Hummingbird Species Across North America Are Experiencing Significant Population Changes

The Ruby-throated Hummingbird alone fills its ecological niche in eastern North America.

North American hummingbird species are undergoing significant changes in populations, according to new research published in Nature’s Scientific Reports.  The Ruby-throated Hummingbird alone fills its ecological niche in eastern North America. 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, […]

Pollinators Webinar Was a Success

Hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies play a critical ecological role.

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 and Climate Change Canada, ecologist Stacey Clark of the U.S. […]

Hummingbird Banding in Estes Park, Colorado

Scott Rashid hummingbird banding station

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 sits on one of the benches and waits for a […]