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Hummingbird Monitoring Network
PO Box 115
Patagonia, AZ 85624
The Hummingbird Monitoring Network would not exist without the dedicated help of volunteers, scientists, and citizens like you. If you would like to volunteer on a project, please contact us and let us know how you would like to help. If you would like to help with the monitoring program, please read the section below.
During a monitoring session, we always need trapping, recording, and feeding assistance. At some sites we also need help maintaining the feeder patches. You should have an interesting time and learn a bit more about hummingbirds, but you must realize that
1. This is a scientific research program with nearly 30 associated sites in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, and Mexico
2. The positions for volunteers on monitoring dates are the following: a) Recorder - You must be able to write clearly and transcribe the data spoken to you accurately despite the usual conversation of visitors around you, b) Trapper - You must have good eye-hand coordination to know when to drop the trap curtain and have the manual dexterity to remove the bird from the trap and place it in a cloth mesh bag without harming it or allowing it to escape. c) On busy days, we also need a Feeder whose job is to feed each bird and release it after it has been processed. Each activity requires training.
We suggest that you visit one of our public monitoring sites and talk with one of HMN's citizen scientists or scientists or contact us and let us know about yourself and where you would like to help. The monitoring will begin early next year. Once we know which sites will be public, we will add a list of sites to this section.
Specialty tools have been designed and are custom-made for hummingbird studies. For those who are permitted to band or handle hummingbirds and would like to purchase tools, please click on Request Tools.
If you have already placed your order by using Request Tools and have arranged with Lee Rogers to pay for your tools, please click on Pay for Tools.