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Membership & Donations

Black-chinned hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri)at the flower of the pomegranate ©Beth Kingsley Hawkins

No other bird captures attention more readily than the hummingbird. They are often called symbols of lightness and joy! We teach about hummingbirds and work internationally to protect them.

We couldn’t do it without our loving members and donors. 

Become a Member - or Give a Membership

The International Hummingbird Society counts on our members to help us carry out our mission of teaching about hummingbirds and working internationally to protect them. 

 

We answer calls and emails every day with questions about hummingbird behavior and biology, questions about what to do with an injured hummingbird, and questions about attracting and feeding hummingbirds. We also proactively distribute information on these topics through our website, social media, and live speaker presentations.  In addition, we work with avian conservation organizations to support international projects aimed at protecting species at risk of extinction. 

 

At our annual Sedona Hummingbird Festival, hundreds of participants come together to share the joy of seeing, learning about, and celebrating these flying jewels.

 

When you become a member, you help ensure that we can continue this very important work on behalf of hummingbirds.  In addition, members have free access to our video library of speaker presentations at prior festivals, beginning with the 2022 festival.     

 

​A General (individual or family) is just $50 a year. International membership is $65 (to cover international shipping). We also have other membership levels for you to choose from.

The Juan Fernandez Firecrown (JFF) level of $1000 is a lifetime membership.  You receive the benefits of membership for your lifetime!  In addition, every time you come to the Sedona Hummingbird Festival, you receive free admission to all the speaker presentations.  The JFF Family membership ($1500) covers a couple and their minor children.

 

Do you have a family member or friend that loves hummingbirds? Give them the gift of knowing they are helping the hummers -- a membership to the International Hummingbird Society

For Gift memberships remember to give us the recipient’s name, address, and email so we can mail their member packet and add them to our e-newsletter.

*New members are automatically added to our monthly E-newsletter, receive a member certificate, hummingbird care information, bumper sticker, and calendar.*

Small businesses that are in harmony with the Hummingbird Society and its goals can become a Business Member for $100 a year. Improved customer perception-You’ll find everyone loves hummingbirds; they capture the imagination and are non-controversial. We encourage you to display your support for hummingbirds in your store, on your website, and in your publications. Benefits: We will put the link to your business on our website as a supporter and encourage our members to shop with our small businesses.

 

We hope you find it in your heart to join or give a gift today!

 

Donations for the Sedona Hummingbird Festival

The Sedona Hummingbird Festival is a memorable and magical experience for all who attend. We are a nonprofit and we are able to put on such an event for everyone only because of your generous donations. We would love to continue hummingbird lovers together to share in this festival year after year. Festival Angels are those who donate directly to the costs of putting on this event: costs relating to presentations, banding demonstrations, facility rental, advertising, and all the additional elements that go into creating a successful festival.

 

Click the donate button to either donate as a Festival Angel (individual) or Festival Business Sponsor. 

We thank you for any donations and support for the Sedona Hummingbird Festival and The International Hummingbird Society!

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Marvelous Spatuletail Project with American Bird Conservancy

Since 2004, American Bird Conservancy and its partner Asociación Ecosistemas Andinos (ECOAN) have been working in the Amazonas region of northern Peru to protect threatened bird species through land protection and habitat restoration. The Abra Patricia-Alto Nieva Private Conservation Area and Conservation Concession protects nearly 25,000 acres of moist montane forest for species such as the Vulnerable Long-whiskered Owlet and Endangered Ochre-fronted Antpitta. The Huembo Reserve is a 95-acre easement established specifically to protect a small, but important, population of the Endangered Marvelous Spatuletail, arguably the world’s most spectacular hummingbird. We have restored over 2,000 acres through the planting of over 1.3 million trees to benefit resident species and overwintering neotropical migrants, restoring both native forests and creating agricultural landscapes that are friendly to birds and local livelihoods.

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Marvelous Spatuletail - Max Waugh

     We are constantly on the lookout for new opportunities to protect species that are poorly represented in protected areas, and such an opportunity exists now in the Comunidad Campesina de Cuispes where the community has expressed an interest in protecting 1,100 acres in the headwaters of the spectacular Yumbilla (2,938 feet, world’s fifth tallest) and Chinata (1,914 feet) waterfalls. This is an important tract of habitat for the Marvelous Spatuletail which is restricted to the eastern slopes of the Utcubamba River valley and numbers fewer than 1,000 individuals. If protected, this would constitute the largest area of protected habitat for the species. The mechanism for protection will be the creation of a Private Conservation Area (PCA), which will be owned and managed by the community. ECOAN will work with the community to host a series of workshops to socialize the concept of the protected area and the community’s responsibilities and assist the community in preparing the necessary documents to secure recognition of the site as a protected area by the Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado (SERNANP), the federal agency in charge of the nation’s protected areas. Once it is designated as a PCA, it will become a part of the national system of protected areas. ECOAN will be in a position to initiate this process in Cuispes in the first half of 2023. It will require three years to obtain the decree from SERNANP.

 

International Hummingbird Society contributions will go towards establishing this new reserve for the Marvelous Spatuletail.

Click the button and donate to this special project, today.

Thank you for your donations!

Donation

Thank you for your donations to help the Hummingbird Society in their nonprofit mission.

If you are in harmony with our desire to protect hummingbirds, we welcome your support. Your donation will have a magnified effect because of our small size!

We receive donations in someone’s honor and memory of a loved one,  Please let us know the person whom you are honoring. If you want them to get a personal note from the Society, we need their address as well, and any info you want us to include.

We also receive donations in memory of loved ones. Please let us know your loved one’s name and whom you would like us to acknowledge and any other info you would like us to include. We will send a personalized note on your behalf. You can also send us the info in an email if you would rather.

If you are writing an obituary for a loved one, you can say for example  “In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Hummingbird Society online at www.hummingbirdsociety.org or send a check to The Hummingbird Society, PO Box 20698, Sedona, AZ 86341 in memory of our loved one”

Your donation is fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate Sponsors are invited to support the Hummingbird Society at levels of $500 and higher.

The mutual benefits to the Society and to your corporation are self-evident, particularly if your customer base includes people who love hummingbirds (an easy requirement!) 

For details on how to become a Corporate Sponsor please contact our Executive Director, Beth Kingsley Hawkins at info@hummingbirdsociety.org

Foundations who wish to support the Hummingbird Society can also contact Beth at info@hummingbirdsociety.org

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