BE AWARE THAT HABITAT TYPE MORE THAN ANY OTHER FACTOR, WILL IN MOST CASES, DICTATE THE SPECIES OF BIRD THAT VISIT YOUR PROPERTY.

How to Attract Rufous Hummingbird

Known for its aggressive nature towards other hummingbirds, the Rufous Hummingbird is always entertaining to observe. Rufous Hummingbirds are found in open woodland areas, where they are almost always seen foraging for nectar. Rufous Hummingbirds visit hummingbird feeders.

Top Ways to Attract Rufous Hummingbird

  • Hummingbird Feeder
  • Scarlet Bugler
  • Indian Paintbrush
  • Scarlet Gilia
  • Cardinal Flower

Trees that Attract Rufous Hummingbird

  • Desert Willow
  • Naked Coral Tree

Shrubs that Attract Rufous Hummingbird

  • Red-flowering Currant
  • Sticky Monkeyflower
  • Twinberry Honeysuckle
  • Yellow Bells

Flowers that Attract Rufous Hummingbird

  • Beaked Penstemon
  • Bearberry
  • Cardinal Catchfly
  • Cardinal Flower
  • Cleveland's Beardtongue
  • Columbia Lily
  • Common Milkweed
  • Firecracker Penstemon
  • Fireweed
  • Hummingbird Sage
  • Indian Paintbrush
  • Lemmon's Sage
  • Lemon Bee Balm
  • Mexican Hedge Nettle
  • Nuttall's Larkspur
  • Parry's Penstemon
  • Rocky Mountain Bee Plant
  • Rocky Mountain Penstemon
  • Salmonberry
  • Scarlet Bee Balm
  • Scarlet Betony
  • Scarlet Bugler
  • Scarlet Gilia
  • Scarlet Monkeyflower
  • Sonoma Beardtongue
  • Spotted Bee Balm
  • Western Bleeding Heart
  • Western Columbine
  • Wild Bergamot

Vines that Attract Rufous Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird Information

Rufous Hummingbird Identification:

  • Small even for a hummingbird
  • Male: bright rusty orange back with a white chest, iridescent orange-green throat patch (called a gorget)
  • Female: greenish with splotches of faded orange on sides and tail, white chest, throat often features a spot of orange

Rufous Hummingbird Habitat:

  • Open woodland areas
  • Open woodlands areas can include: backyards, parks, forest edge, thickets, and meadows
  • Spring Migration: mostly California
  • Breeding: Pacific Northwest
  • Summer/Fall Migration: Rocky Mountains
  • Winter: Mexico

Rufous Hummingbird Eating Habits:

  • Nectar
  • Small insects and spiders

Rufous Hummingbird Nesting:

  • Nest in trees or shrubs
  • Nest composed of spider silk, moss, lichen, herbaceous plant matter
  • Clutch size: usually 2
  • Egg color: white

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Main Photo Credit: Tom Koerner / USFWS

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