Richard K. Simpson

Turns out it is a bit hard to run a blog with little to no internet – who would have thought! Well I’m back to good internet (for now), so I’m...

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....

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...

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,...

I am currently at the annual meeting for the Society for Integrative and Comparative biology in Portland, Oregon. This has been a great meeting so far, where I have met potential...

Yesterday, I finished my field work in southern Arizona on black-chinned hummingbirds. While I may not have filmed/captured as many hummingbirds as I was originally hoping, I was able to get...

I now have uploaded several hummingbird videos to my YouTube channel! I have videos of shuttle displays for three species:  Broad-tailed hummingbird (from below)  Costa’s hummingbird (from below; from the side)  Black-chinned...

This will be a short update today, due to internet limitations, but much more to come once I’m done with my field work. I’ve been filming and trapping male black-chinned hummingbirds...

Last week, my advisor Kevin McGraw (link) came to visit and help out with my fieldwork. While the weather tried to ruin his visit (constant 15+ mph winds), we did get to...

In addition to searching for black-chinned hummingbirds at the Audubon Research Ranch, I’m also conducting my work at The Nature Conservancy Sonoita-Patagonia Creek Preserve. While this place is less than an...