A perched ruby-throated hummingbird by Susan Young

Where are they from?

Ruby-throated hummingbirds live in mostly open areas and on the edge of forests. During the summer, they can be found in most of the eastern United States.

What do they eat?

While most of the diet of ruby-throated hummingbirds is made up of nectar from brightly colored flowers or tree sap, they will also eat insects and spiders.

How do they act?

They are very territorial and aggressive creatures, attacking those that enter their space. The ruby-throated hummingbird can fly with great agility, coming to a complete stop in midair in under a second.

Are they endangered?

Ruby-throated hummingbirds are listed as “Least Concern” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.

Bird Blurb

A ruby-throated hummingbird’s nest can take up to ten days to build and decorate.


Hummingbirds love feeders with sugar water!


Source: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Ruby-throated_Hummingbird/lifehistory