Hummingbirds, Swifts and Swallows

Swallows, swifts and hummingbird species are amazing additions to any backyard. Learn how to identify and attract these graceful fliers to your yard, and listen to their songs.

Do Swallow Bird Sightings Have Special Meaning?

Swallows are lovely birds — but you might not know they've been significant and admired all the way back through ancient times.

16 Super Sweet Baby Swallow Pictures

There's nothing cuter than a baby swallow — except multiple baby swallows! Check out our collection of too-cute photos of...


Look for Violet Green Swallows in the West

The violet green swallow is a shiny green flier that swoops and soars in the West. Discover where to find...


9 Fascinating Barn Swallow Facts

From symbolism to their bug catching abilities, there's a lot to learn about a barn swallow. Learn about their nests,...


8 Types of Swallow Birds You Should Know

From purple martins to barn swallows, find out how to spot and identify 8 members of the swallow bird family...

Cliff Swallow vs Barn Swallow: Spot the Differences

Learn how to look for the differences between a cliff swallow vs a barn swallow, two similar birds that are...


How to Identify and Attract a Purple Martin

Purple martins nest in colonies of six to eight pairs or more. Learn what these birds look like, what they...

Calliope Hummingbird: Smallest Bird in the U.S.

Learn how to identify a Calliope hummingbird, where to find these tiny birds, what the males and females look like...


How to Identify and Attract a Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Look for a ruby throated hummingbird in eastern states in summer. See what males and females look like and learn...


Lucifer Hummingbird: What’s in a Name?

Was the Lucifer hummingbird really named after the devil? Discover details about the rare bright-colored flier, including where to find...


What Foods, How Often and How Much Do Hummingbirds Eat?

Birding experts discuss what do hummingbirds eat—and how often they eat it! A hummingbird's diet includes more foods than you...

How to Identify and Attract a Tree Swallow

Learn how to identify a male and female tree swallow. Find out about their nests, song, range map and what...


7 Fascinating Facts About Swift Birds

Learn facts you need to know about a swift bird. These airborne birds can’t sit still. Get facts about swift...


The Ultimate Bucket List for Hummingbird Lovers

These activities, from hummingbird festivals to feeding tips, are seriously cool ideas that every hummingbird enthusiast should experience.


How to Identify and Attract an Allen’s Hummingbird

Identify male, female and juvenile Allen's hummingbirds. Learn about their call, the range where you can spot this species, and...


How to Identify Anna’s Hummingbirds

The Anna's hummingbird is more cold-hardy than most hummingbirds. It can be found all year along the Pacific Coast, as...

How to Identify a Black Chinned Hummingbird

Black-chinned hummingbirds wag their tails as they feed across the western United States. Learn what the males and females look...


Look for a Violet Crowned Hummingbird in the Southwest

Look for violet-crowned hummingbirds in Arizona and New Mexico. Learn what these birds look like and discover facts about their...


15 Types of Hummingbirds Found in the United States

If you're wondering what hummingbird species are in your backyard, check out the 15 types of hummingbirds that breed in...


Get to Know Tough and Tiny Rufous Hummingbirds

Orangey-red rufous hummingbirds are feisty and fierce. Learn to identify males and females, listen to their call and see their...


Meet the World’s Largest and Smallest Hummingbirds

You may think all hummingbirds are the same size, but the giant hummingbird and bee hummingbird stand out as the...


How Long Do Hummingbirds Live?

Learn the lifespan of hummingbirds, and discover how long hummingbirds can live in the wild and in captivity at zoos.


Discover the Truth About Common Hummingbird Myths

Should you add red dye to hummingbird feeders? Find out as we separate hummingbird myths from hummingbird facts.


Hummingbirds Can See Even MORE Colors Than Humans, According to Researchers

A new study reveals hummingbirds' large eyes see the world in a wider range of brilliant colors than people can...


5 Hummingbird Videos You Can’t Miss

From nest building to snoring (yes, snoring!), the behavior captured in these hummingbird videos will captivate your bird-loving heart.

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