so the hummingbirds in one location are more than likely not going to be the same species visiting another area of the state.
Chambers County is considered in the Ecoregion 2: Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes .
- Green Violet-ear Hummingbird*
- Broad-billed Hummingbird
- Buff-bellied Hummingbird
- Violet-crowned Hummingbird*
- Blue-throated Hummingbird
- Ruby-throated Hummingbird
- Black-chinned Hummingbird
- Anna’s Hummingbird
- Costa’s Hummingbird
- Calliope Hummingbird
- Broad-tailed Hummingbird
- Rufous Hummingbird
- Allen’s Hummingbird
We will be discovering the one’s without the astericks in the next few days.
The Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife has a great circular on where different species of Texas hummingbirds have been seen at Texas Hummingbird sighting.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Pages about Texas Hummingbirds can be found at the Texas Department and Wildlife Page
We will discover all of the hummingbirds together.