A SERVICE OF THE OUTDOOR WIRE DIGITAL NETWORK
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2019
In October 2016, the live cam documented the first sighting of an Amethyst-throated Hummingbird in the United States (photo by Kelly Bryan).
The West Texas Hummingbird Feeder Cam, provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and sponsored by Perky-Pet, is located in the mountains near Fort Davis, Texas, at an elevation of 6,200 feet. This newly revived live cam location is equipped with 24 Perky-Pet Grand Master hummingbird feeders that, during peak migration, can attract hundreds of hummingbirds representing a dozen species that migrate through the arid mountain site. Now, you can watch for rarer species like Rivoli’s and Lucifer Hummingbirds among regular visitors such as Rufous, Broad-tailed, and Black-chinned Hummingbirds.
The live cam is being operated at a new location on the West Texas Avian Research property where, in October 2016, the live cam documented the first-ever sighting of an Amethyst-throated Hummingbird in the United States. Who knows what exciting rare birds will visit this live cam site this year?
You can access the live cam via two websites; in addition to the live cam feed, the Perky-Pet website provides a stream of short messages written via Twitter to keep you informed about the more interesting sightings day to day, week to week. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s website offers a list of video highlights you can view in addition to the live cam – visit both websites to see the West Texas Hummingbird Feeder Cam at https://www.perkypet.com/advice/bird-watching/west-texas-hummingbird-feeder-cam and http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/50/West_Texas_Hummingbirds/