Hummingbirds of UCR

UCR is year-around home of three hummingbird species: Anna’s, Costa’s, and Allen’s Hummingbirds. During summer, we host breeding Black-chinned Hummingbirds. They are here from April to August. Rufous Hummingbirds also pass through during migration as they breed to our north.  Apart from these 5 regulars, there is also a record of a Calliope Hummingbird in the botanic gardens. Here are some hummingbird pictures captured around the campus:

Anna’s Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird

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Willow Flycatcher is here

Willow Flycatcher is expected on campus during last week of May to first week of June in their northward migration. Willow Flycatcher is a California endangered species.

https://www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/nongame/t_e_spp/bird.html

https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/taxaquery/SpeciesDetail.aspx?taxonid=262&PTitle=willow+flycatcher&STitle=Empidonax+traillii

Today I saw and heard one near the health center. It was too high in the trees to get pictures, but I managed a sound recording.

http://www.xeno-canto.org/180160

You can also hear a Yellow Warbler on the recording. There are at least two singing males around. Also, there were couple of late Western Tanager hanging around.