Hummingbird Central

Hummingbird Videos

Hummingbird Central Showcase

We've developed a short YouTube video featuring the hummingbird species found in the United States and Canada.

It also includes some charts comparing similiar species and has a special section dealing with white and albino hummingbirds.

It runs for about 6 minutes, and has soft music to accompany it ... take a look, at the Hummingbird Showcase

Like all YouTube videos, you can click to run it full screen, and mute the music if you like.

Click to view the Hummingbird Central Showcase 2024 ... a video at YouTube

Spring Migration 2023 Animated

Many hummingbirds spend the winter in Central America or Mexico, and migrate north to their breeding grounds in the southern and western United States as early as February, and to areas further north later in the spring. The first arrivals in spring are usually males.

The Hummingbird Central website tracks the annual spring hummingbird migration in North America with the help of its viewers as they submit their first hummingbird sightings from their locales.

The spring 2023 Hummingbird Migration Map project began in late January of 2023, and ended on May 14, 2023, when most hummingbirds had reached their northernmost breeding grounds in the Canadian provinces.

This migration video features an animation showing how the map of the migration evolved during the spring. It runs only about 3 minutes and features some easy listening music, so turn up your volume and relive the 2023 hummingbird migration!

click to view an animated version of the spring 2023 hummingbird migration

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Video

The Ruby-throated is the only hummingbird found consistently all over the Eastern U.S. and Canada.

The average life span is estimated by experts to be 3 - 5 years. The record age of a banded ruby-throated hummingbird is 6 years, 11 months. The average length is 3 3/4".

This Ruby-throat video features information about the Ruby-throat, including photos, quick facts and migration patterns. It runs only about 3 minutes and features some easy listening music, so turn up your volume and meet the Ruby-throated hummingbird!

click to view a video about the Ruby-throated hummingbird!

Albino and Other White Hummingbirds: The Video

Hummingbirds are colorful creatures! But some are white, or whitish!

Although somewhat rare in nature, there are indeed white hummingbirds! There are three types, a true Albino, and a Leucistic hummingbird ... and a mixture, known as Pied (or Piebald).

Melanin is important for hummingbirds as it dictates skin tone, eye color, feather strength, and ultraviolet sun protection. Less melanin produces a lighter color, while more melanin produces a darker color.

This short white hummingbird video highlights some of the albino, leucistic and pied hummingbird sightings which have been submitted by Hummingbird Central website viewers.

It runs only about 4 minutes ... enjoy some incredible views of white hummingbirds!

click to view a video about the white albino, lecistic and pied hummingbirds!

Gardens for Pollinators and People

Pollinators like hummingbirds, birds, bees, butterflies, moths, bats, ants, beetles, and small mammals pollinate plants and are responsible for helping plants reproduce.

Pollinating creatures travel from plant to plant carrying pollen on their bodies via a process that allows the transfer of genetic material critical to the reproductive system of most flowering plants.

This garden pollinator video presents common pollinators found around the home, hummingbirds and others, and some of the many flowers they help reproduce.

Sit back and enjoy a visit to a garden and its pollinators, and flowers ... and turn up your volume for some easy-listening music!

Click to view the Hummingbird Central video about pollinators in the home gardens

Chaparrel Nature Preserve Tour

Our Chaparrel Nature Preserve features a number of different ecological environments. Located in the country, it connects with hundreds of acres of deep forest, nearby fields, pastures, and wetlands. It is registered by as a certified Monarch Waystation.

We share our environment with birds, foxes, raccoons, snakes, armadillos, deer, skunks, turtles, coyotes, bobcats, and possums. During the warm months we enjoy countless varieties of butterflies, and Ruby-Throat Hummingbirds.

Currently, we are not offering personal tours of the preserve. However, we have prepared this virtual tour. It runs for about 6 minutes, so sit back and enjoy ... and turn up your volume for some easy-listening music!

Like all YouTube videos, you can click to run it full screen, and mute the music if you like.

click to view a video about the Chaparrel Nature Preserve!


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More Hummingbird Videos

Shown here are a few quick favorites of some recent hummingbird activity ... we'll get more videos posted from our archives shortly ... so visit again soon.

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds feeding during the fall southerly migration in early September ...
Watch our video on YouTube
Be sure to turn up your volume to enjoy their humming and chirping!


Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding frenzy in a rain storm ... Watch our video on YouTube


Ruby-throated fall migration in August ... Watch our video on YouTube