Hummingbird

People talk about how quickly hummingbirds flap their wings (60 - 200 times per second), but seriously, do you know how much nectar you have to guzzle to sustain that kind of aerobic acrobatics? Twice your body weight, daily! Honestly, though, it always feel so special catching a glimpse of these amazing birds in action. But now, you guessed it, it’s time for us to start taking action to help endangered hummingbird species like the Short-crested Coquette from Mexico who are suffering from dramatic habitat loss. 34 of these species, roughly 10%, are currently threatened.