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A Year of Hummingbird Fun

You’ll have plenty of chances to inspire others with your passion for hummingbirds all year! Snap a great photo of a hummer at your hotspot? Find a nest nearby? Feel inspired to create art or write about hummingbirds?

We’ll post your photos and work on our website, Blog, Facebook, in our Nature Shops, or in the Vermilion Flycatcher magazine! Year-long contests will bring you exciting birdy prizes!

Current Contest:

anhu_Jay_PierstorffWinter/Spring Photo Contest

Submit your best photos of hummingbirds for spring and winter contests. Could your image be a cover of the Vermilion Flycatcher magazine? Anna’s Hummingbird by Jay Pierstorff.

  • SHARE your photos of hummingbirds or your very own hotspot on our Facebook page and be sure to tag it with #YearoftheHummingbird . If you are not a Facebook user, you can send images to Matt Griffiths .
  • We’ll have different levels of participation from beginner to professional, so photographers of all skill-levels will win!
  • PRIZES will include fun birdy items from our Nature Shop, and publication of your images in our magazine, Blog, weekly e-news, and our Facebook page. GRAND PRIZE will be a cover image in the Vermilion Flycatcher magazine!

Summer Art Contest

Want to share your art with the world? Share scans or photos of your hummingbird sketches, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, knit or crochet pieces — the sky’s the limit!

Winter Writing Contest
Share your favorite, original hummingbird poems, stories, or field journals! How have these colorful birds touched your life? What have you observed about their aeronautic talents.

Hummingbird Lore and Fun Facts

The Aztecs knew hummingbirds to be reincarnated warriors. The Rufous Hummingbird migrates 3,500 miles, one-way. Hummer nests are built from spider-webs to expand as the chicks grow. Learn the secrets of hummingbirds all year as Tucson Audubon shares fun facts

Year of the Hummingbird EVENTS CALENDAR

There will be many opportunities to interact with hummingbirds and Tucson Audubon all year


Tucson Meet Your Birds

April 29, May 13, August 12, November 28
Hummingbird Blitzes

October 20
Fly! An Evening Celebration of Birds and the Arts
Annual Gala


30th Annual Birdathon

AUGUST 10–13

Southeast Arizona Birding Festival

Giving Tuesday – Hummingbird Heroes


Tucson Audubon Society

300 E University Blvd. #120
Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624