How Fast Do Hummingbirds Flap Their Wings?

Hummingbirds can flap their wings as fast as 52 wing beats per second, which enables them to stay in the air flying forward, backwards, sideways, up and down. Discover how hummingbirds get around so quickly with information from a national wildlife steward in this free video on bird life.

About the Author

Barbara Ann Dewitt is a national wildlife steward and master gardener who has specialized in butterflies and birds since 1979.