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Welcome to the International Hummingbird Society.  Our mission: teaching about hummingbirds and working internationally to protect them. Please explore our website to learn more about the Society and about hummingbirds in general.

We host the premiere hummingbird festival in the United States, held annually the last weekend in July in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. Presentations from the 2023 and 2022 Sedona Hummingbird Festival are available to members. In addition to having access to these video presentations, members help us carry on our very important work on behalf of hummingbirds everywhere.  Please click on the membership tab above to learn more and join us!

​Mission Statement

Teaching about hummingbirds and working internationally to protect them.


The hummingbird is a tiny but powerful voice for conservation. The Society supports conservation projects and educational efforts designed to protect these tiny vulnerable treasures, so they will thrive and continue to delight us with their luminous colors and acrobatic displays.


Sedona Hummingbird Festival

Our three-day festival is bountiful in education. Presentations by world experts, demonstrations of hummingbird bandings, and hummingbird garden tours offer a wealth of ideas and information for you take home.  The festival's Hummingbird Marketplace is sure to delight those looking for treasures. 


New IHS Hummingbird Banding Project

To further our understanding of hummingbird populations and movement within the United States, the International Hummingbird Society is partnering with the Hummingbird Monitoring Network to establish an ongoing hummingbird banding and monitoring site at the Page Springs Fish Hatchery in Cornville, Arizona.  Project leader Hilary Morejon conducted the first banding session at this location in May of 2024 with the assistance of the Hummingbird Monitoring Network's Executive Director Susan Wethington, as well as Society staff and volunteers.

We will be banding and monitoring hummingbirds at this location on an ongoing basis, enabling researchers to use the data we collect to support their projects.

Thank you to Northern Arizona Audubon Society and Arizona Fish and Game.  Each organization contributed $2000 to help make this project happen!

Update: Marvelous Spatuletail Conservation Project

Marvelous Spatuletail hummingbird - Max Waugh

American Bird Conservancy recently updated us on the progress of their Marvelous Spatuletail conservation project in northern Peru.  The International Hummingbird Society is contributing to this project by raising awareness and by providing funds to help support it.  To date, with the help of our Society donors, we have contributed $7500 to help this iconic hummingbird. 

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