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Introduction

Our attitude towards hummingbirds is different from other birds. Hummingbirds elicit positive feelings, admiration, affection and wonder. They are so pleasurable to look at that we set up feeders to admire them.

Five species of hummingbirds may be observed in Canada, two more frequently: the Ruby-throated Hummingbird in the East and the Rufous Hummingbird in the West. The Black-chinned Hummingbird and the Calliope Hummingbird nest in rare locations in the mountains of the West. The Anna’s Hummingbird is sometimes found on the southern coast of British Columbia.

There are four important Museums with Hummingbird Collections in Canada; the Musée de la nature et des sciences, the New Brunswick Museum, the Saint-Hyacinte Museum and the Royal British Columbia Museum.

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