Kelli is the Inventory and Monitoring Coordinator for an interagency BLM and Forest Service Sensitive Species Program in Oregon and Washington, dealing with everything from botanical species and fungi to invertebrates and amphibians.  She originally earned her Master’s Degree from Oregon State University in Forest Science but has studied botany and wildlife biology.  She is an avid birder and has birded across the western US as well as Mexico, Central and South America.



What is The Western Hummingbird Partnership?

The Western Hummingbird Partnership (WHP) is a developing network of partners collaborating to build an effective and sustainable hummingbird conservation program through science-based monitoring, research, habitat restoration/enhancement, and education/outreach efforts. WHP goals are to support projects, develop programs, and build partnerships that investigate what hummingbirds need to survive, successfully reproduce, and maintain thriving populations; and then to inform land managers, policy makers, and the public so habitats can be managed in ways that help hummingbirds and their communities thrive. In addition to directly influencing the conservation of hummingbirds and their habitats, the WHP can also contribute to an agency’s ability to meet their greater goals/priorities for conservation of ecosystems in general.

What information can I find on this website?

The website of the Western Hummingbird Partnership is a clearinghouse for information relative to hummingbirds and hummingbird conservation. Our goals for this website are to (1) discover, archive, present, and offer visualizations of information on hummingbirds, (2) help apply this information to habitat management, restoration projects, and conservation efforts, and (3) identify and highlight the issues and opportunities that are important to hummingbird conservation. Go ahead and explore this website!