Hummingbird Banding

A favorite program returns!  If you feed or enjoy watching hummingbirds, this is the program for you!  Did you know that Ruby-throated Hummingbirds replace all of their feathers every year? If true, how would humans determine that the oldest known Ruby-throated Hummingbird has survived for over 8 years? Join Amy Wilms to learn more about the hummingbirds that come to visit natural habitats and your feeders. You’ll learn fascinating facts about their migration, their biology, and why they always look like they are fighting! She’ll share why banding is important, what we have learned about the birds through banding, and the training involved in becoming a hummingbird bander. In addition, we’ll talk about how to age and sex the hummers that are coming to your feeders (in fall this is a little tricky) and how banders process and band these beautiful birds. Join us to explore these wonderful birds and what you can do to provide beneficial habitat.

Pre-registration is required