Visitor Hummingbird Video Submissions

Here is a collection of our visitor hummingbird video submissions. 

We encourage anyone to submit their videos. I'm sure our visitors would love to see them.

Submit your video in the form below.


TITLE: Hummingbird & Chicks
PRODUCER: Tim O'Dell
LOCATION: Lincoln, California
DATE OF SUBMISSION: June 18, 2015

Recently I discovered that a hummingbird had built a nest in the Japanese Maple just outside my home office window.  The nest was only about two and a half feet from the window so I set up my  camera (Canon T2i/550D) to follow the  birds from egg to hatched chicks. 
After filming for the better part of a month I have distilled the many hours images down to this video.  Some of the closeup stills and a little bit at the end are not the best of images, but I could not set up my full array of light and equipment outside without interfering with and scaring away the mother hummingbird.  However for those interested in these things I think you will find some neat stuff in the video...at least I hope so.
With so much video taken it was hard not to create something much larger.  But if there is interest maybe I will make some smaller additional videos.

by Tim O'Dell


TITLE: Overwintering Rufous Hummingbird in Arkansas
PRODUCER: Donna Haynes
LOCATION: Little Rock, AR
DATE OF SUBMISSION: July 7, 2011

Rufie arrived at our feeder October 5, 2010.  At first it was unkown if he was a male or female and if he was an Allens or Rufous Hummingbird.  As time went by his changing plumage revealed a brilliant Male Rufous Hummingbird.  In essence, Rufie had grown up with us.  He arrived as a juvenile and left as an adult male on March 30, 2011.  Rufie survived two snowstorms and many sub-freezing nights at our home in Little Rock, Arkansas. He even did something that I and no one else that I have spoken to has observed a hummingbird do.  During the night of the first snowstorm, Rufie showed up underneath his red light and sipped from his feeder at 7:15 in the evening.  This placed him out feeding about 2 hours after sunset.  This is unprecedented. We do not know why he did this.  It is unknown what drew him, along with many other overwintering hummingbirds to the central and eastern United States.  I am sure though that they bless many others with their beauty just as Rufie blessed us.
Please consider maintaining a winter hummingbird feeder this coming season.  We changed his nectar twice a week and kept a red floodlight near his feeder to keep the nectar from freezing.  You could save the life of a lovely flying jewel. 
We anxiously await Fall to come and hope that with it, Rufie will arrive once again.

by Donna Haynes


TITLE: Hummingbirds of Canada ~ Never seen this many before!!!
PRODUCER: Joe Vass
LOCATION: Kelowna, BC
DATE OF SUBMISSION: May 14, 2011


TITLE: Year-round Anna's Hummingbirds
PRODUCER: Bea Minus
LOCATION: Seattle, WA
DATE OF SUBMISSION: August 4, 2015

A family of Anna's hummingbirds nested in our yard last summer, stayed throughout the winter, and got pretty used to us being around.  They were practically pets, as they allowed close-ups, and got used to the camera being set up by the feeder.  Sometimes I thought they were showing off just for the camera.  I go pretty attached to them, and got to recognize about three regulars: Big Red, Hummerette, and Little Nervous Nelly.

This video is a combination of several clips I took with a Sony DSC RX100 camera.  And, since this is the first video I've done, the photography isn't always the best, but I still got some great shots, I believe! Anyway, this video is more entertainment than education, only 3 minutes, so take a break and enjoy!

by Bea  Minus


TITLE: Hand Feeding Hummingbirds  
PRODUCER: Sandra Greganti
LOCATION: Blythe, CA
DATE OF SUBMISSION: November 22, 2014

Just sharing a video of me hand feeding hummingbirds in my yard. 

by Sandra Greganti


TITLE: Hummingbirds ~ Up close & slow motion (HD) 
PRODUCER: Joe Vass
LOCATION: Kelowna, BC
DATE OF SUBMISSION: May 14, 2011


TITLE: Hummingbirds on my Front Porch
PRODUCER: Donna Hicks
LOCATION: Rimrock, AZ
DATE OF SUBMISSION: April 27, 2011

A couple of years ago I had an amazing number of hummingbirds at the feeders on my front porch.  I was going through 1/2 gallon of food every day.  But the work was well worth the effort!  I counted a total of 22 hummers at one time at the feeders.  I'm sure there were more around, just not feeding at that particular moment.  At times it was almost creepy to have these gorgeous birds within arms length of where I would sit.  The noise they make when there are that many is just incredible!  They seem to feed almost frantically just before a Monsoon Storm here in Northern Arizona. 

by Donna Hicks


TITLE: A Hummingbird Tale
PRODUCER: Todd Scott
LOCATION: Elko, NV
DATE OF SUBMISSION: July 26, 2013

I wasn't looking for a summer project - it found me!  My daughter happened to notice a strange little nest that had been built on a plant hanger hook under ceiling of my front porch.  She also started noticing that every time she dropped by, a little bird would fly out.  Once I started watching, I noticed a female black-chinned humming bird nesting.  At first, I set up a video camera inside looking through my front window.  Later, as things got more interesting, I used a modified tri-pod (strapped to a step ladder) about 3 feet from the nest and up against the ceiling.  Over a period of about six weeks, I was lucky enough to capture the whole nesting cycle.

by Todd Scott


TITLE: Volcano Hummingbird Video
PRODUCER: Chris Kosho
LOCATION: El Silencio Lodge in Costa Rica
DATE OF SUBMISSION: 2010

This video was captured by Chris Kosho and here is his summary of the event.

"El Silencio Lodge in Costa Rica is an amazing place. I highly recommend that anyone vacationing there spend a few nights there.

Part of El Silencio's enormous mountainous property is a hummingbird garden called "The Knot." I spent about an hour there chasing these beautiful creatures hoping for a good photograph, but they proved too fast for me. I was about ready to give up when I decided to ask God for one opportunity to capture a video of a hummingbird. I set the camera down on a wooden post and focused on a random flower. I took a seat nearby and watched, not really certain that one would even come by. Sure enough, within a couple of minutes this amazing hummingbird flew by! It was definitely a miracle that of all the flowers in the garden, the hummingbird would choose the same one I did! God hears.

Back at the reception area the day we were leaving, I showed the video to a waiter who explained to me that this is a "Volcano Hummingbird," named for it's orange color.

Coming back to Austin, I decided to get a hummingbird feeder for the balcony at my apartment. Who knows, maybe one day I'll catch another one on video."

by Chris Kosho


TITLE: The Cow Creek Flock Video
PRODUCER: Dave Reichert
LOCATION: Pecos, New Mexico
DATE OF SUBMISSION: April 9, 2017

We've been feeding these birds for twenty years now, averaging about 230 pounds of sugar per year, and this video is pretty typical of a July evening at our house. Because of our remote location, and the lack of flowering plants in the vicinity, generations of these Broad Tails and Rufous hummingbirds must see our feeders as an oasis to raise their families. We're happy to accommodate them.

by Dave Reichert


TITLE: The Return in Spring 2017
PRODUCER: Cal Kelly
LOCATION: Chebanse, Illinois
DATE OF SUBMISSION: May 29, 2017

Love it when they return from the Winter away. I could sit for hours watching them.

by Cal Kelly


Entering your story and video is easy to do!

You must first go to YouTube and submit your video and then just copy and paste your video "embed code" from your YouTube video in the proper box below!...

Visitor Hummingbird Video Submissions Form

Here's how this works: Using the form below, type in the story of your favorite humming bird video. Some details that you might include - Where? When? Circumstances? Equipment? Do you hang hummingbird feeders? Do you plant hummingbird flowers? Whatever details you would like to include, we want to hear about it.

To submit a video:

  • If you have a YouTube video just copy and paste the "embed code" in the text block of the submission form. or Go to YouTube, open an account (its FREE) submit your video and get the code.
  • Include your story or description in the text box below along with the "embed code".

Your Hummingbird Video!

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