This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Chandler, Arizona Chatsworth, California Kelseyville, California Klamath River, California Long Beach, California Rocklin, California Salinas, California Stockton, California Baton Rouge, Louisiana Dayton, Nevada Henderson, Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada Bend, Oregon Gold Hill, Oregon Salem, Oregon Austin, Texas Magnolia, Texas Manvel, Texas Sandy, Utah Springville, Utah Enumclaw, Washington Shelton, Washington Vancouver, Washington White Center, Washington
These little birds come through Albuquerque late in the summer as they migrate south. They are small but feisty, and for the short time they around, 2 to 3 weeks, guard the feeders fiercely. They like to sit on bare branches, but never stay there for very long as they are extremely busy. Since we mostly have black chinned hummers here, it is a treat when the little Rufus go through the area. Of course, they love feeders, but also seem especially fond of the trumpet vine and honeysuckle. I look forward to them, and hate to see them go, because they seem to energize the yard. All hummingbirds are welcome in my yard!