2013 Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Banding

rubyHBMO’s certified hummingbird bander, Bob Hall-Brooks, has provided a summary of the banding results for the 2013 season.





Spring banding Results

  • Our first Ruby-throated Hummingbird (RTHU) was banded this year on May 11th.
  • A total of 11 RTHU’s were banded during the spring banding at Hillman Marsh Conservation Area.

Late summer / fall season

  • 7 RTHU were banded at a home in Kingsville
  • 6 RTHU were banded during the Nectar Festival at the Ojibway Nature Centre in Windsor.
  • 20 RTHU were banded at Holiday Beach Conservation Area in the campground area.
  • 55 RTHU were banded at Holiday Beach Conservation Area at the Passerine Station
  • The last RTHU of the season was banded September 22nd.

A total of 99 RTHU were banded this year!

Why do we band birds?

Bird banding is an important tool used in the scientific study and monitoring of wild birds.  To learn more, click here.