Hummingbirds at Home


When to Expect Hummingbirds in Your Yard This Spring

By Geoff LeBaron
May 21, 2020 — Flowers are beginning to bloom, and hummingbirds are starting to return from their southern winter sojourns. Here’s a regional guide for when they should arrive and the food they’re seeking.
Hummingbirds at Home

How to Make Hummingbird Nectar

By National Audubon Society
March 15, 2019 — In a few easy steps, you can bring these nectar-loving birds to your feeder.

Create a Hummingbird Haven With Native Flowering Plants

By BirdNote
April 10, 2017 — As hummers make their way north for spring, draw them to your yard or space with the plants they need to refuel.

How Do Hummingbirds Fly Without Crashing?

By Andrea Schneibel
July 21, 2016 — The birds can master their own physics by sizing up the objects in their path.
From Our Partners

One Simple Way to Help Hummingbirds Threatened by Climate Change

By Brian Bienkowski, The Daily Climate
May 03, 2016 — By tracking these tiny birds, we can detect important imbalances in the environment.
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The Audubon Guide to Attracting Hummingbirds and Orioles

By National Audubon Society
April 13, 2016

Where Do Hummingbirds Get All That Energy?

By Noah Strycker
April 13, 2016 — A lifestyle like theirs can only be matched by multiple sugar highs.
Hummingbirds at Home

(Not) Flying South for the Winter

By Dale, Kathy
April 27, 2015 — Birders find that hummingbirds are sticking around through the cold season.
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Tracking Allen's Hummingbird

By Kathy Dale
April 27, 2015 — This species could see 90 percent of its breeding range shift as our climate changes.
Birds of America

What Mr. Audubon Thought of Hummingbirds

By Becca Cudmore
April 10, 2015 — Descriptions of these nectar-sipping birds, written in an 1800s mindset.