JOIN IN ON A BANDING DEMO
Watch and help the pros band hummingbirds.
Hummingbird Monitoring Network, Patagonia, Arizona A nonprofit organization whose mission is to conserve hummingbird diversity offers a banders’ training workshop. This year’s is Sept. 1-9. hummonnet.org
Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory, Bisbee, Arizona Located on a major migratory route, the observatory invites the public to watch as they capture, weigh, measure and release hummingbirds. sabo.org
Davis Mountains Preserve, Fort Davis, Texas One of several West Texas Avian Research banding sites, biologists here have banded 19,000 hummingbirds to track migratory patterns and hummingbird diversity. See how they do it during the Hummingbird Celebration Aug. 23-26. nature.org