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Flying Jewels in the Garden: The Science of Banding Hummingbirds

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


with Susan Campbell, Naturalist

Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Fee: $26 ($23 Members)

Discover how researchers band ruby-throated hummingbirds, North Carolina’s only native hummingbird. Meet local ruby-throated hummingbirds and learn how researchers trap, handle, and band these tiny birds for data recording. Learn about their fascinating lives and hear about native wildflowers and woody plants that provide nectar and fulfill habitat needs.

A hummingbird is a very small nectar-sipping New World bird of the family Trochilidae, characterized by the brilliant, iridescent plumage of the male, a slender bill, and narrow wings, the extremely rapid beating of which produces a humming sound: noted for their ability to hover and to fly upward, downward, and backward in a horizontal position. (dictionary.com)

This program is offered through a partnership between NCBG and New Hope Audubon Society