hummingbirds

10 Amazing Slow-Motion Animal Videos

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 …

Bird Feeder

A Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Bird Feeding

  |   May 3, 2011

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

Hummingbirds for Mother’s Day

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

Male ruby-throated hummingbird by William Heban

Bird of the Week: Ruby-throated Hummingbird

If you live anywhere within the eastern or midwestern part of the country, you already may have spotted your first ruby-throated hummingbird of the season—or maybe not. These tiny jewels …

giraffe, Tanzania, Africa

Valentine’s Day: Some Animals Really Have Heart

Valentine’s Day is the traditional holiday for giving away hearts. But how does a healthy human heart—a hollow ball of muscle about the size of a clenched fist that beats …

Rufous Hummingbird by David M. Schindler

Bird of the Week: Rufous Hummingbird

  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 …

Robin in Tree

“Tweet” This: Start a Bird Journal

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

National Wildlife Week: Tuesday Tweets (not that kind)

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.

Migration Begins!

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 …

Two-Minute Video: An AZ. Man Who Feeds Thousands of Hummingbirds (In A Day)

Jesse Hendrix has a ranch in Arizona along the migration route for many species of hummingbirds.  During the peak of migration, as many as 9,000 hummers will visit him in …

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