It was like a welcome home greeting to see this beauty on my first morning in Tucson. As we sipped our coffee on the patio I saw a flash go by. He landed pretty far away but I zoomed in hoping to capture a decent shot. He was soon joined by an intruder.
A strikingly colorful bird, the Broad-billed Hummingbird reaches the northern limit of its range in southeastern Arizona. Broad-billed Hummingbirds that nest in Arizona are migratory; populations in Mexico are resident year-round in their breeding range.