Hummingbirds Course

About this course

This is a Beginner’s course to learn about Hummingbirds.

By the numbers

  • Lectures: 4
  • Quizzes: 4
  • Exams: 1
  • Assignments: 4
  • Videos: 4
  • Skill level: All Levels
  • Languages: English


  • Lifetime access
  • No time to completion restrictions
  • Mobile Ready
  • Certificate of Completion

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If you love to feed, photograph, or just observe wildlife, this e-learning course is for you. You can do it at your own pace, place and time. And, you will acquire a better appreciation of hummingbirds, plus discover how you can provide a “helping hand” in your wildlife habitat. You will learn the essentials of a nature habitat, food, water, cover & space for hummingbirds.

Who Should Take the Course? This course is written to the level of the average consumer and would be considered a beginner level course. There are no prerequisites, other than an interest in wildlife and wildlife habitat, and the desire to learn more.

Here’s who we believe might be interested in the course:

  • Educators, especially science teachers High school students
  • Birders of all ages and skill levels
  • Residential property owners
  • Rural property owners
  • Wildlife enthusiasts
  • Home schoolers
  • Naturalists
  • Builders
  • Developers
  • Retired people
  • Zoning officials
  • Nature Center staff
  • Conservationists
  • Farmers and Ranchers
  • Environmentalists
  • Nursery People
  • People who love to feed, photograph, or watch birds
  • Natural resource professionals
  • Landscape architects
  • 4-H and Scout leaders
  • High School students
  • Wild Bird store owners and employees

What Are The Course Objectives? To learn about hummingbird’s habits, feeding, nesting, migration and more.

Learning Outcomes

Taking this course will allow you to:

  • Learn the benefits of hummingbirds, for you, your family and your community.
  • Learn how to identify and attract hummingbirds to your backyard.
  • Learn why native plants are often the best choice when landscaping for hummingbirds.
  • Learn about pollination and why hummingbirds are an important pollinator.
  • Learn habitat, and food requirements, and how to better understand hummingbird behavior.

How Does It Work?

  • Units consist of reading assignments & videos.
  • Quizzes to test knowledge
  • Videos are provided for additional learning
  • Final Exam

Focus of Course:

  • Identification of Hummingbirds
  • Proper use of plants & structures for Hummingbirds
  • Benefits of helping Hummingbirds

What Participants Will Receive

  • Comprehensive resource materials with graphics, photos, and illustrations
  • Lists of recommended native plants for Hummingbirds
  • Access to Registry staff via website or e-mail
  • Graduation certificate
  • References

What are the requirements?

  • No prior knowledge is required
  • You do not have to own property
  • There are no prerequisites

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone that needs or wants to learn about nature habitats.


Stephen McCarthy
Biologist, Horticulturist, Naturalist certified as a Nature Habitat Specialist.

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