From late May until August each year, we monitor the abundance, breeding condition, and migratory timing of hummingbirds that use the Boise National Forest. We study Black-chinned, Rufous, and Calliope Hummingbirds. We started this monitoring site in 2012 with the Hummingbird Monitoring Network (HMN) and the Western Hummingbird Partnership .
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.