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Summertime in the United States of Hummingbirds

By on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 - 14 Comments

Hummingbirds are special—brilliant, tiny, precision-flying creatures that glitter like jewels in the sun and dazzle with their aerial acrobatics, flying fast then stopping instantly, hovering, and zipping up, down, or backwards with exquisite control. They’re strictly a New World animal, … Continue reading

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Slow Down and Enjoy These High-Speed Birds and Beetles in Action [video]

By on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 - 19 Comments

By Shailee Shah A chameleon’s tongue, a bee’s flight, a cheetah’s chase, a kingfisher’s dive, a manakin’s “singing” wings—many animals go about their lives doing things in the blink of an eye. There is a whole secret world of the … Continue reading

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You’re seeing fewer hummingbirds at your feeder. Should you worry?

By on Friday, July 29th, 2011 - 21 Comments

Many bird watchers have a special love for hummingbirds—there’s just so much power and personality packed in that tiny bundle of feathers. Each summer, we get inquiries from people who notice these little dynamos have gone missing from their feeders. … Continue reading

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Feeder relief for Arizona’s fire-stricken hummingbirds

By on Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 - 12 Comments

In a year that started with six of southeastern Arizona’s driest months on record, wildfires have burned nearly a million acres of mountain forests in the state. Though fire is an integral part of this western ecosystem, the burned areas … Continue reading

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