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Allen’s Hummingbird

MARC number#LocationCountyArrival dateDeparture dateObserversReport
1988-031Madaket Road, Edith Andrew’s House (just west of Long Pond), NantucketNantucket8/26/888/26/88E. Andrews, A. Bennet13
2003-26b1857 West Falmouth Highway, West FalmouthBarnstable9/10/039/20/03S. Fazzino9
2009-571Gilson Rd., ScituateBarnstable10/23/0912/29/09 ph. S. Finnegan, ph. J. Trimble18
2009-581Nehoiden St., HarwichportBarnstable10/1/091/19/10 ph. S. Finnegan, C. Omar*, ph. J. Trimble18
2010-851Shay’s St., AmherstHampshire12/16/105/1/11B. Doyle*, M. Doyle*, ph. S. Surner18
2012-0963Padanarum, DartmouthBristol10/11/2012 (third bird noticed 11/10/2012)12/10/12 ph. G. Dennis18
2012-1101Airline Dr., DennisBarnstable3/24/123/26/12ph. C. McGibbons, ph. S. McGibbons*, ph. S. Finnegan, ph. (specimin) J. Trimble18
2012-1111Caste Hill Rd., Great BarringtonBerkshire10/25/1211/19/12 ph. A. Hill, G. Ward*18
2012-1121Pilot Hill, Vineyard TownDukes11/29/121/24/13ph. L. McDowell, S. Stevens*, P. Uhlendorf*18
2012-1451Pochet, East OrleansBarnstable8/14/128/15/12ph. C. Itzler18
2014-0461Rural Ave., MedfordMiddlesex10/17/1410/17/14ph. M. Rines19

Massachusetts has a surprisingly high number of accepted Allen’s Hummingbirds, which makes it doubly important that any selasphorus hummingbird be banded and measured if possible–even superb photos don’t always do the trick in separating Allen’s from the more regular Rufous. There are multiple other records scattered across the east, but the Commonwealth stands out for its volume.

25 Mar 2012. Dennis. Photos by Craig McGibbons.

25 Mar 2012. Dennis. Photos by Sue Finnegan.