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Hummingbirds: Field Research East of the Divide

Jul 19, 2020


Learn about Rocky’s hummingbird populations and their habitat while observing field ornithologists as they safely capture and band these remarkable birds. Marking individual birds remains essential to determine population size, migration corridors, and survivorship. Genetic and statistical analyses are complementing and expanding understanding of these important migratory pollinators. Class members will visit typical habitat, observe and identify types of food sources, and learn about factors influencing hummingbird survival. A classroom session following the field site visit will describe the hummingbird family, the geographical distribution of species, and results of analysis techniques.

Meets at the RMC Field Institute

Instructors: Tena and Fred Engelman