Who hasn't been awestruck by a hummingbird's nimble dance between flowers in the garden? One can't help but wonder where Mother Nature studied engineering in order to develop these flying marvels. If you haven't had the pleasure of regularly observing hummingbirds, mark your calendar for the Hummer / Bird Celebration that takes place every September.
Hosted by the Texas towns of Rockport and Fulton, the Hummer/Bird Celebration not only offers plentiful viewing of Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds, but possible sightings of the less common Rufous, Black-chinned, Buff-bellied, and Allen's Hummingbirds are likely. Visits to the festival Hummer Homes are available by bus or self-guided tours. You will learn valuable identification tips and watch professionals demonstrate hummingbird banding.
In addition to seeing hummingbirds, the location of this event offers exciting birding and nature viewing. Field trips will take you to areas with plentiful coastal birding and raptor viewing. Visit a local ranch and see a variety of species from a hayride through diverse habitats. Butterfly enthusiasts will delight in the Butterfly Lady at the Flutterby Butterfly Exhibit and guided butterfly walks.
Save some time and energy to visit the Hummer/Bird vendor exhibits for nature-related products. Eagle Optics will be there for customers to experience a hands-on look at the many great optics we carry. Be sure to stop by and try out that new binocular, spotting scope, or tripod you've had your eye on.