The Welder Wildlife Foundation will host a hummingbird banding demonstration on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 2 to 5 p.m. The demonstration will be led by Dr. Brent Ortego, wildlife diversity biologist, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Dr. Ortego has done extensive research in the banding of hummingbirds and is providing this opportunity for the public to observe a variety of hummingbird species up close, discuss the purpose and technique of bird banding and have the rare opportunity to handle a hummingbird.
Registration is $15. Participants will be able to handle and be photographed with one of the birds, and refreshments will be provided. All profits will be used towards the Welder’s Conservation Education Program. Attendees are advised to bring a hat, sunscreen, camera and a camp chair. Binoculars and bird guides are available, but feel free to bring your own.
Due to limited space, please RSVP by Friday, Sept. 9, by sending your name, contact information and fee to: Liz Bates, Welder Wildlife Foundation, P.O. Box 1400, Sinton, Texas, 78387. Checks can be made out to Welder Wildlife Foundation; cash is also accepted.