As an integral part of the wildlife scene in #Bisbee, Arizona, Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) is a magnificent species that adds a touch of vividness and an element of nature's wonder to Big Jeep Tours. This species of hummingbird, which is found year-round in #Bisbee, is a fascinating sight for both residents and visitors.
The Anna's Hummingbird, named after Anna Masséna, Duchess of Rivoli, is a medium-sized hummingbird native to the west coast of North America. Known for its vibrant, iridescent emerald feathers and rose-pink throat, this hummingbird is sure to captivate you with its stunning appearance. They measure about 3.9 to 4.3 inches in length and weigh around 0.1 to 0.2 ounces.
One of the most unique features of this bird is its adaptability. Unlike other hummingbirds that migrate, Anna's Hummingbird stays in #Bisbee all year round, providing a rare opportunity for bird-watchers and nature lovers to observe them in all seasons. This makes them a significant attraction in our tour itinerary.
During our #bisbeetours, visitors have the opportunity to witness the Anna's Hummingbird in its natural habitat. It's a truly special sight to see these tiny creatures flitting about, feeding on flower nectar, and performing aerial dogfights or impressive courtship displays. Male Anna's Hummingbirds are particularly known for their audacious courtship rituals, which involve climbing up to 130 feet into the air and diving down at incredible speeds to impress potential mates.
With the help of our knowledgeable tour guides, you'll learn interesting facts about these birds, such as their ability to enter torpor (a state similar to hibernation) to conserve energy when food is scarce. Also, they have the ability to hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12–80 times per second.
As part of our commitment to the preservation of local fauna, Big Jeep Tours also educates visitors about the importance of responsible wildlife viewing. We promote practices such as not disturbing the hummingbirds and their habitats, thus ensuring these beautiful creatures continue to thrive in the region for future generations to enjoy.
Whether you're a bird enthusiast or just someone who loves being around nature, the presence of the Anna's Hummingbird in #Bisbee, Arizona, offers an unparalleled experience that you will cherish forever. With the Anna's Hummingbird as one of the highlights, the Big Jeep Tours provide an unforgettable journey into the heart of #Arizona's stunning landscapes and biodiversity.