There are a number of reputable websites and scientific discussion groups related to hummingbirds and hummingbird research.  I have linked to a few of these below so that researchers, birders, and others interested in hummingbirds can easily access this information.  The Michigan HummerNet is affiliated with the first two links listed below.

The Hummer/Bird Study Group (HBSG) is a non-profit organization founded by Bob and Martha Sargent of Clay, Alabama. It is dedicated to the study and preservation of hummingbirds and other Neo-tropical migrants (songbirds).

Operation Rubythroat is a cross-disciplinary international initiative in which people collaborate to study behavior and distribution of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird.  A very good page describing the hows and whys of Hummingbird Banding is provided.

The Hummingbird Society is a nonprofit corporation (Delaware) organized in 1996 for the purpose of encouraging international understanding and conservation of hummingbirds by

  • publishing and disseminating information
  • promoting and supporting scientific study
  • protecting habitat

Trochilids - Hummingbird Web Page
Hummingbird Research Projects and other hummingbird information compiled by Stacy Jon Peterson (you'll find the Michigan HummerNet listed here, as well as hummingbird photos from my website).  A wealth of information.  Provides links to several other sites describing  Hummingbird Banding.
Welcome to, the source for information on attracting, watching, feeding, and studying North American hummingbirds.  Of particular interest on this page is a discussion of what we know and don't know about Ruby-throated Hummingbird Migration and another page answering frequently asked questions about hummingbirds.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
This is an excerpt from the Birds of North America series on the life history of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

Hummingbird Information - All You Want to Know
A summary of hummingbird biology and behavior.

eNature - Hummingbird "species finder"
Photos as well as description, voice, habitat, nesting, and range for 16 North American hummingbird species.

Hummingbird Identification
An ID site for 17 North American hummingbird species.

Albino hummingbirds
Provides several photos of albino hummingbirds, mainly in the southeast.

HUMNET-L archives
A discussion group on hummingbirds sponsored by the Louisiana State University.  Listowner is Dr. Van Remsen.  Many of the Michigan HummerNet summaries have been posted to this list.  For instructions on how to subscribe, click here.