Selasphorus rufus flies through here in spring and fall. If you're lucky you'll see one flying up into the Northwest or making a pit stop on the trip south. Rufous will sometimes overwinter in coastal California from about Santa Barbara to Monterey, if there are enough nectar sources.
confused with Allen's Hummingbird. Arnold Small says " the Selasphorus
hummingbirds observed in coastal central and northern California are
likely to be Rufous Hummingbirds" Rufous
likes Ribes, Salvia,
most other native plants with tubular flowers.
Last edited on 2013-02-07 07:59:06.