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Rufous Hummingbird Count

In your own back yard or a local walk, you can help take a snapshot of the Rufous Hummingbird population in east King County.

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When June 02, 2012 time_format to
June 03, 2012 time_format
Event Location Wherever you are in east King County
Contact Name Andy McCormick
Contact Email
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Check your feeders, go out for a walk, visit a favorite birding spot — and keep your eyes open for Rufous Hummingbirds. Then tell us what you see.


What to record:

1.     Number of birds that you can see at one time

2.     Number of males and females

3.     Location (name of park or area and city or town)

4.     Day of the week

5.     Time of day

6.     Your name

How to report:
Call in your sighting to Leslie at (425) 442-7681 or Peter at (425) 453-9287, or email to

During the past 50 years, Rufous Hummingbird (RUHU) numbers have dropped 55 percent by some estimates. National Audubon and the Nature Conservancy are discussing a program to use the species to educate people about neotropical migrants and their decline. More science is needed, and our count will help.


Join a Rufous Hummingbird Survey Trip 

If you'd like to participate in the Rufous Hummingbird Count as part of an organized survey group, join on one of two survey field trips on Sunday, June 3. Choose the survey trip to northeast King County or to southeast King County. No limit on participation and no experience required. Come along and learn how a bird survey is done. 

The mission of Eastside Audubon is to protect, preserve and enhance natural ecosystems and our communities for the benefit of birds, other wildlife and people.