Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air
Contest: Can You Name Every Species?

224_hummers_contestHey, birders! Think you know your stuff?

Watch the episode, then try to identify all 46 species pictured, and you could win a copy of Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air on DVD.

The first person to identify them all — or the first person with the most correct responses by Friday, January 15, 2010 at 5:00pm ET — will be the winner.

Please use either ALL common names or ALL Latin names to help us check your responses. Once we have a winner, we’ll post all of the species names and photos for your reference.

Come on, give it your best shot!

Update: January 21, 2010

Congratulations to our winner, Ashley Hawrylyshyn, who named 36 out of 46 species correctly! Thanks to everyone who entered.

  • Jill Rucker

    This site gives an error message when I try to submit my answers. It says the Proxy Server cannnot accept the request at this time. Not me it’s PBS.

  • Sheri Williamson

    There appear to be more species in the film than there are spaces in the form as well as some misidentifications in the film. It’ll be interesting to see the official answers and photos.

  • Leslie Penny

    This was a spectacular program! I would like to order a DVD of Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air for my school. Please advise how I may do that. Missed phone # on t.v. last evening.

  • Myriam Gagnon

    Great program! But I can’t submit my answers as there is an Error message (proxy servor)

  • Jurgen

    We get KCTS in Victoria Canada, but for some reason we could not tape the episode, and or watch the full episode on the internet. Is there a fix to get this show seen.

  • Marschal

    Great Episode, My favorite Nature episode this year. I am watching it again and trying to figure out all the birds, hopefully I can get them all by the 15th

  • Nicole

    Magical episode, however Trinidad is known as the land of the Hummingbirds and was not featured in the film. I truly enjoyed watching those beautiful and magical baby like creatures. What a blessing to view. Thanks PBS u know how to touch a girls heart.

  • Penny

    You can order the DVD from for $19.99 or if you are a PBS member the price is $16.99

  • Jerry

    Where will the list of species be published. I tested myself, but they were many I did not know. It was fun to try. Excellent production.

  • Tammy

    Could you put the contest back on just so we can try to name them. Like Testing our knowledge. Not to win anything.. It would be a good learning tool. Thanks

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  • Nadia Shreya

    Being honest i didn’t knew there are more Hummingbird species. When will be a winner i would like to check the list. Every day we learn something new.

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