Welcome to Hawks and Hummingbirds

Photos of a variety of our winged friends; along with critters & creepers; and mother nature in all her glory. The photographs were taken around the home, on nature hikes, back-country road trips, scenic getaways, and related special events. You will also find information and resources on a variety of wildlife related subjects.

The Institute for Wildlife Studies

The Mission of the Institute for Wildlife Studies is to gather information necessary to maintain biodiversity and viable populations of all species, and enhance our understanding of the animals with which we share our world.

Many private environmental consulting firms engage in short-term surveys and assessments of wildlife populations for the purpose of assisting developers in complying with State and Federal laws. However, long-term investigations are necessary to compile information needed to address the resource requirements of animals, and to implement strategic planning for their survival. With the assistance of numerous funding agencies, the Institute has initiated long-term wildlife investigations to meet these objectives.