Welcome to Hawks and Hummingbirds
Photos of Hawks, Hummingbirds, and a variety of other winged friends; along with a few critters & creepers. The photographs were taken around the home, on nature hikes, back-country road trips, and bird or critter related special events. You will also find information and resources on a variety of wildlife related subjects.
Use of Images
All images are free to use for any endeavor with the only exception being images that depict people, these images may not be used for any purpose.
IWS - The Institute for Wildlife Studies
The Mission of the Institute for Wildlife Studies is to gather information necessary to maintain biodiversity and viable populations of all species, and enhance our understanding of the animals with which we share our world.
Many private environmental consulting firms engage in short-term surveys and assessments of wildlife populations for the purpose of assisting developers in complying with State and Federal laws. However, long-term investigations are necessary to compile information needed to address the resource requirements of animals, and to implement strategic planning for their survival. With the assistance of numerous funding agencies, the Institute has initiated long-term wildlife investigations to meet these objectives.View Live Eagle Cams and Learn More About IWS
Raptor and Hummingbird Facts
eBird | real-time, online checklist
Global tools for birders, critical data for science. eBird has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Record the birds you see, keep track of your bird lists, share your sightings, and contribute to science and conservation. Visit eBird.org
Archaeopteryx (pronounced / AR-kee-OP-ter-iks), sometimes referred to by its German name Urvogel ("original bird" or "first bird"), is the earliest and most primitive bird known. The name derives from the Ancient Greek (archaios) meaning "ancient", and (pteryx), meaning "feather" or "wing".