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Broad-tailed hummingbird in Colorado

Six Tips For Photographing Hummingbirds

5/30/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Some of the same qualities that make hummingbirds the unique, animated creatures that we love can also make them a challenge to photograph. Here’s some tips that may help you on your quest for great hummingbird photos: Offer Up Some […] Read more >

Rufous Hummingbird in Flight

Ten Amazing Things About the World’s Tiniest Backyard Birds

5/2/2012 // By Kevin Coyle

Hummingbirds are a definite favorite for so many North American wildlife gardeners, and after you voted last month these tiny wonders have a special place of honor during our Garden for Wildlife Month. There are eight species of hummingbirds that […] Read more >

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 >

Bird Feeder

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 >

Robin in Tree

“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 >