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.
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...
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 might think all hummingbirds are about the same size, but two species stand out as the largest and smallest...
The Ultimate Bucket List for Hummingbird Lovers
These 10 activities, some silly and some seriously cool, are ideas that every hummingbird enthusiast should experience.
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.
6 Fascinating Facts about Swifts
Learn everything birders need to know about swifts—the family of airborne birds that can’t sit still.
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.
What Do Hummingbirds Eat?
Birding experts Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman discuss all of the foods that hummingbirds eat—their diet includes more than you may...
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.
21 Stunning Hummingbird Photos You Need to See
Step into the world of hummingbirds with these amazing reader photos.
Hummingbird Species: Black-chinned Hummingbird
This small hummingbird species can be found wagging their tails as they feed throughout the western United States.
Attracting Hummingbirds: Western Species
Did you know that of North America’s 20 hummingbird species, most are unique to the West? Learn about attracting hummingbirds...
The hardiest swallow, it arrives early in spring and even winters over in some localities. When insects are unavailable, the...
Native Americans once attracted these voracious insect eaters by hanging gourd houses near their villages. Purple Martins nest in colonies...
Violet-crowned Hummingbird, simple beauty
Though the Violet-crowned Hummingbird is fairly common in Mexico, it is most uncommon in the United States. It can only
Jewell of a hummingbird
I think this Broad-billed Hummingbird is one of the most brilliantly colored birds that can be found in the United
Chimney Swifts: from babies to flight
This is a photo of a young Chimney Swift on it’s first flight after being released from my local wildlife