Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hummingbird Happenings

Its all about hummingbirds this summer... 

Hummingbird Photography Evening Workshops at  Boyce Thompson Arboretum with Paul Landau -  After hours on June 16, and again on July 3 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  While his work is featured in the visitor center art gallery Landau will coach two special workshops at the Arboretum specifically dedicated to the art of hummingbird photography -- teaching 10 enrolees about technique.  $30 for BTA annual members, $39 non-members - call 520.689.2723 

Hummingbird Banding at Sipe Wildlife Area at 8:00am July 28 - The annual Hummingbird Banding event is hosted by the AZ Game and Fish Department, begins at 8:00 am and goes until noon. The main event is watching Sheri Williamson and her helpers collect, measure, examine, and band the hummingbirds. You will learn about the lives and habits of these remarkable little birds. There are opportunities for other wildlife viewing as well on this old ranch property. It is possible to see Calliope, Black-chinned, Rufous, and Broad-tailed Hummingbirds at the feeders which will be hung in trees all around the property, as well as being banded. Call Arizona Game & Fish in Pinetop at (928) 367- 4281 for more information.  Also see White Mountain Audubon special events here.
Sedona Hummingbird Festival, August 3-4-5  Includes presentations and a “Hummingbird Mall” at the new Sedona Performing Arts Center. The Festival features three full days of presentations by hummingbird experts in many interest areas: science, gardening, photography, conservation, and regional species studies

Help out at the Hummingbird Habitat - Join Desert Rivers Audubon in caring for and improving the demonstration Hummingbird Habitat at Desert Breeze Park.   Audubon volunteers tend the Hummingbird habitat at Desert Breeze Park in Chandler, every month.  If you would like to help out, contact Krys Hammers at krys.hammers@cox.net

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