Welcome to Hummingbirds Canada!

Welcome to Hummingbirds Canada!

The overarching goal of Hummingbirds Canada is to encourage and support hummingbird research and education throughout Canada. Some of our specific goals include:

  • Identifying migration routes and peak migration dates
  • Defining the northern limits of the breeding range
  • Studying the nesting cycle
  • Collecting information on nesting locations, popular estimates, reproduction rates and birds returning to the same locality each year
  • Documenting spring arrival and fall departure dates
  • Locating concentration points
  • Documenting rare species visiting each province

Had I devoted myself to birds, their lives and plumage, I might have produced something worth doing.

John Ruskin

News and Events

Hummingbirds Canada Registered Charity Status

Hummingbirds Canada is a registered charity and can issue tax receipts for donations. Donations can be made by e-transfer to hummingbirds@bmts.com or by sending a cheque in the mail.

We recognize that Covid-19 has created challenges for all Canadians including charities that help nature and people alike. No matter the circumstance, we appreciate the support of Canadians through sighting reports and hosting our researchers at hummingbird banding sites across Canada. If you can spare some money for a donation to us this year, please do. If you can’t, we will always appreciate your support in other ways. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. With your help, we hope that 2021 is brighter for everyone.

Thank you,
Hummingbirds Canada

June 21st 2018 - Interesting science story on CBC's "The Current" radio show

Meet the Sherlock Holmes of bird crimes investigating the black market for dead hummingbirds