Data for reasons for admission were manually classified into seven categories depending on where and how a hummingbird was found by a good samaritan(s). Two categories were based on the location where the hummingbirds were found. Hummingbirds that were found on a patio, sidewalk, driveway, road, pool, or grass lawn were classified as “found on the ground” whereas hummingbirds that were found inside a human-built structure (e.g., a house, shop, garage, office building) were classified as “found inside”. If a hummingbird was found with a cat, dog, or in one case a chicken, the reason for admission was designated as “associated with domestic animal”. Hummingbirds that were associated with or found in the vicinity of a known nest were identified with the reason of “nest-related”. These included nestlings that were found fallen on the ground but the rescuer had been observing them on a nearby known nest, as well as nestlings that were rescued along with the nest, either where the nest was abandoned by the parents and was easy to extract from the tree/location or where the nesting trees/shrubs were cut down and the nest was found with the nestlings. Hummingbirds that were found at the feeder, usually unresponsive and sitting or hanging upside down, as well as hummingbirds sitting on a bush or fence that people were able to capture with minimal effort, were classified as “torpor-like state”. Another reason for admission included “window collisions” where hummingbirds were brought in after a collision with glass windows, windshields of parked vehicles, and glass doors. Lastly, entries where the reason for admission was not mentioned were classified as “unknown”.

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