Beauty and Behavior
Hummingbirds capture our imagination like no other bird. Tiny, beautiful, and acrobatic, they seem exotic. But more than a dozen different hummingbird species live here, in the United States, for some or all of each year. Here are hummingbird pictures, video, and sound – join us as we explore the lives of our local hummingbirds.
Bright, Shiny Colors
Hummingbirds bring a hint of the brilliant tropics to us, with their iridescent feathers and long bills. The Broad-billed Hummingbird has colors similar to many tropical hummingbirds.
Acrobats – Flying Like No Other Bird
No other bird flies like a hummingbird. They hover before us, looking at us boldly. They can fly backward. They seem to appear suddenly, with rapid changes in speed and direction. Then, just as quickly, they are gone.
Hummingbirds have a magic for us, even in their daily activities. They are acrobatic in flight. They are watchful at rest. The males are fierce with their competitors.
The females are tender with their young in the nest.
They are small birds that migrate long distances. Some of these tiny birds migrate thousands of miles from Mexico and Central America to spend spring and summer days in our gardens, parks, and wilderness.
Bringing Them to Us
There are more than a dozen different hummingbird species that regularly nest in the United States. Some species are common and widespread. The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is seen across the eastern U.S. and Canada each spring, summer, and fall.
Other species are seen only in a few places in the U.S. The Magnificent Hummingbird is typically only seen in mountain canyons near the border with Mexico.
More to Enjoy
There is lot more to enjoy about hummingbirds in the United States. Explore Hummingbird Pictures and discover the beauty and behavior of hummingbirds in the U.S.
Go here to see the species that nest here each year.
Go here to attract hummingbirds with flowers or feeders.
Bring hummingbirds into your life.