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Sightings of Albino Hummingbird or Leucistic Hummingbirds in Texas

Albino Hummingbird  (White) Hummingbirds Information

Sightings of Albino Hummingbird or Leucistic Hummingbirds in Texas

White Hummingbirds Reported in Other States / Locations

Albino Hummingbird sightings in Texas recorded in reverse chronological order:

Texas, Houston: Clayton & Deborah Beard from Clear Lake City Houston, Texas photographed what appears to be a true albino hummingbird. September 2019.

Houston Texas:  Albino Hummingbird sighting - September 2019

Texas, Aransas Pass:  Dory reported a sighting of a white bird with photos (one of which is published below). 9/28/17  

White Hummingbirds in Texas, USA

Texas, Nacogdoches:  Phyllis M. Stone submitted a photo of a white hummingbird.  9/21/2017.  

Texas, Corpus Christi:   Julie Maxwell submitted photo of white hummingbird sighted  in September 2016.

Mt. Sylvan,  Texas:  Dan Cloud reported a Pied Hummingbird sighting on September 11 2016. 

Frankston, Texas 75763.   White hummingbird reported with photos taken (please refer to below).   Reported by Paulette Allred.  Photographed  by Darla Ferguson.  Date:  8/25/16 

West of the city limits of Weatherford, TX (25 miles West of Ft Worth):  Betsy Freeman  photographed what appears to be a true albino  hummingbird in her backyard (8/10/2016).  Photographs below.

Albino Hummingbird photographed in Texas, USA
Albino Hummingbird photographed in Texas, USA
Albino Hummingbird photographed in Texas, USA

Texas, Boerne. Terry Owens reported seeing a white hummingbird at their backyard feeder for 3 days (beginning August 2016). 

Texas, Dripping Springs.  Melisa Hutchison photographed a white hummingbird in the morning of July 23, 2016.  Photos submitted and published below (with permission).

White Hummingbird photographed in Texas

Texas, Baytown (the Beach City area of Texas along the Trinity Bay) (September 14, 2015). White hummingbirds reported, with photo, by Tricia Cherry. She mentions that this white hummer was a repeat visitor. It first appeared in Tricia’s backyard in the fall of 2013.

Santa Fe (9/10/2015).  James Stewart submitted a short video of a solid white hummingbird with a black beak and feet. 

Daingerield / Hughes Springs (9/5/2015):  Melinda Samples reported a pied hummingbird. 

305 Glasscock Road, Liberty Hill, June/July 2015.  Carol Stauber reported a white hummingbird.

Blanco:  Greg Miller photographed a white hummingbird in his backyard.  June 2015

Bryan (August 2014):  Cher McHan submitted a photo of a partial white / leucistic hummingbird that has been visiting her feeder for the last 9 days.   

The beautiful image featured above is the same bird captured in flight. That image was taken by Dr. Spencer Moore from Waco, Tx. His website is definitely worth a visit for more captures of this rare beauty and other other amazing images:

Kyle (July 7, 2014):  White hummingbird reported by Tess Marie Ottinger (reigning.violet [at] yahoo dot com).  

San Antonio – 5/21/14 – A photo was taken and submitted by Ginny Rivera of a Pied / Partial White Hummingbird that is believed to be a Black-chinned Hummingbird (female or juvenile)

Pied Hummingbird Sighting in San Antonio, Texas

Corpus Christi (9-30-13 until 10-2-13): Leucistic Hummingbird photographed and this partial white hummingbird has also been filmed by Judy Hodgkins ([email protected]).

Rod and Gin Club Road, Spicewood, TX – Denny Bahm and Lori Ellis photographed a pied hummingbird (displaying an absence of melanin in some feathers creating white patches). It is believed to be the leucistic form of a juvenile Black-chinned Hummingbird. (9/17-9/18/2013)

Goliad County: Leucistic Hummingbird photographed by Jana Martin on 9/16/13. (Avianweb Note: This hummingbird looks identical to the one photographed in 2012 in Huntsville, Texas – please scroll down for the other photo. It could be the same bird.)

White hummingbird, 9/16/13, South Tx, Goliad county

College Station – Teresa Gorham ([email protected]) reported a pied leucistic hummingbird at her feeder. (9/11/2013)

Leucistic Hummingbird in Texas

Albino Hummingbird photographed in Fort Worth, Texas

Dekalb – Leucistic hummingbird reported by Renee and Vanessa Crawford [[email protected]) on 9/3/2013.

She described this hummingbird as “white with what looks like black on the tail and some on the wings. It has a black beak.” and states that “[T]he white hummingbird has been around for about a month now.” According to Vanessa, “The other humming birds will let me get close to them, but this one will not. It sees me and it takes off. So I’m pretty sure it’s got good eye sight. It will not fight with the other humming birds.”

Fort Worth – Albino hummingbird photographed and videoed in Fort Worth Texas by Jennifer Woolsey [email protected](9/6/2013)

Alleyton – Leucistic (partial-white) hummingbird recording by Lis Pettigrew (on 9/26/2012)

Huntsville – The below leucistic hummingbird spent at least ten days in Huntsville, Texas at the Shawshank disc golf course. Below image and information provided by Steve Du Frane (9/15/2012)

Partial White Hummingbird, Huntsville, Texas, 9/2012

Bastrop – Pied Leucistic Unknown Species sighted by Jane Worrell (9/6/2012) … Jane also submitted a movie .

Leucistic Unknown Hummingbird Species sighted by Jane Worrell (9/6/2012)

Corsiana, Texas

Corsiana – Pied Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird – sighted on Aug. 26 and 27, 2012 by Howard Mayhugh – e-mail: [email protected]

Near Sutherland Springs – Albino Hummingbird (8/2010)

San Antonio – Albino / Leucistic Unknown Species (2009)

Cuero – Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird ? (10/2002):

Texas – Albino Ruby-throated (7/2000)

Did you see one of these rare hummingbirds? If so, please e-mail relevant information (such as date, location, etc.) and photos – if available (including the photographer’s name. THANK YOU!)


Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.

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