December 2013
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WHP Executive Committee
 
John Alexander 
Director
Klamath Bird Observatory

Maria del Coro Arizmendi 
Professor
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Susan Bonfield 
Director
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 
Regional Wildlife Ecologist
USFS, Pacific Southwest Region
 
USFS Committee
 
Cheryl Carrothers
Wildlife Program Leader
USFS
 

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!
A Year in Review
The Western Hummingbird Partnership is happy to share the successes of 2013. We look forward to more accomplishments and new partners in 2014.
  • A new logo available in both English and Spanish
  • Funding for 7 projects focusing on hummingbird research, conservation, and education
  • Participation in the Partners in Flight International Conference
  • Presentation at the 1st International Hummingbird Festival in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • WHP Powerpoint for use by partners 
  • New priorities and goals for the coming year!
ProFaunaBaja Begins Research   

ProFaunaBaja was one of 7 organizations that received grant support from the Western Hummingbird Partnership in fall 2013. Their project is already underway, and they are working to identify hummingbird hotspots as well as high priority  habitats for feeding in nesting in Baja Sur, Mexico.

Educational information will be shared with local communities, including businesses, families, and schools. ProFaunaBaja's goal is to increase awareness of the importance of hummingbirds as pollinators and provide opportunities for community members to participate in hummingbird conservation.
 
ProFaunaBaja is a society of ecologists and naturalists dedicated to ecological and cultural conservation of the Cape Region of Baja California by combining environmental education, ecotourism, and research. 
                      ProFaunaBaja
Helping Hummingbirds in Winter
Not all hummingbirds migrate for the winter. These tiny birds are tougher than they look, and those that do stay, such as Anna's, Costa's, and some Ruby-throated and Rufous Hummingbirds, can survive in winter climates. You can help hummingbirds with a few simple actions.

Maintain blooming plants as long as possible.

Keep feeders clean and full and prevent them 
from freezing at night.

to ebird, so that we can learn more about wintering hummingbirds
   
if you find a hummingbird in distress.
 
so that hummingbirds will find the insects they need to survive 
the winter months, when plants are not flowering.

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