For thousands of years, these dazzling little
birds have captivated and inspired
mankind. Hummingbird symbols and
impressions can be found in prehistoric
petroglyphs, deities, totems, costumes,
pottery, and more.

Written by esteemed avian biologist, John C. Arvin, and illustrated by three exceptional artists, Sangeetha Kadur, Raul Andrade, and Vydhehi Kadur, this large format, fine art book celebrates the exquisite beauty and amazing diversity of hummingbirds.

 The first of a two volume set, this first volume showcases the 127 species of hummingbird found throughout North America, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.

From the world’s smallest bird, the Cuban Bee Hummingbird, which weighs less than a penny, to the South American Sword-billed Hummingbird, the only bird which has a bill longer than the length of its own body, hummingbirds have adapted to live and thrive in an incredible assortment of habitats. Found only in the Americas, over 370 species range from Canada to Chile and the Caribbean islands.

In celebration of these flying jewels, Gorgas Science Foundation has worked for years to publish volume one of a two volume set of large format, fine-art books which showcase the remarkable beauty and diversity of hummingbirds. Every species of hummingbird has been illustrated in a manner that showcases both male and female, an aspect of their behavior, and a glimpse into their natural environment.

PHOTO: NIKHIL VIRDI

The first of a two volume set, this first volume showcases the 127 species of hummingbird found throughout North America, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.

Proceeds from the sale of this volume will help go towards the production and publication of volume 2.