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Our books deliver a wealth of information for people of all ages. From children’s books, to books from a French author and nephrologist that breeds hummingbirds in the South of France who has written volumes, there is something instore for everyone. Topics range from: metabolism, food, insights on every species of hummingbird, hummingbird care, etc…

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Anna's in the Snow

by BETH KINGSLEY HAWKINS

This is a photographic record of an Anna's Hummingbird who awoke one morning to find 8 inches of snow had fallen just as her second egg was hatching!  Would she and her babies survive?

 

Photographer Beth Kingsley Hawkins began photographing a hummingbird nest in its early stages. But she was not prepared to awaken one Sedona morning to find 8 inches of snow--about what the region receives in an entire winter.

The chicks were tiny; the second egg had just hatched, and both babies were vulnerable in their blind, featherless state.

Price: US$22, includes shipping

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Details: 8 in. x 8 in., softback

The Hummingbird Society will receive a donation of $3 for each copy purchased through this page.

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Hummy the Magnificent, a children's book 

by BETH KINGSLEY HAWKINS

This is a story about a hummingbird who was allergic to flowers--and that's a big problem for a hummingbird!

Hummy the hummingbird struggled with sneezing, stomach problems, hives, and a variety of other ailments. He finally gave up and decided to leave the garden and go live in an apartment in the city--where everything was gray and totally of cement.

He stopped sneezing, but he lost his joy for living--no colors, no flowers, no familiar faces...

Fortunately, he discovered a hummingbird feeder outside a school library, which the students had placed to discover if there were any hummingbirds in the city.

Curious, he flew into an open library window and discovered little Rosie reading a book about flowers. Hummy soon discovered that the flowers in Rosie's book did not make him sneeze! With his little beak he could turn the pages...and without intending to, he was pollinating the books! He crossed geography with trigonometry, music with art, filled philosophy with poetry! And going through so many pages, he learned to read. Through Hummy's eyes the children in the school gained a new appreciation of the value of reading. 

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Price: US$24.95, includes shipping

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Details: 8 in. x 8 in., softback

The Hummingbird Society will receive a donation of $3 for each copy purchased through this page.

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Rubilito, the Traveling Hummingbird

by RALPH DESSAU

Meet Rubilito, an intrepid little hummingbird. Find out why he leaves Texas and flies over the Gulf of Mexico, through Central America, all the way to Panama! Learn how you can help him do his job.

The book is illustrated with drawings by Alvaro Miranda.

Written in Spanish and English.

Price: US$21, includes shipping

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Details: 8.5 inches wide x 8.5 inches tall; 44 pages; softback, perfect bound

ABOUT DR. JACQUES DUCROS

Since 1994, Jacques Ducros has been licensed by the French government to possess and breed hummingbirds. Fascinated by them since childhood, he currently has about 100 hummers of different species in a very large aviary built onto their home in Pont de l'Etoile, near Marseilles in the south of France, a region with a climate similar to that of California.

Jacques became the first international member of the Hummingbird Society in1996. Being a retired nephrologist, he has the medical understanding that aids him immensely in keeping his captive hummingbirds healthy. He has had great success with the challenging task of successful breeding of hummingbirds in captivity.

ABOUT PETER TUCKER

Born in Oakland (Ca) in 1946, Peter Tucker has lived in the south of France for the last 45 years. He is now retired from teaching at several campuses in the Aix-Marseille-Toulon region. However, he is continuing his work as a medical translator/editor for medical authors at university hospitals in France and Belgium. He has translated and co-authored several books on hummingbirds with Jacques Ducros since 2014.

We are the exclusive source of these hummingbird books!

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Hummingbirds: New Insights into the 358 Species, 2019

BY DR. JACQUES DUCROS AND PETER TUCKER

 Volume 1: Clades Topazes, Hermits, Mangoes

We proudly claim Jacques as the first international member of the Hummingbird Society. 

His three volumes present the 358 species according to the molecular phylogenetic classification, which classifies hummingbirds into 9 clades: Topazes, Hermits, Mangoes, (Volume One) He documents their distribution with photos and/or art work by his wife, Mireille, as well as photos of the flowers favored by each species. 

 

There are also tables describing the main characteristic of each hummingbird.

Price: US$41, includes shipping

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Details: 6.1 inches wide x 8.3 inches tall; softback, perfect bound (261 pages)

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Hummingbirds: New Insights into the 358 Species, 2019

BY DR. JACQUES DUCROS AND PETER TUCKER

Volume 2: Clades Brilliants, Coquettes, Patagona

We proudly claim Jacques as the first international member of the Hummingbird Society. 

His three volumes present the 358 species according to the molecular phylogenetic classification, which classifies hummingbirds into 9 clades: Brilliants, Coquettes, Patagona, (Volume Two) He documents their distribution with photos and/or art work by his wife, Mireille, as well as photos of the flowers favored by each species. 

 

There are also tables describing the main characteristic of each hummingbird.

Price: US$41, includes shipping

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Details: 6.1 inches wide x 8.3 inches tall; softback, perfect bound (302 pages)

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Hummingbirds: New Insights into the 358 Species, 2019

by DR. JACQUES DUCROS AND PETER TUCKER

Volume 3: Clades Emeralds, Mountain Gems, Bees

We proudly claim Jacques as the first international member of the Hummingbird Society. 

His three volumes present the 358 species according to the molecular phylogenetic classification,

which classifies hummingbirds into 9 clades: Emeralds, Mountain Gems and Bees, (Volume Three) He documents their distribution with photos and/or art work by his wife, Mireille, as well as photos of the flowers favored by each species. 

 

There are also tables describing the main characteristic of each hummingbird.

Price: US$51, includes shipping

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Details: 6.1 inches wide x 8.3 inches tall; softback, perfect bound (493 pages)

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Hummingbirds: New Insights into the 358 Species, 2019

BY DR. JACQUES DUCROS AND PETER TUCKER

Volume 1: Clades Topazes, Hermits, Mangoes

Volume 2: Clades Brilliants, Coquettes, Patagona

Volume 3: Clades Emeralds, Mountain Gems, Bees

Price: US$111, includes shipping

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Details: Set of all 3 volumes.

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Hummingbirds: Eponyms, Etymologies, and Principal Characteristics  Volume 1

BY DR. JACQUES DUCROS AND PETER TUCKER

Details of this many hummingbird species are not easy to find at an affordable price. This book devotes two pages to each of about 1/3 of all known species, including photos / drawings, how the species was named, where it is found (location and altitude), and more. A colorful book that goes beyond simply a recitation of facts!  If you are creating a library of hummingbird books, be sure to add this volume to others by the same author (below and above!).

Price: US$26, includes shipping

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Details: 6.1 inches wide x 8.3 inches tall; 244 pages; softback, perfect bound

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It's a Hummingbird's Life 

by DR. JACQUES DUCROS AND PETER TUCKER

This book–the only one of its kind–reveals Dr. Ducros' breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding about hummingbirds, their characteristics, their distribution, and more.

Even the most knowledgeable person about hummingbirds will learn something new on almost every page!

All persons with a serious interest in hummingbirds should have this book in their library. The book is illustrated with paintings by Jacques' wife, Mireille Ducros, and by Jacques' photos.

Price: US$25, includes shipping

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Details: 6.0 inches wide x 8.35 inches tall; 198 pages; softback, perfect bound

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Hummingbird Care

by DR. JACQUES DUCROS 

This book–the only one of its kind–reveals the understanding needed to raise and breed these birds who even in the wild live on the knife edge of existence.
The book is illustrated with paintings by Jacques' wife, Mireille Ducros, and by Jacques' photos.

Price: US$21, includes shipping 

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Details: 5.875 inches wide x 8.25 inches tall; 50 pages; softback, perfect bound

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Hummingbirds: new insights into their food and metabolism bottom

BY DR. JACQUES DUCROS AND PETER TUCKER

This new book is dedicated to everyone who loves hummingbirds and in particular, H. Ross Hawkins, President-Founder of the Hummingbird Society, as well as the non-profit organizations devoted to wildlife conservation.

Price: US$41, includes shipping

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Details: 5.5 inches wide x 8.3 inches tall; softback, perfect bound (350 pages total in 3 languages, English, French & Spanish)