Hummingbird's Trek Ends in Illinois Zoo Beloit, Wis., resident Joan Salzberg, discovered a green-breasted mango hummingbird feeding in her backyard. The bird is rarely, if ever, seen north of Mexico. It had clearly lost its way. Thanks to a concerted rescue effort — just in time for winter — the little hummer now calls a Chicago zoo home.
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Hummingbird's Trek Ends in Illinois Zoo

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Hummingbird's Trek Ends in Illinois Zoo

Hummingbird's Trek Ends in Illinois Zoo

Hummingbird's Trek Ends in Illinois Zoo

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Last month, Melissa Block spoke with Beloit, Wis., resident Joan Salzberg, who discovered a green-breasted mango hummingbird feeding in her backyard. The bird is rarely, if ever, seen north of Mexico. It had clearly lost its way.

Thanks to a concerted rescue effort — just in time for winter — the little hummer now calls Brookfield Zoo outside Chicago home.

The zoo's curator of birds, Anne Oiler, gives an update.

South American Hummingbird Spotted in Wisconsin

South American Hummingbird Spotted in Wisconsin

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A green-breasted mango hummingbird has been visiting Joan Salzberg's backyard in Beloit, Wis., since July. It's a South American bird rarely spotted north of Mexico. Mike Ramsden hide caption

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A green-breasted mango hummingbird has been visiting Joan Salzberg's backyard in Beloit, Wis., since July. It's a South American bird rarely spotted north of Mexico.

Mike Ramsden

A rare visitor to Joan Salzberg's backyard has drawn hundreds of ornithology devotees to her Beloit, Wis., home.

The South American green-breasted mango hummingbird has been a star attraction for the past few weeks.

Salzberg talks with Melissa Block.