hummingbirds

How to Know the Birds: No. 16, Calliope Futures

On a not-exactly-a-bird-walk a week or so ago, one of the participants, Roberta, was intent on documenting whatever it is that was happening in the general vicinity of a pot full of patriotic petunias...

How to Know the Birds: No. 16, Calliope Futures2019-12-07T17:48:24-05:00

2014 Bird of the Year: Rufous Hummingbird

Small but fiesty, he swiftly rushes to the scene, wielding an approximately 17.3 mm black sword. He chases a fellow member of his species away from the breakfast table, giving high-pitched chattering and buzzing noises. read more >>

2014 Bird of the Year: Rufous Hummingbird2018-12-27T14:06:44-05:00

Hummingbirds

Most people have seen hummingbirds at least once in their lifetime, but how much do you really know about them? Hummingbirds are an incredibly diverse group. They belong to the family Trochilidae, and includes the read more >>

Hummingbirds2013-12-03T11:35:32-05:00

From Nest to Jungle: A Hummingbird’s Tale

One of the great privileges of living in a tropical country is the near constant presence of nesting birds. One of my favorites is the Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, which nests in my yard for most of the year.

From Nest to Jungle: A Hummingbird’s Tale2012-09-03T11:16:00-04:00