First Record of the Calliope Hummingbird (Stellula Calliope) in Alabama

Published in 1990

On’ 5 October 1990 Elizabeth Williams of Mobile called to tell me that she had a hummingbird in her freezer that she found dead on 24 December 1989 at her neighbor’s home south of Mobile. She said she found the bird on the floor of an outside alcove, apparently the victim of a severe cold spell that gripped Alabama for over a week and dropped the temperature in Mobile to near -18 C (0 F).

Author: Robert R. Sargent
Volume Number: 37 Year Published: 1990
Issue Number: 2
Page Number: 4

Link to article: 37 No. 2_1990_p4-7.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: 37 No. 2_1990.pdf