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.