Western Hummingbird Partnership

RESOURCES

These guides are essential for anyone working to restore or improve a habitat for hummingbirds. Download the complete guides to learn more about preferred species of trees, shrubs, and flowers, and their soil and light requirements where you live.

Maintaining and Improving Habitat for Hummingbirds In:

Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden

Think Tall, Think Diverse, Think Chemical Free. These are just a few of the words of wisdom in this beautiful, 16-page guide. Five hummingbird species are illustrated and ways to plan a pollinator garden are shared. Specific flowers, such as cardinal flower and bearded penstemon are described, along with planting tips.

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The following are resources that were created to be used in a classroom setting. A hummingbird curriculum for educators and a booklet for students.
  • Celebrate Hummingbirds- A Hands On Exploration of Hummingbirds is now available. You may purchase this curriculum on the Environment for the Americas page, or simply download it here.
  • The newest Jr. Birder Booklet: All About Hummingbirds, focuses on the fascinating world of hummingbirds. Activities include hummingbird identification, how hummingbirds fly, hummingbirds as pollinators, and more. Includes pages for student observations. You may purchase this booklet on the Environment for the Americas website. Click here to check it out.
The following sites provide supplemental information relative to increasing public awareness and appreciation for hummingbirds and their habitats.
  • International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), the signature program of Environment for the Americas (EFTA), is the only international education program that highlights and celebrates the migration of nearly 350 species of migratory birds between nesting habitats in North America and non-breeding grounds in Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. This website takes you to resources you can use to promote IMBD and to outreach to your communities.

  • Journey North engages students in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. K-12 students share their own field observations with classmates across North America. They track the coming of spring through the migration patterns of monarch butterflies, robins,  hummingbirds, whooping cranes, gray whales, bald eagles, and other birds and mammals; the budding of plants; changing sunlight; and other natural events.

  • Operation RubyThroat offers a variety of education activities that may be adapted to many ages. Participants learn how hummingbirds feed, how to create a garden for hummingbirds, and much more. The lesson plans and activities may be adapted for other hummingbird species.