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WHP Executive Committee
John Alexander 
Klamath Bird Observatory

Maria del Coro Arizmendi 
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Susan Bonfield 
Environment for the Americas

Barb Bresson
Avian Conservation Program
USFS, Pacific Northwest Region

Greg Butcher 
Migratory Species Coordinator
USFS, International Programs
Sarahy Contreras
Universidad de Guadalajara

Geoff Geupel 
Director, Emerging Programs and Partnerships Group
Point Blue Conservation Science
Cheryl Carrothers
Wildlife Program Leader
USFS, Alaska Region

Western Hummingbird Partnership
Western Hummingbird Partnership (WHP) is a collaborative approach to hummingbird research, conservation, and education. Working with partners in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, WHP strives to understand what hummingbirds need to survive in a changing world. Our newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest in hummingbird news. Thank you for joining us!
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A draft of the WHP poster featuring 8 western hummingbird species. This poster is being created by Ram Papish.

Creating a Hummingbird Poster 

Birds have been a source of inspiration to many artists. They are featured in songs, stories, paintings, jewelry, and various other forms of art. This season WHP has been working with artist Ram Papish to create the next WHP poster. This poster will feature 8 hummingbird species all paired up with a preferred flower of that species. The hummingbirds include all of WHP's species of interest as well as a Mexican endemic species. The hummingbirds you will spot on this poster will be the Rufous, Black-Chinned, Calliope, Broad-tailed, Allen's, Costa's, Anna's, and the Bumblebee Hummingbird.
Ram has learned a lot about birds and wildlife by partaking in 20+ years of field work in various Latin American countries and in the US. Ram is no stranger to illustrating for conservation focused organizations and federal agencies. Ram has created artwork for Environment for the Americas, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bird Identification Guides, and for International Migratory Bird Day. We think the rough draft of the poster looks so great already and are looking forward to the final draft. 

Calling all Alaskan Artists

Speaking of art... The Alaskan Hummingbird Festival Juried Art Show is calling for Alaskan artists of all ages! This educational program promotes the awareness of the spring migratory birds of Southeast Alaska through creative arts.
Every April, the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center hosts the Alaska Hummingbird Festival. This month long event includes activities such as the art show, birding hikes, movies, lectures, and activities that focuses on the natural world of birds.
It may seem a little early to plan for spring migration, but good events take a reasonable amount of planning and the birds will be back before we know it. Can't wait! 

WHP Website in Spanish
The Western Hummingbird Partnership website is now available in Spanish. Visit the site and explore the pages!

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