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Ask the Naturalist: Can Hummingbirds Taste Their Food?

August 01, 2017 by Marc Badger

What does a hummingbird taste in a flower?

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A Ghost Bird Visits Santa Cruz

November 01, 2016 by Sally Rae Kimmel

A leucistic hummingbird spent the summer at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum.

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Do Hummingbirds Reuse Nests?

February 07, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

After an unfortunate pruning accident, a reader wrote in to ask: do hummingbirds reuse nests?


How do you make a teeny hummingbird chick comfy?

March 28, 2013 by Constance Taylor

Imagine fitting your little eggs inside a nest the size of a golf ball? Hummingbirds are back, and raising the next generation.


Tiny dancers in the air

October 01, 2012 by Susan Taylor Brown

Now you see them, now you don't. You'd think hummingbirds would be the hardest critters on Earth to photograph. Local writer Susan Taylor Brown cracked the nut with some pretty basic techniques.


A Most Unlikely Refuge in Pittsburg

April 14, 2010 by Donna Whitmarsh

At the western edge of the Delta lies a most unexpected gathering of wildlife. Here peregrines hunt from tall towers, beavers lodge in protected waters, and hummingbirds nest in the least likely of spots. What was once among the busiest, noisiest, smelliest, most crowded, most unsafe places to earn the name "habitat" has become a haven for dozens of species.

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Venn and the Art of Hummingbird Identification

January 04, 2010 by John Muir Laws

In spring, not every hummingbird you see in the Bay Area is the same. But they’re all gorgeous. Jack helps us tell the difference between the Allen’s, the rufous, and the Anna’s.

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Allen’s Hummingbirds in Town

January 01, 2008 by Aleta George

Starting in February in coastal areas, keep an eye out for a change in your local hummingbirds. Our resident Anna’s ...

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Are there any resident animal species in the region that hibernate in winter, even though we don’t usually have snow or freezing temperatures?

January 01, 2001 by Joe Eaton

That depends on what you mean by hibernation. All but one of the Bay Area’s 13 species of bats are ...

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