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HUMMINGBIRD BANDERS

The list below includes federally authorized Master Hummingbird Banders; some master banders have one or more subpermitees who report to them but are also allowed to band hummingbirds. Not everyone on the list actively bands hummingbirds, and not all authorized hummingbird banders are listed. If you know of additions or corrections, please let us know at WEBMASTER.

If you have an unusual hummingbird that you think should be identified and banded, contact Bill Hilton Jr. at Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History via RESEARCH or at (803) 684-5852. Hilton will investigate the bird or relay information to a bander near you. (You may also contact a local bander directly at an e-mail address listed below. Be sure to include your city/state and phone number in your initial message, and as many details as possible about your vagrant hummingbird sighting. A couple of close-up digital photos would also be useful.)

Banders in the EASTERN United States are particularly interested in:

  • ALL hummingbirds coming to feeders between 15 October and 15 March
  • Vagrant hummingbird species other than Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, such as Rufous, Buff-bellied, Calliope, Black-chinned, etc.
  • Hummingbirds with artificial color-markings such as green necklaces, dots on foreheads, etc.
  • Hummingbirds with unusual plumages, including albinos and leucistic birds
  • NOTE: Hummingbirds occur in warmer western states on a regular basis during winter, so unless there's an unusual species there is no need to report winter hummingbirds in states such as Arizona and California. Please DO report hummers from more northerly western states and Canada.

More information is available under Vagrant & Winter Hummingbird Banding pages on the Web site for Hilton Pond Center.

(updated 20 April 2008)

UNITED STATES
(see bottom of list for Canadian banders)

ALABAMA
Fred Bassett - Montgomery AL
Robert Daly - Florence AL
Portia MacMillan - Nashville AL
Fred Moore - Steele AL

ALASKA
Stacy Jon Peterson - AK

ARKANSAS
William H. Baltosser - Little Rock AR
Perk Floyd - Hensley AR
John T. Holleman IV - Little Rock AR

ARIZONA
Kathryn B. Burk - Tucson AZ
Ruth Russell - Tucson AZ
George C. West - Green Valley AZ
Susan Wethington - Patagonia AZ
Sheri Williamson - Bisbee AZ

CALIFORNIA
Ann Brice - Woodland CA
Barbara A. Carlson - Riverside CA
F. Lynn Carpenter - Irvine CA
Rita Colwell - Los Altos CA
David R. Ferry, MD - Yucaipa CA
Robert A. Tyrrell - Murrieta CA
N. M. Waser - Riverside CA

COLORADO
Steve & Debbie Bouricius - Palisade CO
Scott Rashid - Estes Park CO

CONNECTICUT
Mark Szantyr - Waterbury CT

FLORIDA
George E. Wallace - Panama City FL

GEORGIA
Terry Johnson - Forsyth GA
Rusty Trump - Suwanee GA

IDAHO
Stacy Jon Peterson

ILLINOIS
Cathie Hutcheson- Makanda IL

INDIANA
Allen Chartier - Inkster MI (northern half of Indiana)
Cathie Hutcheson - Makanda IL (southern half of Indiana)
Tim Tolford - Liberty IN (southern half of Indiana)

KANSAS
Jan Hall - Pittsburg KS
Cathie Hutcheson- Makanda IL

KENTUCKY
Tim Tolford - Libert IN (northern section of Kentucky)

LOUISIANA
Linda Beall - Covington LA
Marty Floyd - Cheneyville LA
Nancy Newfield - Metairie LA
Dave Patton - Lafayette LA

MAINE
Anthony Hill

MARYLAND
David W. Inouye - College Park MD
Adrienne J. Leppold - Western sections of Maryland

MASSACHUSETTS
Sue Finnegan - Brewster MA (Cape Cod area)
Anthony Hill - South Hadley MA

MICHIGAN
Allen Chartier - Inkster MI

MINNESOTA
Donald E. Mitchell - Red Wing MN

MISSOURI
Lanny Chambers - St. Louis MO
Sarah Driver - Ozark MO
Cathie Hutcheson- Makanda IL

MONTANA
Ned & Gigi Batchelder - Helena MT

NEVADA
Ned & Gigi Batchelder - Helena MT

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Anthony Hill

NEW MEXICO
Joan Day-Martin - Tijeras NM

NEW YORK
Robert P. Yunick - Schenectady NY

NORTH CAROLINA
Susan Campbell - Whispering Pines NC
Bill Hilton Jr. - York SC - Western section of North Carolina - RESEARCH or (803) 684-5852

OHIO
Allen Chartier - Inkster MI (all of Ohio except southwest)
Adrienne J. Leppold - eastern sections only
Tim Tolford - Liberty IN (southwestern Ohio only)

OKLAHOMA
Ellie Womack - Grove OK
Ned & Gigi Batchelder - Helena MT

OREGON
James O. Anderson - Sisters OR - (503) 388-1659
Mike Patterson - Astoria OR
Don Powers - Newberg OR
Dennis Vroman - Grants Pass OR

PENNSYLVANIA
Sara Hiebert - Swarthmore PA
Adrienne J. Leppold - Rector PA
Scott Weidensaul - Schuylkill Haven PA

SOUTH CAROLINA
Bill Hilton Jr. - York SC -
RESEARCH or (803) 684-5852

TEXAS
Ross C. Dawkins - San Angelo TX
Charles Ely - Nacogdoches TX
Sumita Prasad - Houston TX

UTAH
Ned & Gigi Batchelder - Helena MT

VERMONT
Anthony Hill

VIRGINIA
R. C. Simpson - Stephens City VA - (703) 869-2051
Bill Hilton Jr. - York SC - Western section of Virginia - RESEARCH or (803) 684-5852

WEST VIRGINIA
Bill Hilton Jr. - York SC - Southern & eastern sections of West Virginia- RESEARCH or
(803) 684-5852
Adrienne J. Leppold - Northern sections of West Virginia

WISCONSIN
Cynthia Bridge
Donald E. Mitchell
Michelene (Mickey) O'Connor

WYOMING
Ned & Gigi Batchelder - Helena MT


CANADA
(see above for U.S. banders)

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Gayle Brown - Nanoose Bay BC
J. Cam Finlay - Victoria BC
Betty McGinnis - Fanny Bay BC
Derek Matthews - Vancouver BC

ONTARIO
Cindy Cartwright - Ontario
Carl Pascoe - West Bloomfield MI

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