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 $10 and participants can choose to “adopt a hummingbird” for a fee of $5. “Adopting a hummingbird” will allow participants to handle and be photographed with one of the birds. All profits will be used towards the Welder’s Conservation Education Program. Participants are encouraged to bring a hat, sunscreen, camera and a camp chair. Binoculars and bird guides are available.
Due to limited space reservations must be received by Sept. 10. Send your name, contact information and fee to: Mandy Corso, Welder Wildlife Foundation, P.O. Box 1400, Sinton, Texas 78387.