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Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 12:58 am

Bird spectacle

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Want to hang out with a huge spectacle of a tiny bird that fascinates so many? Join in the Hummingbird Festival where Illinois Audubon Society members will teach you how to welcome these creatures into your backyard. You can also gaze upon the Sangamon River Audubon Society members’ hummingbird feeders and observe the inspection and banding of birds that soon will migrate to Central and South America for winter. Collected data at this event helps the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service monitor the migratory hummingbird population.

Hummingbird Festival
Saturday, August 7, 9am-12pm
Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site
Petersburg
632-4000
Free

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