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Birds of a Feather: Trochilidae – Hummingbirds

There are around 10,000 bird species on this planet, and this series will introduce you to some of the families that make up the class of birds known as Aves. We will review each family’s evolutionary history, distribution, natural history, fun facts, and look at conservation concerns for the family as a whole. This series is intended for birders who are looking for a deeper understanding of avian taxonomy and biology. This class is part of a series (more classes soon!). Each class is standalone and must be purchased separately.

Birds of a Feather: Trochilidae: Hummingbirds

Join us on a journey through the amazing evolutionary history, powerful physiology, interesting anatomy, and fascinating natural history of these charming birds.

In the first part of the class, we examine the evolution of this highly adapted family. We will then look at how their morphology and physiology have led this group to be one of the most efficient pollinators of the world.

In the second part of this class, we will discuss the natural history of this huge family of 349 species. From their constant quest to locate nectar and insects to fuel a high-energy lifestyle to their amazing courtship displays, there is plenty to discover. Finally, we will talk about conservation concerns facing the future of one of the most recognizable families of birds on this planet.

A Snowcap Hummingbird sips nectar from purple flowers.
Snowcap Hummingbird, photo by Andy Wraithmell

Join us and learn about the fascinating world of the Trochilidae family!

Join us on a journey through the amazing evolutionary history, powerful physiology, interesting anatomy, and fascinating natural history of one of the most colorful families of birds out there: the Hummingbirds!

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Class Details

  • Class: June 22, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Class fee: $20 members / $30 non-members
  • Note: Class recordings will be sent out automatically to everyone who registered post-class. Thank you!

 


Details

Date:
June 22
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Venue

Portland Audubon
5151 NW Cornell Road
Portland, OR 97210 United States
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Cost:
$20 – $30

Organizer

Tara Lemezis
Phone:
971-222-6131
Email:
tlemezis@audubonportland.org