In the midwest, our main hummer is the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. The west is far more diverse, especially the southwest! Food source loss from things like drought and fire become disasterous to the birds when they already have limited habitat. Fortunately, when disaster strikes, there are people eager to help.
The 2011 summer fires in Arizona have led to an effort to help hummingbird this year with the Arizona Hummingbird Disaster Relief Fund. People in the area can pick up free emergency kits to feed hummers and others are encouraged to donate on the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory site.
KAYTEE and Cedar Works® Feeders, both Central Garden and Pet Company brands, are shipping $50,000 of KAYTEE Hummingbird ElectroNectar™ Concentrated and Cedar Works Planter Hummingbird Feeders to the affected area for placement. — Kaytee
These fires have impacted both humans and wildlife and there are many ways to help. This is one easy way to help our western jewels survive.