Hummingbird Spot Blog

May 15, 2018

I had the pleasure of attending a hummingbird banding session with Sheri L. Williamson, an ornithologist and author of A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America (Peterson Field Guide). The session was held at the Casa de San Pedro in Hereford, Arizona. It was grea...

May 10, 2018

The first day of my latest Arizona hummingbird search took me to Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary, the home of Mary Jo Ballator and the most likely place to see the Lucifer Hummingbird. Mary Jo has chairs set in several different areas of her property where bird watchers and...

May 1, 2018

ARUBA, BONAIRE AND CURACAO – An eight day cruise to find one hummingbird!

Well, I learned a lesson on this cruise. If you want to photograph hummingbirds on islands near the Equator, don’t do it from a cruise ship. Apparently the hummers feed like mad early in the morni...

March 26, 2018

Madera Canyon is located in Southeastern Arizona and is on the migration path for seven species of hummingbirds. Many other types of birds also make their home here, so the area is a birders paradise. It is a known resting place for many migrating species, so most peop...

March 25, 2018

The Paton Center opens at 6:30 am and I was there at 6:30 sharp. At first I thought they weren’t open because I was the only one there. I learned a big lesson from the cruise to the ABC Islands. I didn’t want to hear that if I got there at 8, the hummers were already i...

March 4, 2018

Flamingo Gardens is a lovely botanical garden and wildlife sanctuary covering 60 acres in Davie, Florida just outside of Ft. Lauderdale.  They boast over 3000 species of rare and exotic, tropical, sub-tropical and native plants.  I figured that if I was going to find a...

March 3, 2018

I’m off on my first ever trip to film hummingbirds.  I love taking cruises, so I booked myself on a trip to Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao on the Crown Princess.  These three islands are home to the Ruby Topaz and the Blue-Tailed Emerald Hummers.  Do you think that this am...

February 20, 2018

The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson has a wonderful little hummingbird aviary. I remember visiting it years ago when I visited Tucson for a medical conference. This was well before I started feeding them and trying to attract them to my home. Perhaps this visit...

October 13, 2016

Today’s adventure was to visit Santa Cruz, California, to find and photograph the rare, nearly completely white leucistic hummingbird who resides in the UCSC Arboretum. I am currently on a Princess cruise ship. Upon docking in San Francisco it was off to Enterprise Car...

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