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Wanted: Winter Hummingbird Sightings

We’re starting a new project, and need your help! Have you seen a hummingbird in Idaho this winter? Please contact us with your sightings. Learn more about this research project here: (Read More) Wanted: Winter Hummingbird Sightings

2015 Hummingbird Dates are set!

We have finalized our dates for hummingbird banding near Idaho City in 2015!   This will be our 4th year monitoring hummingbirds in Idaho City. As always, we will be banding every other week throughout the summer, studying the timing … (Read More) 2015 Hummingbird Dates are set!

You saw what?!

Photos and story by Jay Carlisle After a couple of weeks of fund-raising and other office work, I happily jumped at a chance to get out for a couple days of woodpecker surveys on the Boise National Forest. I needed … (Read More) You saw what?!

Hybrid Hummingbird in Idaho City!

Today was quite the exciting day at our hummingbird banding event in Idaho City! It was starting to warm up and capture rate was slowing down when a volunteer brought a hummingbird over to the banding table and said that … (Read More) Hybrid Hummingbird in Idaho City!

Hummingbirds Return from Mexico

Since May 17th of this year we have been conducting our hummingbird monitoring project. We have had 32 hummingbirds return to the same feeders that we originally banded them at over a year ago! Last fall these tiny hummingbirds travelled all the … (Read More) Hummingbirds Return from Mexico