2008 Hummer/Bird Celebration

July 21, 2008 by  
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Every year hundreds of people gather together to celebrate the amazing migration of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. This year will be no different and fans are getting ready to enjoy the 20th Anniversary Hummer/Bird Celebration which will take place from September 11-14.

The annual Hummer/Bird Celebration is held in the coastal Texas towns of Rockport & Fulton every September. The celebration coincides with the fall migration of these delightful little creatures but it doesn’t focus solely on the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. There are also a number of other hummingbird species present in the area around this time and bird watchers may be fortunate enough to spot Black-chinned, Rufous, Buff-bellies and Allen’s Hummingbirds during the Hummer/Bird Celebration. The main goal of the festival is to not only celebrate the annual migration of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird but to help people expand their knowledge of all birds and associated wildlife in the area. The entire event is designed to be fun, educational and inspiring and it is tailored for members of the whole family. Birders of different skill levels are well-catered for, so you can be sure that you will enjoy the weekend regardless of how experienced or inexperienced you are.

Visitors are encouraged to make the most of the 2008 Hummer/Bird Celebration, and you will find that there will be plenty of excellent speakers to keep you informed and entertained. Thus far seventeen different speakers have been booked for the event, and they will be speaking on 21 different topics. The topics are varied and will not only cover hummingbirds and birds in general, but will feature other aspects of wildlife such as butterflies and moths, as well as developing a garden that will better attract your feathered friends. Other aspects of the festival to look forward to include a bird photography demonstration, regular bus field trips, regular boating field trips, a self-guided tour of hummer homes, hummingbird banding demonstrations, hummer/bird malls where you can purchase a variety of nature-related products, butterfly walks and a number of outdoor exhibits.

After the success of the 2007 Hummer/Bird Celebration, birding fans are looking forward to an even better 2008 Celebration. Why not take the plunge and get involved by being a part of this year’s Hummer/Bird Celebration? You are unlikely to regret it!

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