HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL – August 18, 2018: 8:00am to 11:00am
Come see hummingbirds up close!
The Log Cabin Birders and Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders will band these fascinating flying marvels! Visitors will have an opportunity to adopt each bird. If you adopt a bird, you’ll find out when it’s found somewhere else. Hummingbird banding and migrations will be explained by seasoned hummingbird enthusiasts. BRING THE FAMILY! You’re sure to learn something new about our tiniest feathered friends!
The Log Cabin Birders have announced the following planned activities for this year’s Hummingbird Festival:
• Coloring books and crayons for children
• Demonstrations on how to attract hummingbirds by using various flowers and plants
• Displays of feeders which work best in central Illinois
• Explanations of how to make nectar for the birds
• Presentations of certified experts trapping, banding and tracking hummingbirds
• Chance to observe hummingbirds up close and to learn about their habits and behaviors
• ALL ACTIVITES CONNECTED TO THE HANDLING OF THE HUMMINGBIRDS ARE BASED ON THE WELFARE OF THE BIRDS THEMSELVES. OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR EACH ONE WE TRAP AND TO RELEASE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WITH MINIMAL PHYSICAL CONTACT. THEREFORE, IF THE WEATHER IS TOO HOT OR IF THE BIRDS EXHIBIT SIGNS OF HIGH STRESS, ALL TRAPPING ACTIVITIES WILL BE STOPPED. INFORMATIONAL ACTIVITIES WILL CONTINUE AS PLANNED.