All photographs were taken by Nathan Collie on location at Old Town.

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Conservation Status

Ruby-throated hummingbird populations have been steadily increasing in recent years. This species is threatened by frequent window collisions, attacks by cats, and habitat loss.


Ruby-throated hummingbirds can be found in deciduous forests, prairies, fields, forest edges, meadows, orchards, stream orders, backyards, and gardens. Ideal habitat for them would include flowers such as trumpet creeper, cardinal flower, honeysuckle, jewelweed, bee-balm, red buckeye and red morning glory. These flowers provide the hummingbirds with nectar, which is one of their main food sources.