We've developed a short YouTube video featuring the hummingbird species found in the United States and Canada.
It also includes some charts comparing similiar species and has a special section dealing with white and albino hummingbirds.
It runs for about 6 minutes, and has soft music to accompany it ... take a look, at the Hummingbird Showcase
Like all YouTube videos, you can click to run it full screen, and mute the music if you like.
Many hummingbirds spend the winter in Central America or Mexico, and migrate north to their breeding grounds in the southern and western United States as early as February, and to areas further north later in the spring. The first arrivals in spring are usually males.
The Hummingbird Central website tracks the annual spring hummingbird migration in North America with the help of its viewers as they submit their first hummingbird sightings from their locales.
The spring 2022 Hummingbird Migration Map project began in late January of 2022, and ended on May 19, 2022, when most hummingbirds had reached their northernmost breeding grounds in the Canadian provinces.
This migration video features an animation showing how the map of the migration evolved during the spring. It runs only about 3 minutes and features some easy listening music, so turn up your volume and relive the 2022 hummingbird migration!
The Ruby-throated is the only hummingbird found consistently all over the Eastern U.S. and Canada.
The average life span is estimated by experts to be 3 - 5 years. The record age of a banded ruby-throated hummingbird is 6 years, 11 months. The average length is 3 3/4".
This Ruby-throat video features information about the Ruby-throat, including photos, quick facts and migration patterns. It runs only about 3 minutes and features some easy listening music, so turn up your volume and meet the Ruby-throated hummingbird!
Hummingbirds are colorful creatures! But some are white, or whitish!
Although somewhat rare in nature, there are indeed white hummingbirds! There are three types, a true Albino, and a Leucistic hummingbird ... and a mixture, known as Pied (or Piebald).
Melanin is important for hummingbirds as it dictates skin tone, eye color, feather strength, and ultraviolet sun protection. Less melanin produces a lighter color, while more melanin produces a darker color.
This short white hummingbird video highlights some of the albino, leucistic and pied hummingbird sightings which have been submitted by Hummingbird Central website viewers.
It runs only about 4 minutes ... enjoy some incredible views of white hummingbirds!
Pollinators like hummingbirds, birds, bees, butterflies, moths, bats, ants, beetles, and small mammals pollinate plants and are responsible for helping plants reproduce.
Pollinating creatures travel from plant to plant carrying pollen on their bodies via a process that allows the transfer of genetic material critical to the reproductive system of most flowering plants.
This garden pollinator video presents common pollinators found around the home, hummingbirds and others, and some of the many flowers they help reproduce.
Sit back and enjoy a visit to a garden and its pollinators, and flowers ... and turn up your volume for some easy-listening music!
Shown here are a few quick favorites of some recent hummingbird activity ... we'll get more videos posted from our archives shortly ... so visit again soon.
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds feeding during the fall southerly migration in early September ...
Watch our video on YouTube
Be sure to turn up your volume to enjoy their humming and chirping!