Swifts and Hummingbirds (Apodiformes)
Around Las Vegas

Birds Around Las Vegas, Wildlife Around Las Vegas

Swifts and Hummingbirds seem like an unlikely group of birds, but both have tiny feet and spend most of their time on the wing. One species of swift is expected in the Las Vegas area, and another is uncommon. Four species of hummingbirds regularly occur here, and a couple of others can be seen from time to time.

Photo Family Common Species Around Las Vegas
Apodidae, Swifts Apodidae

Swifts. White-throated Swift.

Uncommon Species: Vaux's Swift.

Female Rufous Hummingbird Trochilidae

Hummingbirds. Anna's Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird.

Uncommon Species: Rufous Hummingbird, Calliope Hummingbird.

Species not found around Las Vegas: Broad-billed Hummingbird.

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