Endangered Hummingbird Species

Hummingbird species at risk of extinction

Hummingbirds are the world's second largest family of birds with an estimated 338 species. Despite the fact that they are found only in the New World (North, South, and Central America; and islands of the Caribbean), they are a familiar subject around the globe. Yet few in the world are aware that thirty-four (34) species, or nearly ten per cent, are threatened with extinction, according to an analysis by BirdLife International. A list of these species with details is posted at this link.

Juan Fernández Firecrown

One of the most threatened of all hummingbird species is the Juan Fernández Firecrown. This page will be expanded soon to include more information on the species.

On August 2, 2014, Dr. Peter Hodum was the featured speaker for the Songbird Essentials Hummingbird Conservation Lecture at the Sedona Hummingbird Festival, Sedona, Arizona. What follows is a video record made of that presentation, courtesy of Mr. Neal Williams of Sedona, Arizona.

Click on the image below to view his presentation.

link to view The Hummingbird Connection, member magazine of the Hummingbird Society











Photo: Wally Nussbaumer

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