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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.

NOTE: Contact info for some of these banders has changed, some banders are no longer active, and new banders have received permits. With their cooperation we are attempting to update the list.

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. 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 also would be useful. (You may also contact a local bander directly at an e-mail address listed below.)

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. (These may appear in the East as early as 1 August.)
  • Hummingbirds with artificial color-markings such as green necklaces, dots on foreheads or crowns, 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 winter hummers occurring in more northerly western states and Canada.

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

(partially updated 14 September 2021)

UNITED STATES
(see bottom of list for Canadian banders)

NOTE: Please send updates, additions, and corrections to this list to WEBMASTER.

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

ALASKA
Katherine McLaughlin - Cordova AK

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

ARIZONA
Kathryn B. Burk - Tucson AZ
Ruth Russell - Tucson AZ
Susan Wethington - Patagonia AZ
Sheri Williamson - Bisbee AZ

CALIFORNIA
Ann Brice - Woodland 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 & Peaceful Valley CO
Fred & Tina Engelman - Colorado Springs CO

Scott Rashid - Estes Park CO

CONNECTICUT
Mark Szantyr - Waterbury CT

FLORIDA
Sarah Driver Cape Coral FL
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)
Amy Wilms - Connersville IN

KANSAS
Cathie Hutcheson - Makanda IL

KENTUCKY
Brainard Palmer-Ball - Louisville KY

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

MAINE
Anthony Hilll - South Hadley MA
Scott Weidensaul - Milton NH

MARYLAND
David W. Inouye - College Park MD
Adrienne J. Leppold - Rector PA (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

Lori Walewski - Finland MN

MISSISSIPPI
Cyndi Routledge
- Clarksville TN

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

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Anthony Hill

Scott Weidensaul - Milton NH

NEW MEXICO
Joan Day-Martin - Tijeras NM

NEW YORK
Robert P. Yunick - Schenectady NY

NORTH CAROLINA
Susan Campbell - Apex NC
Bill Hilton Jr. - York SC - Western section of North Carolina - RESEARCH or (803) 684-5852
Dwayne Martin - Hickory NC (western North Carolina)

Mark Armstrong - Seymour TN (western North Carolina)

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

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

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

TENNESSEE
Mark Armstrong - Seymour TN (eastern Tennessee)
Cyndi Routledge
- Clarksville TN

TEXAS
Charles Ely - Nacogdoches TX
Sumita Prasad - Houston TX

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 - Rector PA (northern sections of West Virginia)

WISCONSIN
Cynthia Bridge
Donald E. Mitchell
Michelene (Mickey) O'Connor
Lori Walewski - Finland MN

WYOMING
Ned & Gigi Batchelder - Sheridan WY


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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