Favorite Hummingbird Books for Bird Lovers

Hummingbird Handbook Birds & Blooms executive editor Kirsten Schrader says, “We focus on backyard hummingbirds. This book by John Shewey covers all you need to know about hummingbirds, so working together made sense.

Ruby T. Hummingbird's My Tiny Life A ruby-throated hummingbird's year in nature is chronicled in this charming children's book. Kids will learn about hummingbirds' diet, life cycle, migration, and behavior.  

Gift of the Hummingbird Every sighting of these small birds delights wildlife enthusiasts worldwide. Naturalist Sy Montgomery wrote this book on her experiences assisting a wildlife rehabilitator raise two orphan Allen's hummingbirds.

Hummingbird Colouring Book Read hummingbird books to admire their colors. This coloring book with realistic photos to color is perfect for hummingbird aficionados. A pack of colored pencils is a great gift.

Stokes Hummingbird Beginner's Guide This small book is perfect for garden hummingbird beginners. It covers common species, feeding advice, and all the foundational information. Want more book ideas? Check out our favorite 10 birding and gardening books.

The Peterson Field Guide to North American Hummingbirds This field guide highlights ID markers to help identify hummingbirds in the field without a close look. You also learn about hummingbirds' lives. Psst—hummingbird lovers will appreciate these gifts.  Hang outside.

Stokes Hummingbird Book The Stokes guide is called The Hummingbird Book: The Complete Guide to Attracting, Identifying, and Enjoying Hummingbirds, which says it all. This book has print and e-book versions.

Guide to All Hummingbird Species This is the first book to list all 338 hummingbird species. From Cuba's tiny bee hummingbird to South America's 10-weight monster, they're all here. Next, see our top kids' nature books.