~ October 2015  ~
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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

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


Chrissy Howell 
Regional Wildlife Ecologist
USFS, Pacific Southwest Region
USFS Committee
Cheryl Carrothers
Wildlife Program Leader
USFS, Alaska Region


Barb Bresson
Avian Conservation Program
USFS, Pacific Northwest Region


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The WHP Executive Committee hosted an open meeting with students, researchers, government officials and the public to discuss hummingbird conservation across borders.

WHP Attends Festival in Mexico
A Broad-billed Hummingbird flitted from plant to plant, feeding from bright red flowers. A group of students stood nearby testing a protocol that will help researchers gather information about hummingbird and plant phenology. Under the guidance of biologist Landy Orozco, they are helping to improve data collection. "It moves very fast" noted one participant, while another questioned her ability to identify all of the plants that attracted the hummingbird. This activity was just one of many that took place as part of the 3rd International Hummingbird Festival in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico from October 3 - 5, 2015.

Five WHP Executive Committee members traveled to San Miguel de Allende to participate in the activities, to meet researchers, and to collaborate across North America to conserve shared migratory hummingbirds. Results of the many discussions will direct WHP's efforts in 2016. 

WHP thanks the many organizations and individuals 
who made the trip a success:

Audubon Mexico and April Gaydos; El Charco de Ingenio and Mario Hernández and Landy Orozco; Camino Silvestre and Alfredo García-Lucio and Jim McKeever; Botanic Gardens of Mexico and Beatriz Maruri
Restoration for Hummingbirds
How many flowers does a hummingbird need? This is one of the questions Borderlands Restoration is working to answer, with a grant from WHP.

The project, "Nectar Landscape and Restoration Planting Impacts on Hummingbirds in Southern Arizona" began with restoration plantings. Staff are now monitoring nectar producing plants to examine the probability of floral occurrence and plant and hummingbird phenology. The results of this project will be used to encourage pollinator gardens and restoration projects that better support hummingbirds.

Stay tuned for project highlights!

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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