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Among the earliest returning fall migrants in North America, the Rufous hummingbird is abundant at the Conservancy’s Carpenter and Zapata Ranches between mid-June and September. These feisty backyard favorites refuel at our Ramsey Canyon Preserve in Arizona along their migration pathways, en route to their next destination. The species is known for its bully-like behavior at bird feeders and flowers, chasing other hummingbird species (and the occasional tanager or oriole) away to keep the food source all to itself.
Your gift could adopt one hummingbird and help protect crucial hummingbird habitat areas like Ramsey Canyon Preserve.