You might only see them as a blur of wings, a tiny bird moving with athleticism and precision. With a remarkable ability to hover and even fly backwards, they speed from flower to flower. Their appetite for sugar seems outsized, and, indeed, there are few animals that can match a hummingbird’s need for energy.
To discuss the busy world of hummingbirds, I’m joined by Jennifer Brown, a wildlife biologist based in California with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Western Hummingbird Partnership: https://westernhummingbird.org/
Hummingbird Conservation Network: https://www.savehummingbirds.org/
Local Native Plant Society, Local Cooperating Extension Service