Hummingbirds to be celebrated in Texas this September

August 19, 2013 by  

Texas will pay homage to the hummingbirds with the annual HummerBird Celebration. Thousands of people attend this event in the Rockport-Fulton area from across the state, including residents and visitors from the Houston areas.

The event celebrates the fall migration following the ruby-throated hummingbird passing through the region. This sighting was originally documented in 1938 by Connie Hagar in expanding bird knowledge. The event today is not only educational; it is also fun, with activities for the enjoyment of everyone – particularly those who love nature.

The celebration is based on gaining knowledge and appreciation of the birds – not a typical festival – with a variety of activities. There will be field trips, boat excursions, and educational workshops.

The guest line-up is promised to be impressive. Hosting events in two locations, the Auditorium and Middle School, speakers consist of experts in bird photography, master banders, journalists, media representatives, bird entertainers, biologists, teachers, park rangers, and national wildlife professionals.

Vendor booths offering food and items will be present at the celebration. Banner printing provided by local print companies is a frequent request. Banners are typically placed in the vendor booths to depict the name of the company and the product offered. Applications for vendor booths can be found on the event website.

Sponsorships are also available for the HummerBird Celebration, which is scheduled for September 12-15. Tickets for workshops and trips can be purchased at the event headquarters located in the auditorium. Complete information is available on the event website. The contact number for more details is 361-729-6445.