Anna’s Hummingbird

“The iridescent throat patch of male hummingbirds is called a gorget. The Anna’s gorget extends over its head, making it more of a balaclava than a bib. Oddly, female Anna’s have a tiny red gorget—females of most species have none.” – The Cornell Lab

(Image by Steven Mlodinow)

Rufous Hummingbird

Rufous hummingbirds are one of the more common hummingbirds in Alberta. They have a long migration, extending from Mexico to the Rocky Mountains. The male Rufous is bright orange with a red throat. – Prairie Birder

(Image by Gregory Smith)

Ruby Throated Calliope Hummingbird

“Calliope Hummingbirds are the smallest birds in North America, often misidentified as large bees. The hummingbird gets its name from Calliope, the muse of eloquence and epic poetry in ancient Greek mythology.”– Prairie Birder 

(Image by Alan Schmierer)

Costa’s Hummingbird

There a few recorded sightings of Costa’s Hummingbirds in Alberta. These tiny birds can visit over 1,800 flowers in one day to fill their energy requirements. – The Cornell Lab

(Image by Alan D. Wilson)