Since 2005 Grouse Mountain has been a member of the North American Hummingbird Monitoring Network - an organization dedicated to the study and conservation of hummingbirds.
Each season since then we've maintained hummingbird feeders and carried out hummingbird counts and banding from May to August. This work is done in conjunction with a series of stations found all over western North American and northern Mexico. By following identical procedures and sharing data on hummingbird movements and health we can contribute to a larger understanding of hummingbird numbers as a whole.
Data shows a decline overall in hummingbird numbers which makes the work we are doing all that more important to figure out the why and how we can help them.
We're looking forward to getting going again this season with the monitoring!
Be sure to stop by our hummingbird station in front of the Peak Chalet on your next visit and spend some time watching for the birds at the feeders!