Local

Hummingbirds Need Help In Texas Drought

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

167944374 10 Hummingbirds Need Help In Texas DroughtCelebrity Mug Shots

181572784 8 Hummingbirds Need Help In Texas DroughtFunny Faced Cheerleaders

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

456131094 10 Hummingbirds Need Help In Texas DroughtPHOTOS: George Clooney’s Wedding Weekend

 alt=Michael Phelps Arrested For DUI...Again

cowb thumb Hummingbirds Need Help In Texas DroughtCowboys Cheerleaders

HARLINGEN (AP) - Experts say the Texas drought has left behind parched conditions that could threaten hundreds of thousands of migrating hummingbirds.

The Valley Morning Star reported Sunday that conservationists are urging people to put out stocked hummingbird feeders.

Mark Klym, who co-wrote the book “Hummingbirds of Texas,” says the drought has reduced the number of flowers that provide nectar and nutrition for the birds. He says at least 18 species of hummingbirds are expected to migrate through Texas, especially in the Rio Grande Valley.

Norma Friedrich with the Arroyo Colorado Audubon Society says maintaining a supply of food and water, during the September and October migration time, will help hummingbirds survive.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments