Hummingbird Migration in Texas – All Species

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There are 17 species of Hummingbird that migrate into Texas to travel to breeding grounds either in the state or further north and then return for winter either in the state or further south. Check out these handy charts that show you exactly when hummingbirds are in Texas for all species.

It’s great if you live in Texas as not only do you get the migrating birds stopping to breed or passing through to more northerly states, you also get some extra species that mainly live south of the border but may occasionally pop over to visit.

Hummingbird migration in Texas can start as early as January with Anna’s Hummingbirds and is usually earlier for hummingbirds migrating the eastern Gulf Coast route than hummingbirds migrating via the western Davis Mountain route in Texas. Hummingbird migration in Texas peaks in April for the Gulf Coast route and peaks in May for the Davis mountains.

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Hummingbird migration in Texas is a tale of two halves, with some species common along the Gulf Coast, and the rare species of hummingbird in Texas are more common in the mountains around the Davis Mountains and Big Bend.

Hummingbird migration Texas is a fantastic opportunity to see thousands of hummingbirds and some of the rare species for the United States.

With so many hummingbirds to keep track of and different locations to see them, I have created handy charts to show the hummingbird migration in Texas for every species that pass through the state, where to find them, and which months they are most common.

So you can use these charts to see the hummingbird migration in Texas and maybe tick off a few of those life list birds you have been waiting for.

If you want to find out more about all these hummingbirds or love watching hummingbirds nest and feeders check out these great articles:

Hummingbird Migration dates in Texas for common hummingbirds
Hummingbird Migration dates in Texas for less common hummingbirds

Hummingbird Migration Texas – Gulf Coast

These 5 species of hummingbirds are more commonly seen along the Gulf Coast in Texas during migration:

Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration in Texas

  • Spring – Late February to May
  • Fall – August to November (Peak September)

Black-chinned Hummingbird migration in Texas

  • Spring – March to May
  • Fall – September to Mid-October

Buff-bellied Hummingbird migration in Texas

  • Spring – April
  • Fall – Mid-October to Mid-November

Rufous Hummingbird migration in Texas

  • Spring – February to May
  • Fall – August to Mid-September

Broad-tailed Hummingbird migration in Texas

  • Spring – March
  • Fall – September to Mid-October

Hummingbird Migration Texas – Mountains

These 11 species of hummingbird are more commonly seen during migration in Texas in the Davies Mountains and Big Bend. These hummingbirds are not very common in Texas and only a few birds a year may be spotted, so they are a real treat to be able to see them:

Anna’s Hummingbird migration in Texas

  • Spring – January, and February
  • Fall – August to November

Lucifer Hummingbird migration in Texas

  • Spring – May
  • Fall – August

Calliope Hummingbird migration in Texas

  • Spring – Not commonly seen in spring
  • Fall – Mid-July to Mid-September

Allen’s Hummingbird migration in Texas

  • Spring – February
  • Fall – August and September

Rivoli’s Hummingbird migration in Texas

  • Spring – May
  • Fall – September

Blue-throated Mountain Gem migration in Texas

  • Spring – April to May
  • Fall – August

Broad-billed Hummingbird migration in Texas

  • Spring – May
  • Fall – September

Mexican Violetear migration in Texas

  • Spring – May
  • Fall – August

Violet-crowned Hummingbird migration in Texas

  • Spring – May
  • Fall – August

White-eared Hummingbird migration in Texas

  • Spring – June
  • Fall – September

Costa’s Hummingbird migration in Texas

  • Spring – February
  • Fall – September to October