9 August 2023
Have you ever seen numerous ruby-throated hummingbirds at your feeders these days? Their fall migration is already underway so this month is the right time to see them up shut at Powdermill.
Powdermill Nature Reserve, operated by the Carnegie Museum of Pure Historical past, has one of many longest continually-running chook banding stations within the U.S. All year long they see species abundance ebb and movement based mostly on climate and migration timing.
Ruby-throated hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) begin their fall migration sooner than many different species in order that they’re extra ample than ordinary now. Come to Westmoreland County for a household pleasant hummingbird occasion on:
Find out about hummingbirds, the vegetation that entice them, and how one can care in your feeders so the birds keep wholesome. There may even tips about taking nice chook images. And if the climate is nice and the birds cooperate we(*) will get to see hummingbirds up shut like this one within the bander’s hand. This chook was banded by Bob Mulvihill in Marcy Cunkelman’s backyard in July 2015.
(*) I say “we” as a result of I’ll be there, too, to show you about hummingbirds. I’m wanting ahead to it!
This occasion is free however do register right here upfront so Powdermill is aware of to count on you. Because the registration web page says:
Occasions replenish quick! Registration is really helpful to ensure your spot and assist us plan timing, seating, and/or path routes. If there are spots out there on the time of this system, non-registered people can be part of on a first-come, first-served foundation.
Click on right here for extra info. Hope to see you there.
(hummingbird images by Steve Gosser and Kate St. John, Powdermill picture embedded from carnegie.org)