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 .
This is one of our most popular, but also most under-funded projects! In recent years we have been forced to reduce our number of banding dates because of lack of funding. Please consider making a donation to this project. Whether you mail a check or donate online, please specify which project you are donating towards in the memo line of your check or in the special designation box online, (e.g., General Funds, Long-billed Curlews, Hummingbirds). This is the ONLY way to ensure your donations are routed to the correct project. Thank you!