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Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 08:41 pm

Bird in hand


Now is your chance to see a hummingbird in hand as Illinois Audubon Society board member and master permit bander Vernon Kleen, along with Mary Hedrick of the Sangamon Audubon Chapter, captures and bans birds to track their migration. You can help operate a trap, record data and help Vernon release a bird back into the wild. Information, adoptions and banding takes place throughout the day. The incredible hummingbird is not a fantastic make-believe creature, but a real flight of fancy in color, size and grace. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Don’t miss your opportunity to behold these itsy-bitsy, fast-moving birds.

Illinois Audubon Hummingbird Festival
Saturday, Aug 6, 9am-12pm
Lincoln’s New Salem
State Historic Site
15588 History Lane, Petersburg