Our Favorite Hummingbird Books for Birders
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Need a present for a hummingbird fan who loves books? Check out our favorite books about hummingbirds, including field guides and a coloring book.
Hummingbird Coloring Book
One reason we love to read hummingbird books is because we love to marvel at their colors. Hummingbird fans will love this coloring book, which features realistic detailed images to color however you please. Pair it with a pack of colored pencils for a wonderful gift. Also consider 16 hummingbird feeders and accessories your birds will love.
Stokes Beginner’s Guide to Hummingbirds
This little book is ideal for anyone who’s just learning about hummingbirds in their yard. It covers common species, feeding tips, and all the basic info you need to get started. Looking for more book ideas? Check out the top 10 birding and gardening books we love.
Peterson Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America
This field guide does a great job of pointing out specific ID markers to help identify butterflies in the field, even if you don’t get a detailed look. You also get a good overview of hummingbirds and their lives. Psst—we found holiday gifts any bird lover will absolutely adore.
Stokes Hummingbird Book
The full title of this Stokes guide is The Hummingbird Book: The Complete Guide to Attracting, Identifying and Enjoying Hummingbirds, and that pretty much says it all. This book is available in paperback and e-book formats. Psst—don’t miss these gift ideas for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Hummingbirds: A Guide to Every Species
This is the first book to detail all 338(!) known species of hummingbirds. From the tiny bee hummingbird from Cuba to the giant hummingbird of South America, which is 10 times the weight, they’re all here. Next, check out our favorite nature books for kids.