Nature "Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air"

Nature "Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air"

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 8:00pm

Pictured: White-necked Jacobin.

Photo Credit: Matt Bradbury

Scientists study these remarkable birds like never before by using the latest technology to begin understanding hummingbirds in the wild.

Hummingbirds represent one of nature’s most interesting paradoxes — they are the tiniest of birds, yet they qualify as some of the toughest and most energetic creatures on the planet. Nature "Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air", airing Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV, takes an in-depth look at knowledge gained from scientists currently making great breakthroughs in hummingbird biology, making this a perfect time to focus on these shimmering, flashing jewels of the natural world. Beautiful high-definition, high-speed footage of hummingbirds in the wild, combined with high-tech presentations of their remarkable abilities, help viewers to understand the world of hummingbirds as never before.

This program is offered with Descriptive Video (DVi), which provides concise descriptions of the sets, scenery, costumes, action, and other important visual elements between the dialogue of the program.



Humming Bird

I have always been fascinated by these little birds and how much energy they use. Truly a feet of nature and almost unbelievable if we did not know they existed. Amazing.