Join us on Friday, July 1st at 7:00pm in the Zoo’s Adventure Amphitheater for an evening of exploration and wonder “Under the Stars” as you meet world-renown birder and adventurer, Gina Nichol of Sunrise Birding. Learn about Gina’s global adventures firsthand as she inspires us with tales of her travels in search of the world’s “Feathered Gems.”
With more than 330 species known in the world, hummingbirds are the second largest family of birds after flycatchers. These tiny aeronautic marvels have the ability to hover, fly backward, and migrate long distances. The physiological capacity of hummingbirds to raise and lower their heart rate and body temperature to survive cold nights is unmatched in the animal world.
This program illustrates the amazing adaptations of these glittering gems and describes their fascinating life histories. Vivid photographs of hummingbirds in the United States, Costa Rica, and Ecuador tell the story of how these birds survive in habitats that range from tropical forests to the forests of the Andes Mountains.