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Hummingbirds of the West
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Where to see Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds can be seen throughout the west (especially in the summer months) in variety of places.


Although hummingbirds inspire great affection in humans and some species, like Anna's Hummingbird, have actually expanded their range due to the popularity of feeders and hummingbird gardens, hummers still face threats of loss of habitat, use of pesticides and predation by house cats. The following conservation group websites furnish information on ways that you can help birds while enjoying nature.

National Audubon Society

The Nature Conservancy

American Bird Conservancy

National Wildlife Federation
The NWF sponsors the backyard wildlife habitat certification program.

Fun Hummingbird Links

Hummingbird Books

Krebbs, Karen. Hummingbirds: Beauty in Flight, Publications International, 2002.

Williamson, Sherri L. Peterson Field Guide Hummingbirds of North America, Houghton-Mifflin Co., 2002.

Howell, Steve. Hummingbirds of North America: The Photographic Guide, Academic Press, 2002.

Lazaroff, David Wentworth. The Secret Lives of Hummingbirds, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 1995.

Johnsgard, Paul A. The Hummingbirds of North America, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997.

Stokes, Lillian and Donald. The Hummingbird Book: The Complete Guide to Attracting, Identifying, and Enjoying Hummingbirds, Little, Brown and Co., 1989.

Tyrrell, Esther Quesada and Robert A. Hummingbirds, Their Life and Behavior: A Photographic Study of the North American Species, Crown, 1985.

Newfield, Nancy L. and Barbara Nielsen. Hummingbird Gardens: Attracting Nature's Jewels to Your Backyard, Houghton-Mifflin Co., 1996.

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