Hummingbird Festival

New River Hummingbird Festival

August 23, 2014, 8 a.m. - Noon
Lively Family Amphitheater
Oak Hill, WV


Join internationally known hummingbird expert Dr. Bill Hilton Jr. for a morning of up-close, hands-on experience with Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. Hilton will capture, band, and release hummingbirds while explaining the secrets of their feeding, nesting, and migration behavior; he will talk about results of his ten years of work with ruby-throats in Central America and there will be plenty of time for questions and answers about hummers, including how to design a "Hummingbird Habitat" to attract these tiny birds to your back yard or school grounds.

Hummingbird feeders and Operation RubyThroat t-shirts will be available for purchase (donation) at the event while supplies last.

Lively Family Amphitheater is located at the corner of Kelly Avenue and Main Street in Oak Hill, WV 25901, map coordinates 37.972707, -81.148264

New River Hummingbird Festival is an outreach program of the New River Birding & Nature Center.
Programming provided by the 501-C3 Fayette County Education Fund - to secure the future of Fayette County by providing relevant Leadership and Environmental Training to the community, with an emphasis on youth education, and New River Birding & Nature Center - Sharing the secrets of science and nature in the New River watershed with West Virginians and their friends.

*Dr. Bill Hilton Jr.: master bander, hummingbird expert, Consulting Director of New River Birding & Nature Center, one of Discover magazines “50 Best Brains in Science”
*Dave Pollard: local bird guide and coordinator/facilitator of New River Birding & Nature and Fayette County Education Fund
*Rachel Davis: local nature guide and coordinator of New River Birding & Nature and Fayette County Education Fund
*Terri Johnson: Honeysuckle Hill Gardens Nursery, Greenhouse & Gift Shop in Oak Hill

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New River Hummingbird Festival poster


Visit the Outdoor Classroom Wetlands Boardwalk, and Woodland Trail of the New River Birding & Nature Center at Wolf Creek Park (Fayette County, WV, just off U.S. Interstate 19, between Oak Hill and Fayetteville); born in 2010 of the internationally acclaimed annual New River Birding & Nature Festival.


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