Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum is considered the nation’s hotspot for viewing hummingbirds.
If you love hummingbirds, we definitely recommend a visit here.
The exhibit is a re-creation of the natural habitat of approximately 17 hummingbirds at one time.
You will see that many of these hummingbirds are being rehabilitated for injuries sustained in the wild.
Although many hummingbirds die during their first year in nature, at the Museum some live as long as 12 years.
It is interesting to note that the Museum’s Hummingbird Exhibit was originally built in 1988.
It was later renovated after sadly discovering an infection of iron storage disease in the hummingbirds.
Now, double in size, the current exhibit is 3300 square feet.
Of special note: You can make a reservation for a tour that allows you to view the hummingbirds close-up.
Wouldn’t you enjoy seeing the tiny hummingbird nests?
Without a webcam, these can be very difficult to see in nature but here at the museum nests are here to view.
You will learn that the state of Arizona has recorded 16 species of hummingbirds in nature.
This is more than any other state.
Any hummingbird lover would enjoy a trip to Arizona to visit this wonderful aviary.
The address is:
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
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