Hummingbird pictures are one way to catch a glimpse of these beautiful flying jewels.
There are more than 300 species of hummingbirds and they are found only in the Western Hemisphere. The majority of hummingbird species are found in the tropical forests of South and Central America. There are 17 species of hummingbirds that are known to breed in the US. The greatest number of hummingbird species in the US can be found along the U.S.- Mexico border from Arizona to Texas. At least 13 species can be found in Arizona.
If you live east of the Mississippi River, you are likely to only see the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is the only hummingbird to visit New Hampshire. They normally arrive in May, a sure sign that winter is over and that summer is just around the corner. The migration journey of the Ruby-throated hummingbird is truly amazing. They travel as many as 2,000 miles between Canada and Panama. The trip includes a non-stop, 500-mile flight over the Gulf of Mexico (see map)
Click here for more information on the Ruby-throated hummingbirds.
You can attract hummingbirds using specialized hummingbird feeders and artificial hummingbird nectar. You can also create a hummingbird garden designed specifically to attract hummingbirds. You do not need a lot of space to create a hummingbird habitat. In fact, you can attract hummers using hanging or deck style planters. Watching hummers feed from hummingbird feeders is nice, but watching them feed from flowers seems more natural.
I hope you enjoy these hummingbird pictures.
Green Violet-ear Hummingbird
Oct 19, 17 02:25 PM
Ran into window at work. Grey body, white head with a crown, white accents long narrow beak. In Texas
Oct 17, 17 07:27 PM
In northeast Kansas, just spotted this one at the feeder. Seems unusual for here. Observed today, Oct 17. Any thoughts on what it is?
Oct 15, 17 06:44 PM
He looks like a cardinal but blue! i have never seen this bird before until this week