IMG_5022 20130423Anna’s Hummingbirds are among the most common hummingbirds on the Pacific Coast. Until the middle of the 20th century, Anna’s bred only in Baja California and southern California. However, the planting of exotic flowering trees on the west coast provided nectar and nesting sites, and allowed the hummingbird to greatly expand its breeding range. These days, Anna’s Hummingbirds live year round on the west coast. Read more about Anna’s Hummingbirds at All About Birds.

Anna’s Hummingbirds are easy to attract. Bring them into your own yard by setting out a hummingbird feeder, then mix your own hummingbird food using one part sugar to four parts water. Read more about feeding hummingbirds at Feeding Hummingbirds.