Hummingbird Festival

JULY 19th and 20th, 2014

The Hummingbird Festival is a unique opportunity to catch these beautiful birds in action at the height of the season.   The Festival will include guest speakers and live entertainment.  Full schedule of events coming soon!

Many species of migrating hummingbirds are expected to attend this year’s event.
The very best time for viewing hummingbird activities is very early in the morning prior to the heat of the day. Throughout the day hummingbirds will still be quite active and this is a good time to practice your newly learned hummingbird identification skills. If we are lucky and a rain storm moves through-or even near, hummingbirds, also known as the rain bird, will pick up in activity before and after the rain event. Early evening the hummingbirds will mass together mobbing the feeders again as they tank up for their overnight rest, to resume again early the following morning.
 
Many species of birds and mammals are abundant in the valley. The resent digs at the lake site at the west end of the lake are open to the public and the disturbed dirt will give your imagination an idea of life here along with the over look above the lake which has an informative short walk through an old village site. Come and enjoy your Gila Wilderness and the creatures that still to this day call this place home.

 

  2014 PROGRAM - free and open to the public

Saturday, July 19th
Hummingbird Banding from sunup to 10:00ish am*
9am-noon On-going Kids Program with Joan Day-Martin & Janice Ward
11:00 am Bill Talbot invites you into "The Lives of Hummingbirds"
2:00 pm Raymond Van Birsk will unlock the mystery of "Hummingbird Identification"
4pm live music with a cappella group “Gleemaiden ”

Sunday, July 2oth
Hummingbird Banding from sunup to 10:00ish am*
9am-noon On-going Kids Program with Joan Day-Martin & Janice Ward
10:00 am Marilyn Markel presents “Birds and the Mimbres People”
11:00 am Raymond Van Birsk will ease your frustrations with his program
on "Hummingbird Identification"
2:00 pm Bill Talbot will captivate your imagination with "The Lives of Hummingbirds"

*A rare opportunity to see these little birds up-close and hear their hearts beat!
Hummingbird banding is weather permitting, safety of the birds is our first responsibility.

 
 

 

 

1122 Hwy 35 - Silver City- NM - 88061 - 575.536.9649