Here is a little known and astounding piece of hummingbird trivia. It takes an amazing 5,500 hummingbird bands to weigh one ounce. As a trivia lover and hummingbird enthusiast, I just had to share this obscure fact with all of you. This piece of trivia would have fascinated my mother also. Since the birds themselves don’t weigh too much I suppose I shouldn’t be shocked by the very large number of bands required to weigh one ounce, but nevertheless I find myself shaking my head in utter amazement. What about you?