The world of hummingbirds is nearby, but it is mostly hidden from view.
Enter their world through Hover: Hummingbirds in the United States.
Hover: Hummingbirds in the United States
Hover is a new kind of hummingbird book. It is an ebook that shows us their lifecycle through videos, sound, and photos.
Interactive and engrossing, Hover brings us close to hummingbirds.
“A tiny bird, flying in place—a flash of color. A hummingbird hovers among the flowers. Then, in an instant, it is gone.”
A hummingbird’s life revolves around movement. Watch hummingbirds fly, nest, and feed.
Slow motion video reveals how hummingbirds fly. Hear the sound of a hummingbird’s wings or the call of a chick.
Sound of a Black-chinned Hummingbird hovering
See a hummingbird’s everyday activities through pictures. Read simple text to learn how a hummingbird lives.
Hover is a digital book (ebook) intended for all ages. It is designed for the iPad, iPhone, and Mac.
Here’s a look at some of the hummingbirds you’ll see in Hover.
There are 13 hummingbird species that regularly nest in the United States. Hover shows the hummingbirds that visit our gardens and our wilderness. Most hummingbird species are in the United States for part of the year.
The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is seen across the eastern and central United States and north into Canada. They are here during the spring, summer, and fall.
No other bird flies like a hummingbird. Learn about hummingbird flight and why hovering is special.
This hummingbird book includes slow motion video. Slow motion video can help us see a hummingbird’s movements more clearly.
What is different about a hummingbird? Some things about a hummingbird are obvious, like its size and overall shape. Other things are not.
Flowers, feeders, and … insects? A hummingbird eats flower nectar.
It is also a hunter. It pursues small, flying insects in the air.
Hummingbirds have everyday activities, too. See them during their day as they rest, groom themselves, watch their surroundings, and chase other hummingbirds.
Watch a hummingbird build her nest. Follow along as the hummingbird babies grow. See young hummingbirds out of the nest and making their start in the world.
Most hummingbirds migrate into the United States each year. Many migrate long distances between Mexico or Central America and the United States.
Watch hummingbirds eat and eat as they crowd feeders. They are preparing for the long journey to their winter home.
A New Kind of Hummingbird Book
Hover: Hummingbirds in the United States shares the everyday wonder of the hummingbirds.
It is a hummingbird book unlike any other. Touch the picture below to see more in iBooks.
Come enter the world of hummingbirds in the United States.
Available on iTunes or iBooks for $4.99. Click the Hover book cover or iBooks badge to download a sample chapter on your iPad, iPhone, or Mac.
(Please note: Hover can be viewed on an iPad, iPhone, or Mac. To buy the digital book, you will need to be on an iPad, an iPhone, or a Mac and have an iTunes ID.)