Spreading the beauty of hummingbirds throughout the city

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Science and Conservation

What is the Tucson Hummingbird Project?

The Tucson hummingbird Project is part of a hummingbird reconciliation effort and ecological study done at the University of Arizona. The purpose of the project is to increase native hummingbird diversity in Tucson, monitor the abundance of hummingbirds and study their community ecology.


Who can participate in this project?

Anyone living in or around Tucson, AZ, who is interested in increasing hummingbird diversity around his home and enjoys watching them. Participants of all backgrounds can act as citizen scientists and join the effort to conserve, monitor and study the hummingbird populations around Tucson.


All you have to do is follow these steps:

  1. Sign up to the project.
  2. Choose how many hummingbird feeders you want to put in your yard (0, 1, 3 or 6) and hang them according to the feeder instructions.
  3. Learn to identify hummingbird species that are common in or around Tucson.
  4. Relax and watch hummingbirds in your yard for half an hour a week, according to the project's instructions, while filling out the data sheet.
  5. Report your findings through this web site.
  6. Have fun !


Special thanks to:



University of Arizona
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Silliman Memorial Research Fund


We appreciate your comments. Please email Alona Bachi: alona@email.arizona.edu