Hummingbirds captivate humans with their ability to fly backwards, upside down, and even hover – tricks used to feed on nectar. They sometimes hover in front of hikers, watching before flying away. Perhaps these aerial acrobats are curious about us, too!

Listen to a full interview with Dr. Douglas Altshuler, Associate Head and Professor of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Interviewed by Elizabeth Bassett and Christina Mantey.

Full Interview:

Transcript – Short Clip

Transcript -Long Interview