Why Hummingbirds?

There are indications that some hummingbird populations are declining. WHP is here to help.

The WHP Network

Dedicated to building an effective and sustainable hummingbird conservation program. Our network of gardens and banding sites spans across continental United States.

WHP Partnerships

Projects, developing programs, and building partnerships that investigate what hummingbirds need to survive, successfully reproduce, and maintain thriving populations.

WHP Informs

Informing land managers, policy makers, and the public so habitats can be managed in ways that help hummingbirds and their communities thrive.

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Program updates and events

  • North American hummingbird species are undergoing significant changes in populations, according to new research published in Nature’s Scientific Reports.  Hummingbirds are unique among birds in many ways. They play a critical ecological role, pollinating nearly 200 plant species in North America. Like most birds, hummingbirds...

  • Together with Environment for the Americas, we recently facilitated an expert-led webinar on the impacts of pesticides on native plants and their pollinators. The webinar, entitled “Pollinators, Pesticides, and Disease,” was held on November 18, 2021. The presenters included research scientist Christine Bishop of Environment...

  • Near Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado, Scott Rashid sets up his hummingbird banding station. Underneath tree canopy shadows, a feeder is hung and surrounded with nylon netting. For the visitors, there are a few rows of benches faced towards the feeder. Scott...

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