WHO WE ARE

  • The Hummingbird Monitoring Network is a science-based, project-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of hummingbird diversity and abundance throughout the Americas.
  • HMN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.  Your donations to our projects are tax deductible.

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • Support efforts that Preserve hummingbird habitats.
  • Conduct and support Research that increases our knowledge about hummingbirds and promotes their conservation.
  • Maintain long-term Monitoring sites and estimate abundance so trends in their populations can be detected.
  • Educate by disseminating information.
  • This website was made possible by a grant from the National Park Service DSCESU program.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

  • Scientific American October 18, 2012
  • A pdf presentation made by Susan Wethington October 13, 2012 to introduce HMN to the scientific community associated with the Santa Rita Experimental Range. Click Here

COMING EVENTS:

  • November 8-14, 2011 Hummingbird Ecology and Evolution and implications to climate change. A symposium to be presented at the Neotropical Ornithology Congress, Cusco Peru. Co-sponsored by Ma. Del Coro Arizmendi. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Susan Wethington Hummingbird Monitoring Network.
    • Hummingbirds are an American Bird Family, highly diverse (330 species) and specialized in dietary requirements, consuming nectar while they pollinate visited plants.  This mutualism is very important because many plant species depend on hummingbirds to achieve sexual reproduction. This process has to be coupled to represent a mutual benefit. Hummingbirds have strong seasonal altitudinal and latitudinal movements that make that their presence in the landscape scale must be coincident with flowering of used. It has been shown that flowering is one of the patterns that can be affected by global climatic changes and this can produce a severe mismatch with pollinators. The knowledge of the biology of the system is very important to produce good predictions and promote accurate conservation and protection measurements. The purpose of this symposium is to make a revision of the state of the art in the knowledge of the ecology and evolution of the hummingbird system that can be used as a framework to propose conservation actions in a changing World. To do so we have invited experts in the different areas related to the system in the different aspects as its ecology (F.G. Stiles, J.Schondube, M.C. Arizmendi, C. Rodríguez), evolution (F.G. Stiles, C. Graham, J. Parra, J. F. Ornelas), as well as the processes that can be influences by changes or can be a way to adapt to those changes as the behavior and its evolution (C. Lara, J.F. Ornelas, C. Rodríguez), migration and its changes (S. Wethington), as well as morphology and physiology (C. Rodríguez, F.G. Stiles, J. Schondube).
  • November 15-19, 2011 CURSO TEORICO-PRACTICO: MONITOREO DE PICAFLORES. Cusco, Peru. Cosponsored by Berioska Quispe and Oscar Gonzalez (Grupo Aves del Peru – GAP), Dr. F.G. Stiles (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), y Dr. Susan Wethington (Hummingbird Monitoring Network)
    • This workshop is an additional event that will build upon the discussions started in the NOC hummingbird symposium titled: “Ecología y Evolución de Colibríes y Implicaciones del Cambio Climático (Hummingbird Ecology and Evolution and Implications of Climate Change)”. The primary objectives of the workshop are to provide:
      • An overview of field techniques used to study hummingbirds and investigate solutions to their conservation issues,
      • Introductory training in techniques that study hummingbird/flower interactions and banding techniques for hummingbirds, and
      • Field opportunities that help develop collaborations among biologists working with hummingbirds.
      • An opportunity for comparing and improving field techniques and skills needed to study hummingbirds.

PAST EVENTS:

  • June 4, 2011. Hummingbird Plant Propagation Workshop, Patagonia, AZ
  • May 9-12, 2011. Training Workshop for Conducting Point counts for Hummingbirds, Patagonia, AZ
  • April 25-May 1, 2011. Hummingbird Banders workshop, Chiricahua Mountains, AZ
  • April 23, 2011. “Celebrating hummingbirds’ return to the trails of Southeastern Arizona” –a part of Patagonia’s Earth Day Celebration. Patagonia, AZ
  • January 25 – 29, 2011. Construyendo un programa de investigación para estudiar el efecto del cambio climático sobre la distribución de los colibríes y de sus recursos alimenticios, Chamela Biological Station, Jalisco, MX
  • November 20, 2010. Hummingbird Habitat Workshop, Patagonia Arizona
  • August 16-20, 2010. Hummingbird Banding Workshop, Santa Fe, NM
  • April 8-13, 2010. Hummingbird Banding Workshop, San Cristobal de la Casa, Chiapas
  • March 26-30, 2010. HMN Volunteer Workshop & event, Patagonia, AZ Example information
  • August 14-18, 2009. Hummingbird Banding Workshop, Escalante Utah
  • June 5-7, 2009, Hummingbird Monitoring Workshop, Vernon, British Columbia 2009
  • April 16-20, 2009, Hummingbird Conservation Symposium and Western Hummingbird Partnership Workshop, Tucson Arizona
  • January 12-19, 2009 Primer Taller de Capacitación del Programa de Monitoreo para la Conservación de Colibríes en México, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Autlan, Jalisco, MX
  • August 16-20, 2008. Hummingbird Banding Workshop, Durango CO
  • February 22-27, 2007. Hummingbird monitoring and conservation along North American migratory corridors: a workshop in memory of Bill Calder. Autlan, Jalisco, MX
  • September 6-17, 2006 (Arizona) & October 13-17, 2006 (Sinaloa). Developing skills and partnerships needed to monitor over-wintering hummingbirds.