Photo: Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

A rare ruby-throated hummingbird

Rick Derevan

Rick Derevan writes that ruby-throated hummingbirds are rare in California. He photographed this one in Arroyo Grande. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, these birds tend to stay on the East Coast of the North America, and may winter as far south as Costa Rica. Would you like to see your nature photo featured on TreeHugger? Join the TreeHugger Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group!