August 2013

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WHP Executive Committee
John Alexander 
Klamath Bird Observatory

Maria del Coro Arizmendi
Universidad Nacional Aut�noma de M�xico

Susan Bonfield 
Environment for the Americas

Greg Butcher

Migratory Species Coordinator
USFS, International Programs

Geoff Geupel
Director, Emerging Programs and Partnerships Group
Point Blue Conservation Science

Chrissy Howell  
Wildlife Program Leader 
USFS, Pacific Southwest Region
USFS Committee
Cheryl Carrothers
Wildlife Program Leader
Western Hummingbird Partnership
The Western Hummingbird Partnership (WHP) is a collaborative approach to hummingbird research, conservation, and education. Working with partners in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, WHP strives to understand what hummingbirds need to survive in a changing world. Our newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest in hummingbird news. Thank you for joining us!
Hummingbird Projects Receive Support

The Western Hummingbird Partnership received over 20 proposals. Seven projects were selected for funding based on their contributions to expanding our knowledge of western migratory hummingbirds and their conservation.  Congratulations to the following:

Klamath Bird Observatory 
Jos�e Rousseau, Dr. John Alexander, & Dr. C.J. Ralph 
Analyze survey and capture data to describe Rufous Hummingbird distribution and life cycle to guide conservation efforts

Oregon State University, Dr. Adam Hadley 
Research on the influence of landscape on hummingbird movements and community education programs

ProfaunaBaja, Stephanie Rousso 
Hummingbird monitoring to identify foraging hotspots for migratory and nesting hummingbirds and community education programs

San Pancho Bird Observatory, Luis Morales & Erik Pe�aloza
Rapid ornithological inventories to examine distribution and habitats of migratory hummingbirds

University of Michigan, Sara Cole 
Celebrate Hummingbirds ~ Lesson Plans Focusing on Migratory Hummingbirds and the Impacts of Climate Change

University of Maryland, Dr. David Inouye
Phenology studies of nesting Broad-tailed Hummingbird and development of protocol for use of transmitters with hummingbirds

US Forest Service & American Bird Conservancy,
Dr. Barb Bresson & Bob Altman

Development and printing of a guide to maintaining and improving habitat for hummingbirds in the Pacific Northwest 

WHP anticipates continuing its small grants program in 2014. Please sign up for this newsletter to receive updates on our work and/or contact Susan Bonfield ([email protected]) with any questions. 
WHP Launches New Website     
WHP Web Page
WHP has a new look on its freshly designed website. We provide
information about everything from citizen science programs and planting your own hummingbird garden to data on the occurrences of over 100 hummingbird species. Check us out!

Festivals Highlight Hummingbirds

As hummingbirds begin their migrations, communities are planning festivals to celebrate their departures and arrivals. Take a weekend and join one!
 Festival Internacional del Colibri
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
September 6 - 8, 2013

Hummingbird Migration Celebration & Nature Festival
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, Holly Springs, MN
September 6 - 8, 2013

 HummerBird Celebration
Rockport, TX
September 12 - 15, 2013
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