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In 2006, informative and entertaining hummingbird banding presentations are scheduled for
High Point NC & Kentucky/Tennessee
(see below).

If your group would like to host "Hummingbird Mornings" anywhere in the U.S. or Canada in 2006 or later, see below and contact Bill Hilton Jr.

Bill Hilton Jr., executive director of Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History, is one of only about 150 active scientists in the world authorized to capture and band Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris). Each summer, his famous Hummingbird Mornings presentations delight thousands of hummingbird enthusiasts around the country.

Find out how to attract these amazing feathered dynamos to your yard and then get up close and personal with hummers as Bill captures and bands them. You don't want to miss this chance to learn from a nationally known expert and exceptionally entertaining and informative lecturer. Satisfaction guaranteed!

In the elegant words of one audience member who saw Bill's 2003 presentation in Virginia, "I cannot remember the last time I so thoroughly enjoyed a seminar as yours today in Fredericksburg."

Hummingbird Mornings weekends may include banding demonstrations, slide lectures, teacher workshops, student programs, activities for senior citizens, or any combination thereof--including training in the exciting new GLOBE/Operation RubyThroat hummingbird observation protocols. Admission fees vary with the site and door prizes may be awarded. All proceeds go to support the work of Hilton Pond Center and other non-profit organizations hosting the events.

Click on the dates below for details
Land Between The Lakes, KY/TN
Wild Birds Unlimited,
High Point NC

We still have open weekends in August and early September 2006.
(We're also now booking for 2007, and beyond.)

Saturday and/or Sunday
8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. each day
(Friday night and/or Saturday night slide presentations
are also possible)

-- Hosted By Your Organization --
Anywhere in USA or Canada

Contact Bill Hilton Jr. for an opportunity to host Hummingbird Mornings and generate great publicity & revenue for your own organization.

If you can't attend a "Hummingbird Morning" program, Operation RubyThroat T-shirts are available by mail for $15 (plus $5 shipping); proceeds support hummingbird research & education.

August 4-6, 2006
Friday Evening Lecture:
7-9 pm at Kenlake State Park Resort
Saturday Hummingbird Banding Sessions:
9 am-4:30 pm at Woodlands Nature Station
Sunday Hummingbird Banding Sessions:
9 am-3 pm at Woodlands Nature Station

-- Land Between The Lakes "HummingbirdFest"--
Woodlands Nature Station
100 Van Morgan Drive
Golden Pond KY
Phone: 270-924-2020

Map and overview at http://www.lbl.org

Hummingbird games and crafts for kids; information booth on hummingbird gardening, feeder care, and hummingbird biology; shade grown coffee tastings, interactive displays; hummingbird photography booth; interpretive programs on native Kentucky wildife; and more!

Admission Fee: $3 children/$5 adults for one day; $4 children/$6 adults for both days; $3 for seminar only; $6 package for the entire weekend.

Operation RubyThroat T-shirts will be available for $15; proceeds support hummingbird research & education.

On Friday (8:30 am-2:30 pm), a special GLOBE/Operation RubyThroat training workshop will be offered for adults--such as birders, gardeners, and especially K-12 teachers--interested in learning how to collect and report observations about Ruby-throated Hummingbird behavior. The workshop will include information on developing a Schoolyard or Backyard Hummingbird Habitat. A $10 fee includes materials, lunch, and Friday admission to the nature station; advance registration is required by contacting Cindy Earls via E-mail or phone (270-924-2020).

From Nashville:
Take I-24 N to Cadiz KY exit; go west on US68/KY80 for 10 miles to Land Between the Lakes; turn off onto road called the Trace and go north; Woodlands Nature Station is 12 miles.
From St. Louis MO and Paducah KY: Take I-24 S to Grand Rivers KY exit; go south about 18 miles to turn off to Woodlands Nature Station on left.

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August 19, 2006
8 & 10:30 a.m.
Hummingbird banding demonstrations are at Gibson Park in High Point NC
(directions below)

-- Wild Birds Unlimited of High Point --
1589 Skeet Club Road, Suite 134
High Point NC
Phone: 336-841-2572
Liz & Tom Schmid, Owners

Free admission to programs; however, because of limited seating advance registration is REQUIRED by picking up ticket(s) at the store; attendees are invited to use a special discount coupon by shopping before or after the program(s).

Hummingbird feeders and other items available for sale at both presentations.

Operation RubyThroat T-shirts will be available for $15; proceeds support hummingbird research & education.

From points south:
Take I-85 North to Business-85 toward High Point/Winston-Salem/Lexington
Take the US-311 North exit toward Winston-Salem
Go 4.6 mi and take exit #23/NC-68 toward I-40
Turn Right on Eastchester Drive toward I-40
Go 2.2 mi and bear right on West Wendover Avenue
Go 1.2 mi and turn right into Gibson Park

From points west:
Take I-40 East
Take exit #210 off I-40 toward Piedmont Triad Intl. Airport/High Point
Turn Right on NC-68 South (NC-68 South becomes Eastchester Drive)
Go 3.0 mi and turn left on West Wendover Avenue
Go 1.2 mi and turn right into Gibson Park

From points east:
Take I-40 West
Take exit #214/Wendover Avenue
Turn Left on West Wendover Avenue
Go 3.8 mi to traffic light at Tarrant Road
Just past traffic light turn left into Gibson Park

From I-40, take exit #210 (NC-68) and head South on NC68
Go 3.0 mi. and turn right onto Skeet Club Road
Turn right into Oak Hollow Square Shopping Center.
Wild Birds Unlimited is located between Stein Mart and Harris Teeter.

Gibson Park is owned by Guilford County and managed by the Town of Jamestown. The 95-acre park pays homage to rifle makers who lived and worked in the Jamestown area during the mid-19th century. Rifle making was a chief industry, and it is thought that as many as 75 individuals manufactured the handcrafted muzzle-loaded rifles that came to be commonly known as the Jamestown longrifle. The park's historic Deep River Cabin (circa 1800) and hand-dug well remind visitors of the modest dwellings that dotted much of the Deep River Valley prior to the Civil War.

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