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Though they are some of the smallest birds in the world, hummingbirds have big personalities. These flying jewels captivate our hearts and our binoculars, and these tips can help you enjoy everything about hummingbirds: from the basics to identification to attracting to feeding these birds, here you'll find everything you need to know about your favorite hummingbirds.
  1. Hummingbird Basics
  2. Hummingbird Identification
  3. Hummingbird Species
  4. Attracting Hummingbirds
  1. Feeding Hummingbirds
  2. Hummingbird Pictures
  3. Hummingbird Conservation
  4. More Hummingbird Fun

Hummingbird Basics

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Understanding the basics about hummingbirds, from what makes them so unique to unusual trivia, is the best way to become more familiar with these popular birds.

Hummingbird Identification

Hummingbird Silhouette

These tiny birds are fast fliers and can be difficult to identify, but with practice every birder can feel confident about properly identifying every hummingbird they see.

Hummingbird Species

Black-Chinned Hummingbird

There are more than 300 species of hummingbirds in the world, and each one is a unique beauty. Two dozen species make appearances in North America, and they are some of the most anticipated backyard birds.

Attracting Hummingbirds

Anna's Hummingbird

To attract any birds to your backyard requires meeting their basic needs for food, water, shelter and nesting sites, but it takes special consideration to attract hummingbirds to enjoy.

Feeding Hummingbirds

Hummingbird Feeding

Feeding hummingbirds is easy and inexpensive, and offering the right food for these beautiful birds is a great way to get wonderful views as they fly nearby.

Hummingbird Pictures

Calliope Hummingbird

These birds move so fast, sometimes the best way to get a great view is through a photo. These photo galleries highlight some of the most beautiful hummingbirds in the world.

Hummingbird Conservation

Violet-Capped Woodnymph

Even tiny birds need big help to survive threats such as habitat loss, pollution and natural disasters. Fortunately, there are many easy ways birders can help hummingbirds.

More Hummingbird Fun

Sword-Billed Hummingbird

Can't get enough of hummingbirds? These fun projects and events will have you enjoying your flying jewels all year long, and sharing that enjoyment with others.

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