|Male Anna's Hummingbird fluffed up and only flashing just a hint of color.|
Speaking of Costa's, Tom recommends planting Penstemon to attract them into your yard. Costa's have shorter bills and are attracted to plants with shorter tubular blossoms. To attract Anna's and Black-chinned, try planting some Chuparosa, which have longer tubular blossoms.
If you haven't taken a class or gone on a bird walk with Tom you're missing out! But don't despair, he has 2 more classes coming up this spring at DBG. There's Swifts and Swallows on April 12th with a field trip on April 14th, and Nighthawks on May 2nd. Register online at DBG website. Tom is also the guest speaker at the May 9th Sonoran Audubon meeting where he will be sharing his experiences birding in Egypt (I know, incredible right? Who goes birding in Egypt? I think if there were birds on Venus, Tom would be there!)
There is a new festival coming up this August - the first annual Sedona Hummingbird Festival! The festival will take place August 3-4-5, 2012, with presentations and a “Hummingbird Mall” at the new Sedona Performing Arts Center. Includes three full days of presentations by hummingbird experts in many interest areas: science, gardening, photography, conservation, and regional species studies. See http://www.sedonahummingbirdfestival.com/ .
Great photos and info Peggy. I'm seriously looking into this April Swifts and Swallow class now. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Hope you sign up, it would be great to see you in the class, and the field trip should be fun!ReplyDelete
The Sedona Hummingbird Festival looks fun. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete