Hummingbird Day is celebrated on April 3rd each year to appreciate these small, captivating birds.
These tiny birds have rapidly flapping wings that allow them to hover in midair and fly forwards, backwards, and upside down. Their name comes from the humming sound created by their fast wing beats.
There are over 300 species of hummingbird worldwide with brilliant, iridescent plumage. Their long thin beaks allow them to feed on flower nectar.
On Hummingbird Day, people can put up feeders with sugar water to attract these special visitors. Gardens can be planted with bright flowers that hummingbirds are drawn to.
Watching a hummingbird hover gracefully from flower to flower is a magical experience. Hummingbird Day reminds us to take joy in observing their beauty and amazing flight. The energy and dynamism of hummingbirds inspire wonder in nature.