October 2014 ~
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WHP Executive Committee
John Alexander 
Klamath Bird Observatory

Maria del Coro Arizmendi 
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Susan Bonfield 
Environment for the Americas

Greg Butcher 
Migratory Species Coordinator
USFS, International Programs
Sarahy Contreras
Universidad de Guadalajara

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, Alaska Region


Barb Bresson
Avian Conservation Program
USFS, Pacific Northwest Region


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ABA Magazine Highlights Rufous Hummer

The September/October edition of Birding magazine, published by American Birding Association, (ABA) features the Western Hummingbird Partnership with an article on the Rufous Hummingbird and its strange and fascinating ways. You can order a copy of the magazine from ABA and read the entire 5-page spread.
Tracking Rufous Hummingbirds in Oregon

Researchers called the results of the research "tantalizing". Their study began by capturing over 40 Rufous Hummingbirds and placing small tags beneath the loose skin at their necks. Using a special reader attached to hummingbird feeders (photo at left), they were able to track the birds' movements between four habitats. 

The results? The hummingbirds moved freely between meadows, and forests interspersed by meadows. Contiguous forests, however, seemed to be a barrier, and few of the tagged hummingbirds crossed this habitat. This study will help provide valuable information about the impact of forest encroachment on meadows and the foraging needs of hummingbirds.  Funded in part by Western Hummingbird Partnership, the study also provides information about how to use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to learn more about hummingbirds and their behavior. 

Learn more about research at Oregon State University.
Hummingbird Society Prints 1st Calendar
A new year is here, and what better way to celebrate than with a 2015 calendar that features 12 magnificent images of hummingbirds. 

The Hummingbird Society works to increase awareness of hummingbirds and the threats to their populations. Your purchase helps support their work.
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