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Idaho City Hummingbird Banding

From late May until August each year, we monitor hummingbird abundance, breeding condition, and migratory timing in the Boise National Forest. We study Black-chinned, Rufous, and Calliope Hummingbirds. We started this monitoring site in 2012 with the Hummingbird Conservation Networks (HCN) and the Western Hummingbird Partnership .

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We band hummingbirds each summer and open a number of these dates to the public, depending on our funding levels. This is one of our most popular projects! A reservation is required to attend, and dates fill up fast so be sure to sign up as soon as possible. Registration typically opens on Eventbrite in early spring.

Our future outreach dates are uncertain. Check our latest news and events page to get the most up-to-date information.

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Research and Reports

View references, reports, and project updates on our Research Gate Page

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