The sunlight speaks, and its voice is a bird ...

The Hummingbird by Harry Kemp

  • Hummingbird with fuscia
  • Hummingbird at feeder
  • Hummingbird feeding at flowers
The Hummingbirds of the U.S.

There are about a dozen hummingbirds that commonly breed in the United States. There are a few more that are rarities.

In addition to the more familiar species such as the Ruby-throated Hummingbird of the east and Black-chinned Hummingbird of the west, there are many more to see - everything from Anna's to Xantus.

Hummingbird Facts

How fast do they fly? How many different types are there? What about babies? Visit our Hummingbird Facts page to learn the answers to these questions and more.

Hummingbird Species

There are over 300 different species of hummingbirds. Most are found in tropical areas near the equator. About 12 species commonly breed in the US.

Feeding Hummingbirds

Feeding hummingbirds is really easy. All you need is some sugar, some water, and a feeder. We provide the nectar recipe and some basic feeding information.

Hummingbird Photos

Hummingbirds and flowers, what a great combination! Come check out our gallery of beautiful hummingbird photos.

Hummingbird Migration


Each year hummingbirds travel between their summer breeding grounds and their wintering grounds. Most of the hummingbirds that breed in the US travel south to Mexico or Central America for the winter.

Learn how you can track their migration.

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Hummingbird Gardens

Hummingbird at purple coneflower

Hummingbirds love sugar water feeders, but it's also nice to provide natural nectar sources for them. You can plant flowers in your garden or on your porch or patio that will be both pretty for you to look at and beneficial to the hummingbirds.

Learn what plants attract and provide nectar for hummingbirds.

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