How the Hummingbird Roundup was started
In 2003 Stacy John Peterson contacted ranch owners Kent and Francine Rudeen after hearing that their home was a hummingbird haven.
Stacy's first trip yielded 123 banded birds.
We now band approximately 370 new birds and recapture about 230 returning birds each year.
The story continues...
Since that first foray to the Rudeen Ranch, Stacy and his team of banders have visited each spring to research hummingbirds in the high desert mountains of southeast Idaho.