It's the time of year when the magnificent hummingbirds begin their long journey north to enjoy the spring and summer months in North America. Let's celebrate the hummingbirds by learning more about them. Here is a list of interesting hummingbird facts to brush up on before they make their way to your area!
Hummingbirds have tongues that are grooved like the shape of a "W".
Hummingbirds have tiny hairs on the tips of their tongues to help them lap up nectar similar to a cat.
A hummingbird's bill is longer in proportion to its body, as compared to other birds.
Hummingbirds have no sense of smell, but can hear better than humans.
Now that you know more about them, track hummingbirds during their migration with our Interactive Hummingbird Migration Map. Keep an eye on their movements and submit a photo of the hummingbirds you see in your backyard to help us track them. See trends of where they're going, and how long it takes to get there - even see last years migration through our archives.
Want to stay connected on all things hummingbird? Share your pictures, stories, and advice with us on Facebook or our Birding Community. You can also subscribe to our e-newsletter to stay up to date with our birding advice, new products, and exclusive offers.