Ruby Throated HummingbirdAdopt a Hummingbird 

The Kalamazoo Valley Bird Observatory (KVBO) has been using bird banding as a tool to help better understand migration patterns, longevity, dispersal and stop over of both breeding and migrating birds at our two locations, the Kalamazoo Nature Center and Pittsfield, for over 30 years.

Adopting a Hummingbird is a unique and rewarding way to help our bird banding program and contribute to our bird banding program studies.

When you adopt a hummingbird for $25, you will receive:

  • A certificate with your name and a profile for an individual hummingbird banded through KVBO.
  • A guarantee that you will be notified if your hummingbird is ever recaptured … anywhere!
  • The satisfaction of knowing that your adoption is helping KVBO with important research.