Hummingbird Festivals

Hummingbird Festivals 2017

Hummingbird Banding Events 2017

We will be updating the dates as they are posted by the festival committees.

Please contact us for any corrections or to submit a festival for listing.

Hummingbird Festivals are held to celebrate the hummingbird. These events are family friendly. Many host speakers and guided tours of gardens or parks.

Festival Listings by the Month:

March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October

Hummingbird banding is a captivating event where you can watch science in action. You might even be able to "Adopt-a-Hummingbird" and partake in conservation efforts aimed at preserving these wonderful birds.

All festivals are child friendly. Some are free, while others require a donation.

We work hard to keep these listings up to date from year to year and insert any new festivals that we discover.

If you are in charge or on a committee of any of these festivals we would appreciate any updates that you may have.

If anyone else is aware of a festival that is not listed here please let us know and we will be happy to insert it into the listings.

 Hummingbird Festivals in March



None in 2014

Woodford, South Carolina

Woodford Hummingbird Festival
Unfortunately, this festival is not being sponsored this year due to the economy. Let's keep our fingers crossed for next year!Website Contact:803-568-3550.

March 4th, 2017

Santa Cruz, California

Hummingbird DaysMarch 4th, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm
Admission: $10 Public, $5 Members, Free: UCSC students & children under 12.
NOTE: Hummingbird Days is a "rain or shine" event. So, if needed, bring your umbrellas to enjoy the outdoor events.
LOCATION: Located at Arboretum Road, West of Western Drive, Free Parking. Get Directions to the Arboretum

Hummingbird Day is the central coast’s premier family-oriented educational event celebrating one of nature’s vibrant aerial acrobats, the Hummingbird. Hummingbirds just can’t resist the temptation of such a plentiful supply of nectar at the Arboretum. During the event, nature lovers of all ages will see and learn about these amazing birds and the gardens that host and support them. Guests will have plenty of opportunities to watch and hear hummingbird courtship shenanigans as well as participate in a variety of activities focused on these amazing creatures.


Morning Bird Walk and Talk with Todd Newberry
Talk on Landscaping for Hummingbirds with Martin Quigley

Special activities for kids -
 Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
*  Take-home Craft making: mobiles, masks, watercolors, necklaces, and Seed Balls to attract hummingbirds at home.
*  Children’s bird walks/play
*  Face painting

Special activities for all ages:
* Lectures and Workshops on everything from Gardening for the Birds to Photographing the Fastest Birds in the World.
Expert led Garden Tours and Beginning Birder Tours.
* Scavenge for souvenirs, gifts, and acquire the perfect plant for the perfect place at Norrie's Gift and Garden Shop.
* Delight in an assortment of beverages and delicious healthy food available for purchase. Make it for breakfast and lunch!

Please check back for schedule updates and more details.

Become a Community Partner and make a difference. Help Sponsor this Event!
Hummingbird Day sponsorship revenue will be used to offset the cost of admission, enabling children to attend the event free of charge. Sponsors help encourage the next generation to become environmental

Website Contact: 831-427-2998.

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 Festivals in April

April 7th-30th, 2017

Ketchikan, Alaska

Alaska Hummingbird Festival

Celebrate the return of migratory birds from Central and South America to the southern panhandle of Alaska. The male Rufous Hummingbirds begin arriving Ketchikan in mid-March and are seen at feeders and flowers throughout Ketchikan by mid-April.

Festival events include guided bird hikes, art shows, and activities for children. For more information, call festival headquarters at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center at 907-228-6220.

Website Contact: 907-228-6220.

None in 2015

Fort Morgan, Alabama

Ft Morgan Spring Banding - Banding migrant hummingbirds headed north to their nesting grounds. Banding is free and open to the public. There is a fee to enter the Fort Property. Contact Bob or Martha Sargent at 205-681-2888

Note: "Due to the death of Bob Sargent there will be no more banding at Ft Morgan."

None in 2017

    Utopia, Texas

NOTE: Due to unforeseen Circumstances
>>>> 2017 Nature Quest Has Been Cancelled <<<<
Instead we will focus on planning a great event for April 2018

During Nature Quest you'll enjoy learning about Texas Hill Country Birds, Small Cavity Nesters, Bluebirds, Raptors, Hummingbirds, Bats, Butterflies, Insects, Champion Big Trees, Natural History, Native Plants, Useful & Medicinal Plants, Wildflowers, Invasive Plants, and how to make your own backyard a Wildlife Habitat.

Diverse Vegetation and Wildlife, Monumental Trees on the National Registry of Big Trees, the World's Second Largest Mexican Free-tailed Bat Population, Plants & Flowers found only in the Hill Country, Rare and Endangered Species of Birds such as the Golden-cheeked Warbler and Black-capped Vireo are just a few reasons why....

The Hill Country River Region is a perfect backdrop for your Nature Quest Adventure!

Fieldtrip Leaders & Speakers Include:
Tony Gallucci, Bain Walker, Lee Haile,
Ken Cave, LeAnn Sharp & Anthony Sharp

Along the Clear Frio, Nueces & Sabinal Rivers
Uvalde, Real & Bandera Counties
Near Concan, Uvalde, Utopia & Vanderpool Texas

Nature Quest Headquarters Located
10 miles W. of Utopia & 5 miles E. of Garner State Park On FM 1050
at Hill Country Nature Center

Nature Quest  ~  830-966-2320  ~


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Festivals in May

May - Sept., 2016

Missouri State Parks

Hummingbird Banding

You will get a close-up look at this tiny bird and learn about its life history. No reservations are required. The study site is located at the park’s visitor center. You are welcome to bring cameras, but will be instructed to keep an adequate distance from the birds and researchers in order to ensure the safety of the birds.

Event times: 9 a.m/10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Check for each event)

Onondaga State Park - 7556 Hwy. H, Leasburg, MO | (573) 245-6576

Montauk State Park - 345 County Road 6670, Salem, MO | (573) 548-2201 (None listed for 2017)


  • May 6, 2017
  • July 1, 2017
  • Aug. 5, 2017
  • Sept. 2, 2017

Onondaga State Park, Leasburg, MO
Onondaga State Park, Leasburg, MO
Onondaga State Park, Leasburg, MO
Onondaga State Park, Leasburg, MO

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May 13th, 2017

Logan County, Arkansas
Mount Magazine State Park

Hummingbird Special
The Lodge at Mount Magazine
Each year, the return of hummingbirds is eagerly awaited at Mount Magazine State Park. Marvel at these acrobatic pollinators during this family-friendly, nature-themed celebration with hummingbird banding by experts, garden tours, and a station called “Hummingbird Haven,” featuring make and take crafts, concluded with a free concert by Still on the Hill. The hummingbird special is designed to enhance your enjoyment of hummingbirds and educate about pollinator importance.
Admission: Free

CONTACT: (479) 963-8502,


None Listed for 2017

Dade City, Florida

Pioneer Florida Museum

Hummingbird Festival

Pioneer Florida Museum has been busy planting this spring and things are growing great! We have been planting gardens especially to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. We see many butterflies and even the elusive little birds almost every day. Come out to the Museum on Saturday, May 17th, any time between 9am and 4pm and enjoy a day with us.

Presentations inside will include:

all day - "Birds of Prey" with Gabriel Vargo
11 am - "Butterfly Gardening" with Bob Gallion
12 noon - "All About Hummingbirds" with Bev Hansen
1 pm - "Native Pollinators" with Debi Donaldson
2 pm - "Good Bug, Bad Bug" with Vince Stoble

There will be music; “Sacred Harp Singing” in our church and “The Barking Dogs” will be playing out on our grounds. Our concession stand will be open serving up lunch to attendees. There will be a chance to build a bluebird box for children, and finished ones will be available in our gift shop. Our gift shop will be stocked with great hummingbird and garden gifts along with our regular gift shop items. Also included in the festivities are arts & crafters, traditional craft demonstrations, Florida native plant sales.

Additionally, the museum’s historic buildings will be open and the collections on display. Please note that
although hummingbirds are the focus, we do not have them in cages!

Festival admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for students. As always, children under 5 are FREE. (Please, no coolers, or pets although service animals are welcome.) The museum also offers FREE parking and handicap accessibility.

Pioneer Florida Museum and Village
15602 Pioneer Museum Road
Dade City, Florida


None in 2017

Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Friends of Cheyenne Cañon announces this year’s event at the Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center. The Cheyenne Cañon Hummingbird Experience is part of the Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival (PPBNF).

The event partnership includes Friends of Cheyenne Cañon and the Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center staff along with Aiken Audubon Society, Bear Creek Nature Center, Cheyenne Mountain State Park, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Chico Basin Ranch, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Colorado Springs Parks & Recreation & Cultural Services, El Paso County Recreation & Cultural Services, Fountain Creek Nature Center, Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers, Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Pikes Peak Community College Pikes Peak Community Foundation and Pinello Ranch/Venetucci.

The festival will highlight bird and nature events throughout the region. North Cheyenne Cañon Park will be the site of two hosted field trips, with registration and RSVP required through the Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival. (719)-282-7877

The Hummingbird Experience on Saturday is chock full of free family oriented events that highlight the hummingbirds that visit the Cañon every year.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Location: Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center (formerly Starsmore Discovery Center)
2120 North Cheyenne Canyon Road,
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Time: Times vary by event

For more information:  (719) 385-6086

Events at the Starsmore Visitor and Nature:

*Hummingbird Banding, *Hummingbird Lecture, Raptor Display, Family Hummingbird Discovery Event, Tent Activities for Kids, Hummingbird Plant Sales and more! Go to the Friends of Cheyenne Cañon website for up to date information and a complete schedule.  

*Registration required for the Guided Bird Walk, Hummingbird Lecture and the Hummingbird banding sessions. Register through the Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival website. ( (719)-282-7877

No registration required for the Saturday 10-3 events.

About the Friends of Cheyenne Cañon:
The Friends of Cheyenne Cañon provides financial and volunteer support to help maintain the City’s first wilderness park and preserve and operate Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center and Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center. For more information about great hikes in the Park and the history of the Cañon, or to join the Friends of Cheyenne Cañon go to 

For more information: (719) 385-6086

None in 2017

Kaskaskia, Illinois

The Nature and Hummingbird festival will not be held in 2015.

Nature Festival
Nature Festival and hummingbird banding. Nest box building, educational speakers, wildlife exhibits.

Contact: Tim Dever Email: Phone: 618.475.2366.

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 Festivals in June

2017 Dates Below:

 Illinois Festivals.....Sponsored by the Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders.

Guests may “adopt” a hummingbird at any of the banding sites by making a $5 donation to the Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders.  Donors will receive an attractive signed certificate, be given the privilege of releasing their adopted bird (if enough birds are captured), and will be notified if their birds are ever recaptured.

Vernon Kleen
Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders (LLABB)

2017 Schedule

June 24th - 2pm to 5 pm -
Stoecklin Orchard, Donnellson - Bond County

July 01st - 9am to noon -
Siloam Springs State Park - Adams County

July 13th - 4pm to 7pm -
Engel Farm, Roodhouse - Greene County

20 July 20th - 8am to 11am -
Walnut Hill - Marion County

20 July 20th - 1pm to 4pm -
Sam Dale Lake C.A. (Johnsonville) - Wayne County

22 July 22nd - 9am to noon -        
Lewis & Clark Historic Site - Madison County

August 04th - 4pm to 7pm -
Stoecklin Orchard, Donnellson - Bond County

August 05th    - 9am to noon -
Trail of Tears State Forest - Union County

August 08th    - 4pm to 7pm -
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur - Macon County

August 12th - 9am to noon -
Sommer Park Nature Center, Peoria - Peoria County

August 13th    - 1pm to 4pm -
Engel Farm - Greene County

August 19th - 9am to 12:30pm -
Camp Sagawau Environmental Center - Cook County

August 19th -1:00pm to 5:00pm -
Plum Creek Nature Center - Will County
Hummingbird Festival - Free - All Ages:
This celebration of nature puts the spotlight on the hummingbirds and other pollinators. See the newly designed pollinator garden – a sanctuary for birds and butterflies. Enjoy presentations, bird viewing, and many local artisans and vendors selling garden and nature-related items and food. Sign up to watch as volunteers help Thorn Creek Audubon Society and Lincoln Land Association staff capture and band hummingbirds. You can also adopt a hummingbird through the Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders. Chicago artist Catherine Game’s “Backyard Birds” collection will be on display inside the Nature Center.

August 19th - 2:30pm to 5:30pm -
Plum Creek Forest Preserve - Will County

September 02nd - 10am to 2:00pm -
Sugar Grove Nature Center - McLean County

September 10th - 2pm to 5pm - Schlueter’s Home (Mascoutah) - St. Clair County

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Hummingbird Festivals in July

None Listed for 2017

Silver City, New Mexico

Annual Hummingbird Festival

The Hummingbird Festival is a unique opportunity to catch these beautiful birds in action at the height of the season. Festivities include guest speakers and live entertainment.

July is the height of the migration season for the thousands of hummingbirds that stay or pass through the Sapillo Creek valley each year. Species identified in the immediate area include the Magnificent, Blue-throated, Black-chinned, Broad-tailed, Allen's, Broad-billed, Rufus, Anna's, Calliope, Lucifer, and Costa hummingbirds. Natural land formations have drawn these little birds through the Sapillo Valley as a nesting destination for generations making the area rich in mass numbers as well as species. The festival is a unique opportunity to see them up-close and learn about their lives, habits, and migration patterns.

The festival is held at Little Toad Creek Inn & Tavern near Lake Roberts. The remote restaurant, lodge, and brewery is located on Highway 35 at the junction of Highway 15, on the way to the Gila Cliff Dwellings north of Silver City.

Contact: 575-536-9649

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July 28th - 30th  2017

            Sedona, Arizona
           Sedona Red Rock High School
           995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road
           Sedona, AZ  86336  


Presentations:  3 days of presentations by hummingbird experts from around the world in the modern, air-conditioned Sedona Performing Arts Center.

"Birds & Blooms" Hummingbird Garden Tours:  Each ticket valid for two days, permitting a self-guided garden visit at your own schedule one or both days. This allows you to visit the gardens and spend as much time as desired but still see lectures on the opposite day. You will take your paypal receipt and bring it to SPAC location where you will get a wristband and garden tour map to enjoy the gardens.  You may pick them up anytime Fri/Sat/Sun after 8am.  We are pleased to welcome Birds & Blooms Magazine as a Platinum level corporate sponsor this year!

Gala Banquet Celebration: A delightful highlight of the 3-day event Saturday evening, with dinner and good times.

Banding (free):  See tiny numbered band attached to a hummingbird's leg so that its movements can be scientifically followed!  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Exhibits (free):  The Hummingbird Marketplace (exhibitors and vendors area), held in the lobby of the Sedona Performing Arts Center, with easy access to shopping opportunities for "everything hummingbird." As before, no admission fee!

Food Vendor:  The Sedona Community Center will be our food vendor providing both a continental breakfast in the early morning and lunch selections each day.  They will also have drinks available for sale.  So you can enjoy a meal without having to leave the facility.

Art Exhibit (free):  Excellent hummingbird art at two different locations in Sedona.

Birding Trips:  Birders will have the opportunity to visit one of two different habitats, Page Springs Fish Hatchery and Oak Creeek Canyon; tickets $12, but reservations required because of limited capacity. Trips are led by the Northern Arizona Audubon Society.

DETAILS on all parts of the festival will be found under the individual tabs as they are updated.

You can read about the first Sedona Hummingbird Festival (2012) in this excerpt from The Hummingbird Connection, the official member magazine of the Hummingbird Society.


The Sedona Hummingbird Festival is always held the first weekend in August, when Sedona's hummingbird population is highest and most diverse—5 or even 6 species instead of the usual 2—and with typically five times the number of hummers as in early summer. Thanks to Sedona's high altitude of 4,500 feet, we escape the intense summer heat experienced in more southern parts of Arizona (more at the Sedona tab). August is also a "low season" for tourism in Sedona, so you'll be able to take advantage of lower lodging prices. We're working on securing deals from participating hotels and motels; see "lodging deals."

Arizona is already well known as the top state for seeing many hummingbird species (a fact that Texas disputes, of course). People travel great distances just to see Arizona's hummers. But Sedona also has Red Rock Country, and that makes it even more desirable to come here to see hummingbirds. Is there a prettier place in America to see hummers? We don't think so! That's the reason behind the tagline for the Sedona Hummingbird Festival: The Most Beautiful Place in America to See Hummingbirds.

Sedona Hummingbird Festivals were spectacular community events!  Residents and businesses were encouraged to include hummer-friendly flowers in their yard. Those lacking time or inclination for gardening put out feeders, especially beginning in June. By keeping the feeders filled and fresh, residents year after year see that migrants will reward their benefactors by returning—with friends and relatives—leading to ever-higher populations. In our dreams, the Hummingbird Society imagines feeders even hanging from the street signs, but that may not happen right away!


How beautiful is Sedona? We know of no more beautiful description of Sedona than this video. Be sure to make it full screen.

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July 29th, 2017

Eager, Arizona
Sipe Wildlife Area

High Country Hummingbird Festival

PINETOP, Ariz — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is hosting its 14th annual High Country Hummingbird Festival on Saturday, July 29 at Sipe Wildlife Area near Springerville/Eagar.

The free, family-friendly festival will include:

    Hummingbird banding by Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (SABO)
    Plant displays for attracting hummingbirds
    Live wildlife from the department’s Wildlife Center
    Wildlife walk with a naturalist
    Activities, crafts and talks designed for children
    Informational talks about hummingbirds, and
    A workshop on photographing hummingbirds

While the festival is free to the public, the department is asking attendees to consider donating new and unopened 4-pound bags of pure cane sugar to help feed all of these magnificent birds. Every year, Sipe uses up to 700 pounds of sugar to make the hummingbird food for the feeders around the property. A donation station will be set up in the Visitor’s Center.

The event starts at 8 a.m. and ends at noon. The Sipe Wildlife Area is located southeast of Eagar and Springerville. From Eagar, take Highway 191 toward Alpine for about two miles to the signed turnoff at the top of the first hill. Drive south five miles to the Sipe property on a gravel road suitable for passenger cars.

The Springerville-Eagar Chamber of Commerce will be providing breakfast items and lunch concessions for purchase.

Pets must be kept on leash and are not allowed near live wildlife. Pet owners be advised that there is no shaded parking at the event.

For more information:
Call the Game and Fish office in Pinetop at (928) 532-3680.

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Festivals in August

August 5th-6th, 2017

Mimbres, New Mexico

The 2017 Mimbres Hummingbird Festival

Special Event for 2017!

August 5th & 6th, 2017

8:AM-3:00 PM.

Professional Bander Sunday, Aug. 6th, at 8:00 AM!

The Mimbres Culture Heritage Site is located in southwest New Mexico on Highway 35, east of Silver City and south the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. The site is open daily.

Located near Mile Marker 4 on Highway 35 in Mimbres,  New Mexico, this world-famous Mimbres Culture archaeological site ​is open to the public daily from 11-3.

     Phone: 575-536-3333
     Address: MCHS
​                   PO Box 307
                   ​Mimbres, NM 88049


August 9th, 2017

Weldon, California

Kern River Valley Hummingbird Celebration
Feeding Hummingbirds: A short lesson in hummingbird feeder maintenance and a recipe for hummingbird food. Hummingbird Identification Workshop: Outdoor Presentation on how to tell our local hummingbirds apart.Hummingbird Gardening: Lesson in what plants attract hummingbirds and butterflies. And Much More.

Kern River Preserve

8:00 am - 2:00 pm-

Contact: 760-378-2029

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To be Announced

Oak Hill, West Virginia

New River Hummingbird Festival


Join internationally known hummingbird expert Dr. Bill Hilton Jr. for a morning of up-close, hands-on experience with Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. Hilton will capture, band, and release hummingbirds while explaining the secrets of their feeding, nesting, and migration behavior; he will talk about results of his ten years of work with ruby-throats in Central America and there will be plenty of time for questions and answers about hummers, including how to design a habitat to attract these tiny birds to your back yard or school grounds.

Preregistration admission is $10 per adult, $5 per child ages 15-18, free for ages 14 and under. Or $10 per person at the event.

Hummingbird feeders, t-shirts, and loads of plants will be available for purchase and donation at the event while supplies last.

Who will be there? Dr. Bill Hilton Jr, master bander, hummingbird expert, and one of Discover magazines “50 Best Brains in Science;” Rachel Davis: local nature guide and coordinator of New River Birding & Nature and Fayette County Education Fund; Terri Johnson: Honeysuckle Hill Gardens Nursery, Greenhouse & Gift Shop in Oak Hill; and other NRBN Team members.

Portions of proceeds go to the 501C3 Fayette County Education Fund - to secure the future of Fayette County by providing relevant Leadership and Environmental Training to the community, with an emphasis on youth education. New River Hummingbird Festival was born in 2010 as an outreach program of the New River Birding & Nature Center - Sharing the secrets of science and nature in the New River watershed with West Virginians and their friends.

Honeysuckle Hill Gardens
1177 Terry Ave.
Oak Hill, WV 25901

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August 19th, 2017

       Charlotte, North Carolina

Hummingbird Festival

Aug 19th (Saturday)
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Ages 1-100 ·
Co-Ed Reedy Creek Nature Preserve


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August 19th, 2017

Henderson, Minnesota

Henderson Hummingbird Hurrah

A celebration of the ruby-throated hummingbird sponsored by Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter, a birding festival offering opportunities such as: learning about the amazing little birds, attracting them, keeping them happy and much more.
Lots to do!

A licensed hummingbird bander will catch and band birds, allowing you to see them up close and learn about hummingbird research. There will also be a garden tour, speakers, book signing sessions, children's activities, and a Hummingbird Mall – all FREE!
See the hummingbirds!

Bring a blanket or lawn chair for a relaxing time in or near the garden enjoying the antics of these tiny flying jewels. The ruby-throated hummingbird can be seen in large numbers in August as they stop in Henderson at feeders and nectar producing plants on their southward journey to Mexico and Central America, where they spend the winter.
Remember your camera!

With the close views that our garden and feeder setups provide, you’re sure to capture great images. The Henderson Hummingbird Hurrah allows veteran and beginning birdwatchers spectacular opportunities. Go beyond the backyard and celebrate hummingbirds with us!

Produced by Henderson Feathers & Sponsored by
Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter

Saturday, August 19th , 2017
9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Rain or Shine!

WHERE: Bender Park, 200 N. Third St. &
Minnesota New Country School (MNCS)
Henderson, MN 56044


Hummingbird Banding – 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Speakers: Al Batt, Donald Mitchell, Sarah Malchow,

Educational Booths: MRV Audubon, Jim Gilbert & More!

Children’s Activities: Includes Coloring Contest/Cash Prizes!

Chimney Swift Information

Garden Tours: 1 Hour Morning & 1 Hour Afternoon with Master Gardeners: Sarah Malchow and Jackie Smith

Hummingbird Mall Vendors… Food… Raffle Prizes!!

Painting with Lana Beck: $15 (2 hr sessions) a.m. & p.m.
(Must pre-register for painting… 507-665-6570 Limited Seating)


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August 24th - 26th, 2017

Fort Davis, TX

Davis Mountains Hummingbird Festival:

Special Pre-Event Highlights
2017 Davis Mountains Hummingbird Celebration
Reservations Limited 
This year the Celebration is offering several “Exclusive Hummingbird Experiences,” these events are more personal with nature up-close and set outdoors where one can experience the Davis Mountains’ Sky Islands to the fullest. Arrive a day early to revel in these unique adventures.

Contact Melissa Henderson
Fort Davis Chamber
Call 1-432-426-3015 to reserve your spot.
I.  Elegant Dinner & Nature’s Best at the Davis Mountains Preserve, August 23rd, 6:30 p.m.  (2 to 3 Hours)
Join Nature Conservancy, Celebration sponsors and hummingbirds by the score. Learn about these tiny nymphs and their miraculous annual migration at one of Texas’ finest mountain preserves. Enjoy knowing about sky island ecology from Conservancy scientists and Celebration interpreters. Savor an elegant catered dinner with all the trimmings at the McIvor Center.  If you are so inclined, arrive at 4 p.m. for an optional Guided hike to Granite Falls. (Bring walking or hiking shoes and a hat.) Evening event is limited to the first 45 registered and paid, *$75 per person.  Your ticket includes a donation to the Texas Nature Conservancy’s Davis Mountains Preserve.

II.  Hummingbirds & Breakfast at McDonald Observatory’s Director’s Lodge August 24th, 8:30 a.m.  (2 Hours)
Join a select Celebration group for a delicious brunch, remote vistas and beautiful hummingbirds.  Start the day in the fresh open air with two of Texas finest nature interpreters Greg Lasley & Cliff Shackelford.  Breakfast prepared by McDonald Observatory’s Astronomer’s Lodge.  Feast on fine food while your eyes feast on the supreme Texas landscape of the Davis Mountains Sky Island Complex.  The morning event is limited to the first 30 registered and paid, *$40 per person. Group departs hotel at 8:30 a.m. where we carpool to the observatory.  Please Note: The view alone is worth the price of this ticket.
*Reserve with master card (call 1-432-426-3015) to make sure you have a spot; paid reservations for the first 45 registered for dinner, or 30 registered for breakfast are secure.

III.  Hummingbirds of the Desert--A Professional Photography Workshop with expert Larry Ditto August 20 –24, starts Noon Sunday, August 20 (4 days)
Back by popular demand Join Larry Ditto at one of his best-known workshops for North American hummingbirds.  Limited to first 8 registered and paid. 

Price is $799. 

Attend this workshop offered four days prior to the Davis Mountains Hummingbird Celebration and get those hummingbird “book shots” you are looking for.
Contact: for detailed instructions.

Call: 1-432-426-3015 to reserve your place and make your payment for registration to:
Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 378
Fort Davis, TX 7973


Sunday August 20-24
(By reservation only, Attendance limited to 8 individuals) Professional Hummingbird Photography Workshop with Larry ditto Schedule (e-mail workshop leader at
Wednesday, August 23 
(By reservation only, Attendance limited to 45 individuals)
6 p.m. Dinner and Hummingbirds at Nature Conservancy Davis Mts. Preserve
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Optional) Guided Hike to Granite Falls with Rich Kostecke
Thursday, August 24th:
(By reservation only, Attendance limited to 30 individuals)
8:30 a.m. Carpool to McDonald Observatory for Hummingbirds and Breakfast at Director’s Lodge with Greg Lasley and Cliff Shackelford
Hummingbird Celebration Opens 
Thursday, August 24th:
12:00 Registration, Trade Show, Bird Cam & Silent Auction at Limpia Hotel
1:00  Field Workshop Hummingbird Photography  “Tips and Tricks” with Greg Lasley, Clay Taylor & Michael Gray
2:00 p.m. Talk – West Texas Hummingbird I.D., Limpia Hotel Banquet Hall - Kelly Bryan
3:00 p.m. Walk to Francell Hummingbird Garden in town – Beth Francell 
4:00 p.m. Field Trip – Hummingbird Feeding Frenzy, Cierro Colibri, Cliff Shackelford
6:00 p.m.  Welcome Reception (Hors ‘d’ourves) (sp.) Limpia Hotel 7:00 p.m. Evening Program - Rufous Hummingbirds “What we Know” - Kelly Bryan (WTAR)

Friday, August 25th:
5:00 to 6:30 a.m. Early morning fieldtrip participants meet for Breakfast at Chamber Office
6:00 a.m. Field Trip Departure** – Lucifer Madness – Christmas Mts. Oasis, Madge Lindsay
6:30 a.m. Field Trip Departure* - Miller Ranch, Cecilia Riley
7:30 a.m. Field Trip Departure*– Tule Canyon, Greg Lasley, Lee Hoy 7:30 a.m. Depart to Banding Demonstration TNC Davis Mts. Preserve, Kelly Bryan 
7:30 a.m. Depart to Banding Demonstration McDonald Observatory, Charles Floyd
12:00  Trade Show, Bird Cam and Silent Auction Open (Lunch on your own/See Restaurant List)
2:00 p.m. Talk – West Texas Hummingbird I.D., Limpia Hotel Banquet Hall - Kelly Bryan
3:00 p.m. Talk – Hummingbirds of the Tropics, Limpia Hotel Banquet Hall – Michael Gray
4:00 p.m. Workshop – Feeding Hummingbirds, Pavillion – Kelly Bryan 5:00 p.m. Field Trip *– Hummingbird Feeding Frenzy, Cierro Colibri, Cliff Shackelford
7:00 p.m. Evening Program – Sky Island Ecology – Charlotte Reemts, Nature Conservancy 

Saturday, August 26th:
5:30-6:30 a.m. Early morning fieldtrip participants meet for breakfast at Chamber Office
6:00 a.m. Field Trip Departure* - Miller Ranch, Cecilia Riley 
6:30 a.m. Field Trip Departure*– Balmorhea: Wetlands & Geology, Rich Kostecke and Blain Hall
8:00 a.m. Field Trip Departure*– Tule Canyon, Greg Lasley, John Karges
8:00 a.m. Banding Demonstration TNC Davis Mts. Preserve, Kelly Bryan
8:00 a.m. Banding Demonstration McDonald Observatory, Charles Floyd
12:00  Trade Show, Bird Cam and Silent Auction Open (Lunch on your own/See Restaurant List)
12:00-6 p.m. Photo/Art Competition Open–Meet Winners & reception at 5:00 p.m. – Library  
2:00 p.m. Walk to Francell Hummingbird Garden (in town) – Beth Francell
3:00 p.m. Talk – Hummingbirds of the Tropics, Limpia Hotel – Michael Gray
4:00 p.m. Workshop – Feeding Hummingbirds – Chamber Pavilion, Kelly Bryan
4:00 p.m. Birding Davis Mountains State Park with an Expert – Lee Hoy
5:00 p.m. Art Contest Winners and Exhibition – Jeff Davis Public Library (next door)
6:30 p.m. Celebration Banquet – Chamber Pavilion 
7:00 p.m. Evening Keynote Program – Birds of Texas and the World– Greg Lasley
8:30 p.m. Silent Auction Closes -- Get your last bids in!

Sunday Morning, August 27th:
7-10 a.m. Birds and Breakfast – Chihuahuan Desert Museum Birds and New Photo Blinds
6:30 a.m. Field Trip Departure*– Balmorhea: Sandia Wetlands & Geology John Karges, Blaine Hall 
8:00 p.m. Field Workshop Hummingbird Photography  “Tips and Tricks” (amature to advanced levels) Greg Lasley, Clay Taylor & Michael Gray
*= Carpool  ** = Carpool – w/High Clearance Vehicles  *** = Art Contest Awards  at 5:30 Sat.
PLEASE NOTE:  The Program Schedule may be revised due to unplanned and/or adverse conditions.  Changes will be announced at the Evening Program or as soon as possible.    

August 26th, 2017

Knoxville, Tennessee

Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival

(More Details Coming Soon)

The fourth annual festival is Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission $5, children under six are admitted free.

Presented by the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society and Ijams Nature Center, visitors will have the opportunity to see ruby-throated hummingbirds up-close at a banding demonstration by Mark Armstrong, a certified Master Bander.

Hummingbirds will be harmlessly captured, weighed, measured and banded before being sent on their way.

Banding provides a way to document hummingbird movement during migration. August and September are busy migration months in Tennessee with thousands of hummingbirds moving south on their way to wintering grounds in Central America and southern Mexico.


The festival will also feature speakers on nature topics, wildlife educational demonstrations, guided walks and vendors selling food and drinks, plants, locally made arts and crafts, bird feeders and supplies, garden items and a “Bargain Barn” selling new and gently used merchandise with nature themes.

Speakers include:

•  Joel Greenberg, renowned author of “A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction.”

T. David Pitts, Professor of Biology, UT Martin will talk about “The Hummingbirds that Nest in your Yard”.

• Marcia Davis, Birdlife Columnist for the Knoxville

• David Unger, Professor of Biology,  Maryville College

• Steve McGaffin, Naturalist and Educator for the Knoxville Zoo

• Lynne McCoy, a local wildlife rehabilitator

Directions: Ijams Nature Center is located at 2915 Island Home Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37920, approximately three miles from downtown Knoxville.

Website Contact: 865-577-4717

August 24th
To be determined for 2014

Louisville, Kentucky

Yew Dell's Hummingbird Festival
Always a summer favorite! Will take place at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old LaGrange Road. This festival offers the opportunity for all to learn about these amazing little birds, what makes them tick, how to attract them, how to keep them coming and a whole lot more. Local experts will catch and band birds, offering an excellent opportunity to see them up close and learn about hummingbird research. We’ll have hummingbird plants for sale, kids' activities, refreshments, tours and as always, local hummingbird photographer Russ Thompson will be on hand to offer photography tips – so don’t forget the camera and binoculars!
Website Contact: (502) 241-4788

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To be determined

Folsom, Louisiana

Folsom Butterfly & Hummingbird Festival
Website Contact: 985-796-9309

Hummingbird Festivals in September

Sept. 8th - 10th, 2017

Holly Springs, Mississippi

Hummingbird Migration Celebration
At Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, This is a big one! Hummer Study Group experts Band Ruby-throats and visitors are given special, Opportunity to release hummingbirds back into the wild.

Festival Highlights:

  • Hummingbird Viewing and Banding with the Hummer/Bird Study Group -- You may get a chance to release one back into the wild!
  • Guided Wagon Rides and Nature Walks through Strawberry Plains Audubon Center's 2600-Acre Nature Sanctuary
  • Kids' Nature Tent
  • Live Animal Shows
  • Special Guest Speakers
  • Resources for Creating a Wildlife-Friendly Backyard
  • Native Plant Sale
  • Experts on Conservation, Ecology and Bird Migration
  • Local Artists and Vendors Selling Crafts, Art, Bird Feeders, Gifts, Souvenirs, etc. (Please bring your own bag for purchases. Some vendors do not accept credit cards)
  • Food and drinks will be available at concession stand

Contact: 662-252-1155
Mitch Robinson at


285 Plains Road, Holly Springs, MS 38635

Click this link to map your route:
285 Plains Road, Holly Springs, MS 38635

Strawberry Plains Audubon Center is located on Hwy 311. From Holly Springs Town Square:  Hwy 7 North. Take left onto Hwy 311. Turn right to stay on Hwy 311 North (follow signs for Strawberry Plains Audubon Center/Mt. Pleasant) and go 2.5 miles. Facility on the right.

We are 9.5 miles from the intersection of Hwy 72 and Hwy 311. Coming from Memphis, TN:  take either Hwy 72 from Collierville, TN and turn right onto Hwy 311, or take Hwy 78 east to Exit 26 (West Holly Springs), travel east to Hwy 311 North. Turn left onto Hwy 311 and travel 2.5 miles. Facility on the right.

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Sept. 10, 2016

St.Francisville, Louisiana

Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration

The Feliciana Nature Society will hold their annual Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at St. Francisville, Louisiana. The Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration promotes the unique breeding habitat found in the St. Francisville area. The event offers an opportunity to observe hummingbirds up close as they are banded at two private homes in the St. Francisville area on Saturday. Hummingbird-friendly plants will also be available for sale.

The festival will be held from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Hummingbird biologists Linda Beall and Nancy Newfield will capture and band birds at two private gardens in the St. Francisville area. Visitors will have the opportunity to observe hummingbirds up close as they are weighed and measured. In addition, vendors will be at both homes with hummingbird-attractive plants available for sale. The gardens include the home of Carlyle Rogillio at 15736 Tunica Trace (Hwy. 66) and Murrell Butler at 9485 Oak Hill Road.

There is no fee for Saturday, but donations are more than welcomed. Come and go as you please.

Maps can be found at the Historical Society Museum on Ferdinand St.or at the St. Francisville Inn at Commerce & Ferdinand Streets, both in the historic district You can also print a map from this website, click here.


Phone: 800-488-6502
Phone: 225-635-6502
Fax: 225-635-6421

September 17th, 2016

Diamondhead, Mississippi

5th Annual Diamondhead Hummingbird Festival

Suggested $3.00 donation per family.

Operated by the Diamond Head Garden Club.

Features hundreds of hummingbirds and a certified bander who will capture, band, and release while doing a presentation on the birds.
Speakers and Vendors.

Vendors and volunteers welcome.

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

2356 Airport Drive
Diamondhead, MS 39525

Contact: Jane Taylor:

or: 228-224-1568

Sept. 15th-18th, 2016

Rock Port, Texas

Hummingbird Celebration

Local residents attract hummingbirds to their yards throughout the year. Self-guided walking tours of the “Hummer Homes”. You can expect to see as many as 100 hummingbirds in one yard alone.

Each year during Rockport-Fulton's HummerBird Celebration two licensed hummingbird banding teams busily band the hummingbirds caught in their nets.  Each hummer is fitted with a tiny band containing a letter and five numerals to identify it.  The hummers then continue on their southbound journey to their wintering grounds in Mexico and Central America.

All bird banding information is carefully recorded by the bander and the data is sent to the North American Bird Banding Laboratory where banding records are maintained.

Whenever a banded bird is recaptured by another bander, the information is sent to the banding lab.  The banding lab notifies the original bander of the place and date their bird was recaptured.  The bander who recaptured the bird is notified where and when the bird was originally banded.


Sept. 10th & 17th, 2016

Lake Jackson, Texas

Xtreme Hummingbird Xtravaganza

8:00am to noon. Autumn is hummingbird season in Texas, as thousands of these tiny creatures move through the state on their southward migration to Mexico and Central America. Join us September 130h and 17th to see hummingbirds being banded, adopt a hummingbird, browse the Nature Store, walk the nature trails, or buy a plant to attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

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Hummingbird Festivals in October

October 15th - 16th, 2016

Hogansville, Georgia

"The City of Friendly People" invites you to the annual Hogansville Hummingbird Festival, held the third weekend of every October in historic downtown Hogansville, GA. Our Main Street will be bustling with food, crafts, antiques, music, local artists, open storefronts, rides, and activities for the whole family. Two days of old-fashioned family fun! Includes free parking, shuttles, handicap access, ample security, and kids play area. Vendors and sponsors are welcome!

About the Festival

The 2016 Hogansville Hummingbird Festival is an outdoor Festival for the whole family, to be held Saturday and Sunday Oct 15 and Oct 16 in historic small town Hogansville, Georgia. The Hogansville Hummingbird Festival is a true small town festival, featuring 200 vendors, food court, live music, kids area, artisan crafts, and more. All proceeds benefit the Hogansville Charitable Trust.

(To find our downtown area on a map, use the address 400 East Main Street, Hogansville, GA.)


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