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Ruby-throated hummingbird by Bud Hensley

Four Tips For Attracting Hummingbirds

4/30/2012 // By Laura Tangley

Here in the MidAtlantic region, ruby-throated hummingbirds are just starting to show up, returning from their wintering grounds in Central America and Mexico to breed across much of eastern North America. Elsewhere across the country, hummingbirds are on the move […] Read more >

Ruhu’s return to the Pacific Northwest

4/2/2012 // By Les Welsh

Ruhu’s – the shorthand name given by birders who love, band, and track Rufous Hummingbirds, have returned to the Puget Sound region of the Pacific Northwest like clockwork again this year. For twenty-two years I have lived on a small […] Read more >

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10 Amazing Slow-Motion Animal Videos

9/13/2011 // By Anne Cissel

Wildlife sightings are often fleeting, leaving you wishing for more. If only there was a way to slow down time, to fully take in the majesty of the moment. Thank goodness for YouTube! (Never thought I’d say that.) We’ve scoured […] Read more >

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A Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Bird Feeding

5/3/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

What kind of bird feeder should you get? Where should you put it? What seeds should you provide? Read more >

Hummingbirds for Mother’s Day

5/3/2011 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum reviews Hummingbirds: Facts and Folklore from the Americas. Read more >

Ruby-throated hummingbird

Magazine Readers Report Hummingbird Sightings

12/15/2010 // By Kelly Senser

After Pat Neuhaus read in the December/January issue of National Wildlife that out-of-range-and-season sightings of hummingbirds are becoming increasingly common, he put out his sugar-water feeders. The next day, a hummingbird arrived in his South Carolina yard. “I hope to […] Read more >

Rufous Hummingbird by David M. Schindler

Bird of the Week: Rufous Hummingbird

12/1/2010 // By Laura Tangley

  About a week before Thanksgiving, fellow science writer Rick Borchelt spotted a “way out of season and way out of range” rufous hummingbird feasting at his backyard sugar-water feeder in College Park, Maryland. Since then, “I have been overrun […] Read more >

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“Tweet” This: Start a Bird Journal

4/20/2010 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum inspires kids to keep tabs on the neighborhood flocks Read more >

National Wildlife Week: Tuesday Tweets (not that kind)

3/16/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

Tuesday Tweets, the second post in our National Wildlife Week series, hopes that after you retweet this blog post you’ll shut it down and take your lunch break outside. But first, check out these birds that make ridiculously long migrations annually. Read more >

Migration Begins!

8/24/2009 // By David Mizejewski

August is waning and school is about to start.  Even though it’s technically still summer for another whole month, fall migration is already beginning for some species. The change of seasons is an important influence on animal behavior. Whether it’s the […] Read more >