Richard K. Simpson

Monthly Archives: May 2016

One of the best ways to see hummingbirds is by putting up a hummingbird feeder. Feeders come in all shapes and sizes and can go from very cheap to un-necessarily expensive. Regardless of the feeder, so long as it attracts hummingbirds you can enjoy these amazing birds. I’ve been fortunate enough to set up feeders in a variety of locations, which has enabled me to see many different species of hummingbirds. Here are a… Read More

What a first week of field work! I am currently at the Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch in Southeast Arizona (near Elgin, AZ) studying black-chinned hummingbirds.  While things definitely did not start off well, we’ve bounced back and things have been going really well since then, plus we’ve been having some fun while we are out here. First, when I say we, I am talking about myself and my two undergraduate assistants: Jess and Aly…. Read More

Today is officially my first day of field work this summer! It is going to be a crazy summer, where I will travel to 5-6 different locations for hummingbird research, teaching, and presenting my work. My goal is to consistently post once a week with updates on what I am doing or random posts about places I am visiting. Today and for the next two weeks I am back in Southeast Arizona,… Read More