The book, brochures, and pamphlets below are about Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) or hummingbirds in general, or deal with a topic such as hummingbird habtats, nectar plants, etc. If you know of a useful publication that is not listed below, please send the reference--with an abstract, if possible--to WEBMASTER. If you are an author, we would appreciate your donating a copy of your publication to the library at Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History.
Although some volumes may be out of print, most are available from new or used book dealers. Support your local bookseller!
Books listed in boldface print are highly recommended by Operation RubyThroat.
Aprill, J. 1996. Feeding Hummingbirds: Nature's Way. Garden State Printing, Fairfield, New Jersey. (NOTE: This booklet, written by a gardener who opposes using artificial feeders for hummingbirds, is filled with factual errors and unsupported assumptions. NOT RECOMMENDED.)
Arbuckle, N. and C. Crocker, eds. 1991. How to Attract Hummingbirds and Butterflies. Ortho Books, San Ramon, California.
Audubon, J. J. 1831. Ruby-throated Hummingbird IN: Birds of North Amwerica, Philadelphia.
Cox, J. 1991. Landscaping with Nature: Using Nature's Designs to Plan Your Yard. Rodale Press, Emmaus, Pennsylvania.
Grant, K.A. and V. Grant. 1968. Hummingbirds and Their Flowers. Columbia Univ. Press, New York.
Greenewalt, C.H. 1960. Hummingbirds. Doubleday & Co., Garden City, New York. (Republished in paperback by Dover Books.)
Griggs, J. 2003. The Wildlife Gardener's Guide to Hummingbirds and Songbirds from the Tropics. HarperResource, New York.
Hilton Jr., B. 1987. The Piedmont Naturalist, Vol. I--1986. Hilton Pond Press, York, South Carolina. 120 pp.
Howell, S.N.G. 2002. Hummingbirds of North America: the Photographic Guide. Academic Press, San Diego, California.
Johnsgard, P.A. 1997. The Hummingbirds of North America, 2nd edition. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington DC. (Back to Other Hummingbird Species.)
Kaufman, L.H. 2002. Hummingbirds of the American West. Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson, Arizona.
Lazaroff, D.W. 1999. The Secret Lives of Hummingbirds. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press, Tucson, Arizona.
Long, K. 1997. Hummingbirds: A Wildlife Handbook. Johnson Books, Boulder, Colorado.
Newfield, N. and B. Nielsen. 1996. Hummingbird Gardens: Attracting Nature's Jewels to Your Backyard. Chapters Pub. Ltd., Shelburne, Vermont.
Newfield, N.L. 2001. Hummingbirds. Thunder Bay Press, San Diego, California.
Osborne, J. 1998. The Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Univ. Texas Press, Austin.
Sargent, R. 1999. Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
Sayre, J. and A. Sayre. 1996. Hummingbirds: The Sun Catchers. NorthWord Press Inc., Minocqua, Wisconsin.
Scheithauer, W. 1967. Hummingbirds. Thomas Y. Crowell, New York.
Schneck, M. 1993. Creating a Hummingbird Garden. Simon & Schuster Inc, New York.
Skutch, A.F. 1973. The Life of the Hummingbird. Crown Publishers Inc., New York.
Stokes D. and L. Stokes. 1989. The Hummingbird Book: The Complete Guide to Attracting, Identifying, and Enjoying Hummingbirds. Little, Brown & Co., Boston, Massachusetts.
Tekulsky, M. 1990. The Hummingbird Garden. Crown Publ. Inc, New York.
Tilford, T. 2000. The World of Hummingbirds: An illustrated guide to the Marvels of Nature. Gramercy Books, New York.
True, D. 1993. Hummingbirds of North America: Attracting, Feeding & Photographing. Univ. New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. (NOTE: This book, although beautifully illustrated, contains several significant errors, including at least one about Ruby-throated Hummingbirds banded through Operation Rubythroat at Hilton Pond Center. NOT RECOMMENDED.)
Tyrrell, E.Q. and R.A. Tyrrell. 1985. Hummingbirds: Their Life and Behavior. Crown Publishers Inc., New York.
Tyrrell, E.Q. and R.A. Tyrrell. 1990. Hummingbirds of the Caribbean. Crown Publishers Inc., New York.
Williamson, S. 2000. Attracting and Feeding Hummingbirds. T.F.H. Publications Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey.
Williamson, S. 2002. A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, Massachusetts.
Yoder, S. 1999. Desert Hummingbird Gardens: Creating Garden Habitat for Hummingbirds Throughout the Year. Real Estate Consulting and Education, Paradise Valley, Arizona.
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