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Friday, March 9th, 2007 by | Filed Under: Cool Sites


This is an incredible site devoted to hummingbirds. Not only can you find out information on all the different species of hummingbirds (with pictures, I might add), you can learn how to attract and feed hummingbirds too!

I also really loved the fact that they made the Help/FAQ section very easy to find. You’ll notice it is mentioned in the second paragraph of the introduction, as well as, is vividly displayed in the pink text box with the blinking Click Here under the navigation strip. So, if you have questions, it will be easy to find an answer.

Beneath that pink text box with the blinking Click Here, you will find the search field. This will allow you to search the site. Beneath that in the Check It Out box, you’ll find some popular links to things around the site as well.

Now, onto the navigation strip. The sections are: Answers, Species, Science, Community and Home. If you scroll over each topic, a drop down menu will show up with the categories for that particular section.

Answers – Here, in the Answers section, you will find the following categories: About Hummingbirds, Attracting Hummingbirds, Hummingbird Feeders and FAQs.

About Hummingbirds will answer a lot of the questions you have. This is a great area to look for answers about these amazing birds. Next up is Attracting Hummingbirds. Here you can learn what you need to do to attract these birds to your feeder, as well as, what you can plant to make a hummingbird garden. Hummingbird Feeders is a section that not only talks about the feeders that you can choose from, but also, what to feed them. You can even get the recipe for the sugar water solution to put in the feeder.

Species – The drop down menu under this section offers you direct access to the different species of hummingbirds by name. It also has a section that provides species listed by state/province. If you click the Species tab, it takes you to an introduction page that also has all the species listed at the top for easy navigation.

Science – Here you will find Migration Maps and Research, along with the Bibliography for the research. To get a full idea of how the maps work, you should go back to the 2006 one, as the birds have not migrated north yet this year. On the 2007 map, in orange, you can see the birds’ breeding range. In the Research section, you can learn a couple of ways to research these birds, as well as, check out how the author of the site has researched them in the past.

Community – This section is filled to the brim with interesting things. The drop down menu provides you access to Events, Gallery, Photo Album, Resources, Reviews, Organizations, Hummer Notes and Anecdotes. Be sure to check out the many photographs here, because they are really amazing. I couldn’t believe how vibrant these birds are.

Home – Well, this of course, returns you to the main page.

I hope you enjoyed this site devoted to these amazing birds as much as I did!

~ Amanda

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