Continued Studies needed
Each year only tells a portion of the story, however, and more years of research and data are needed. Preliminary results unfortunately show a declining number of Rufous Hummingbirds as a whole, despite local populations appearing steady.
We must conserve their migration paths and important stop-over sites where the birds spend time re-fueling and eating before continuing on their annual migration to Mexico.
By keeping clean hummingbird feeders at home, filled with clear (no dyes needed) 3:1 water to sugar ratio solution, you can help hummingbirds as they breed in the spring and early summer or as they migrate on their way in the mid-late summer.
Be sure to check out our feeding station behind the main plaza outside of our chalet!