Depending on your source, there are 336 to 356 species of hummingbirds. They live exclusively in the Western Hemisphere from Alaska to the tip of South America. Of the more than 60 species officially accepted as hummingbirds of Mexico and Northern Central America, over half are endemic to Mexico.
Living in a tropical area on the sea as we do here in Puerto Peñasco, the hobby of birding can become quite addictive. That’s because out of the nearly 10,000 species of birds on the planet; nearly 10% are endemic to Mexico. In addition, hundreds upon hundreds of species migrate here as “winter visitors” each fall and remain as our fair weather feathered friends until spring.