Maintaining and Improving Habitat for Hummingbirds in the Western U.S.

Native Plant Selection: Choose native plants adapted to the Western U.S. climate and soil conditions to provide a natural habitat and food source for hummingbirds.

Water Features: Incorporate water features such as birdbaths, small ponds, or dripping faucets to provide drinking and bathing opportunities for hummingbirds.

Shelter and Nesting Sites: Plant dense shrubs, trees, and vines to offer shelter, nesting sites, and perching opportunities for hummingbirds.

Reduce Pesticide Use: Minimize or eliminate the use of pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers in your garden to create a safe and healthy environment for hummingbirds.

Year-Round Food Sources: Plant a variety of flowering plants that bloom at different times of the year to ensure a continuous supply of nectar for hummingbirds.

Educational Outreach: Raise awareness about the importance of habitat conservation and the needs of hummingbirds through educational programs

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