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Surviving The Cold
7:31 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Seeing More Hummingbirds In Winter Lately?

Alan Vernon Wikimedia

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 4:35 pm

As winter begins, humming bird experts say more of the tiny birds may be sticking around the Northwest instead of migrating south.

There are three types of hummingbirds Northwesterners might be seeing more of at feeders or in their yards this time of year: the Rufous, the Anna’s or the Allen’s hummingbirds. These little birds are able to survive the cold by lowering their body temperature, hiding in the lees of tree trunks, shivering to warm up and eating a lot.

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