Rufous Hummingbird: State of the Science and Conservation
Rufous Hummingbird: State of the Science and Conservation provides the best available information about the biology and conservation of Rufous Hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus). Rufous Hummingbirds are a charismatic and remarkable migratory bird, and through their role as pollinators, they provide important ecological services across their range in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. There is a great opportunity for concerned communities, bird lovers, and conservation scientists to rally together to develop a full life cycle conservation strategy to protect this long-distance migrant throughout its entire range. This strategy should include the ranking of threats, the prioritization and implementation of conservation strategies and actions, and coordinated efforts to fill information gaps, monitor population trends, and demographics, and measure the effectiveness of our conservation efforts.