hummingbirds

Surprising Similarities: What’s Going on in YOUR Backyard?

By Kim Kurki, author of World of Birds: A Beginner’s Guide Did you ever think of hummingbirds and woodpeckers as similar? Until recently, I didn’t. Where I live in Eastern … Read more

Functional Decor for the Wildlife Garden

You can create a wildlife-friendly garden that provides birds, butterflies and other backyard wildlife with the four components of habitat: food, water, cover, and places to raise their young. These … Read more

Garden Quiz

Which Backyard Wildlife Species Are You?

We all have a favorite backyard species, beautiful birds, butterflies, mammals or other wonderful creatures. What if they’re your favorite because they remind you of yourself? Find out which species … Read more

Team Hummingbird

Wildlife Battle: Team Butterfly vs. Team Hummingbird

Today is National Butterfly and Hummingbird Day. That’s a lot to handle in 24 hours. Here’s your chance to show your support for #TeamButterfly or #TeamHummingbird (only the brave will … Read more

Amazing Animal Hearts

This Valentine’s Day, rather than look at animals’ weird mating rituals or focus on the possibility of a worldwide chocolate shortage, we’re going to stroll down memory lane to examine some … Read more

Ruby-throated hummingbird nest

Photo of the Day: Feeding Time for Hummingbirds

Ruby-throated hummingbird mother (with tongue sticking out) after feeding her chicks   Photo by Flickr member Moments in Nature by Joshua Clark See more of Joshua Clark’s photos on Flickr … Read more

Photo of the Day: Gotta Love the Tail

Booted Racket-tail Hummingbird Taken in Bolivar, Ecuador Photo by Flickr member Bryan Hix | bdhixphotography.com See more of Bryan Hix’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We … Read more

Male ruby-throated hummingbird by Flickr member SX3shooter

Photo of the Day: Ruby and Emerald

Male ruby-throated hummingbird Photo by Flickr member SX3shooter See more of SX3shooter’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be … Read more

Broad-tailed hummingbird in Colorado

Six Tips For Photographing Hummingbirds

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 … Read more

Rufous Hummingbird in Flight

Ten Amazing Things About the World’s Tiniest Backyard Birds

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 … Read more

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