Allen’s Hummingbird

Allen's Hummingbird

25 Mar 2012. Dennis. Photos by Craig McGibbons.

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.

12 records

MARC numberSpecies#LocationCountyArrivalDepartureObserversReport
1988-03Allen's Hummingbird1Madaket Road, Edith Andrew's House (just west of Long Pond), NantucketNantucket8/26/19888/26/1988E. Andrews, A. Bennet13
2003-26bRufous/Allen's Hummingbird1857 West Falmouth Highway, West FalmouthBarnstable9/10/20039/20/2003S. Fazzino9
2009-57Allen's Hummingbird1Gilson Rd., ScituatePlymouth10/23/200912/29/2009 ph. S. Finnegan, ph. J. Trimble18
2009-58Allen's Hummingbird1Nehoiden St., HarwichportBarnstable10/1/20091/19/2010 ph. S. Finnegan, C. Omar*, ph. J. Trimble18
2010-85Allen's Hummingbird1Shay's St., AmherstHampshire12/16/20105/1/2011B. Doyle*, M. Doyle*, ph. S. Surner18
2012-096Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird3Padanarum, DartmouthBristol10/11/2012 (third bird noticed 11/10/2012)12/10/2012 ph. G. Dennis18
2012-110Allen's Hummingbird1Airline Dr., DennisBarnstable3/24/20123/26/2012ph. C. McGibbons, ph. S. McGibbons*, ph. S. Finnegan, ph. (specimin) J. Trimble18
2012-111Allen's Hummingbird1Caste Hill Rd., Great BarringtonBerkshire10/25/201211/19/2012 ph. A. Hill, G. Ward*18
2012-112Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird1Pilot Hill, Vineyard TownDukes11/29/20121/24/2013ph. L. McDowell, S. Stevens*, P. Uhlendorf*18
2012-145Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird1Pochet, East OrleansBarnstable8/14/20128/15/2012ph. C. Itzler18
2014-046Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird1Rural Ave., MedfordMiddlesex10/17/201410/17/2014ph. M. Rines19
2020-056Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird1Pleasant St., NatickMiddlesex10/10/202010/20/2020Dave Epstein* (ph)25



Photos by Sue Finnegan.