Rufous hummingbirds are found on the western third of the North American continent — anywhere from southeastern Alaska to southern Mexico, depending on the season. It is one of seven different known species of hummingbirds which are indigenous to British Columbia; and it is the most northerly ranging of all hummingbirds — as well as the feistiest hummingbird in North America.
The Rufous hummingbird is a common visitor to hummingbird feeders — and if this hummingbird feeder looks familiar to you, it should…
…as it is one of the two hummingbird feeders hanging from the portico of the building which houses the office of Mount Robson Lodge.
I have seen hummingbirds just outside of my home; so seeing them live and in person is not unusual to me — but I still enjoy watching them wherever I am. They are also rather speedy; so they can be difficult to photograph at times.