Opening Reception

Friday, January 13 - 5:00-6:30pm
For Bird Festival Registrants

Enjoy wine and cheese and meet fellow birders in the Bird Festival Bazaar area. Browse through the vendor booths featuring binoculars and scopes, books and CDs, garden art, watercolors and nature photography, wood carvings, jewelry, clothing and more!

Sheri Williamson

Saturday, January 14, 7:00-8:30pm

Hummingbirds: Small Wonders

Tiny they may be, but hummingbirds know how to live large. Dazzling colors, "singing" feathers, huge brains, voracious appetites, pugnacious personalities, continent-spanning migrations, and sometimes scandalous sex lives are just a few of the qualities that have earned these miniature marvels a devoted following far beyond the birding community.

Tom Wood

Sunday, January 15,  7:00-8:30pm

The Hummer with a Silver Bracelet -- Examining 25 Years of Hummingbird Banding

This program recounts more than two decades of studying hummingbirds in southeastern Arizona in one of the longest-running banding projects of its type. We'll see the evolution of banding techniques, see what has been learned during the project, what questions remain and discuss the future of banding. Along the way we will travel to Colombia and Ecuador to help with banding projects in the tropics.