5 Secret Hummingbird Travel Spots to Visit

Las Vegas Desert National Wildlife Refuge Although scorching, the Mojave Desert is great for hummingbirds. This 1.6-million-acre wildlife refuge, the largest outside Alaska, attracts 320 bird species, including hummingbirds, more than any other Nevada birding attraction.

Corn Creek visitor facility attracts birders. The greenery draws migrant and vagrant hummingbirds. For excellent hummingbird viewing, several paths begin here, some accessible to everybody.

Los Alamos' Bandelier National Monument The Ancestral Pueblo people lived on the Pajarito Plateau in northern New Mexico until the mid-1500s, carving their dwellings from volcanic tuff

and farming on the mesas of Bandelier National Monument, a 33,000-acre monument. This is a popular destination for birders seeking hummingbirds and other western mountain, canyon, and grassland birds.

Texas' Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis The Davis Mountains in western Texas are hummingbird paradise from July to October.

The range is one of the Southwest's sky islands, attracting birds and other species with its high elevation (5,000 feet) and precipitation. We have seen most U.S. hummingbird species.

Hereford, AZ Ramsey Canyon Preserve Ramsey Canyon Preserve lies in the Huachuca Mountains, which rise from the desert of southeastern Arizona and catch cooler air that generates multiple microclimates.  

San Diego's Cabrillo National Monument Birds and other marine and terrestrial animals thrive at Cabrillo National Monument, a beachside sanctuary bordered by urban expansion.

The monument features migratory and resident hummingbirds. Rangers lead regular tours and activities. Watch for hummingbirds on the 2 ½-mile Bayside Trail and throughout the park.