National Hummingbird Day is celebrated every year in September, on the first Saturday. In 2022 – this is September 3rd. The hummingbird is one of the most amazing, unusual creatures on the planet. Join the activities to learn about these birds and understand how to take care of them. On this day, fascinating educational seminars, excursions, and training programs are held.
Hummingbirds are unique in that they are the only ones on the planet able to hover in the air in front of a flower. They flap their wings so often fast, they produce a buzzing sound. Despite being tiny, the bird is characterized by an aggressive character, but more than 25 species can coexist in one territory. It is noteworthy that there is no actual information about the evolution of these tiny creatures. Hummingbirds were first discovered in Brazil, and they are often found in North and South America.
- Male hummingbirds do not live as long as females, because they spend a lot of energy protecting the nest.
- Hummingbirds need to rest every quarter of an hour, as flying requires a lot of effort from this gentle creature.
- Today, about 360 species of hummingbirds are known to science, and their number regularly increases. Over 330 species live in America.
- Due to their small size, the birds often find themselves in difficult situations, with pesticides, predators, nutritional deficiencies, and bad weather posing a threat to them.
- Science recognizes the importance of hummingbirds for pollination.
How to take part
Read more about these wonderful creatures. Did you know hummingbirds do not live in swarms, they travel alone? You will probably be interested in the fact these birds are the only ones able to fly backwards. Share your knowledge on social networks and raise people’s awareness of hummingbirds. Visit a park or garden, where you can see the bird. Watch documentaries about the life of hummingbirds in their natural environment.
When is National Hummingbird Day celebrated in 2022?
National Hummingbird Day is observed on the first Saturday of September each year.