The Arizona Game and Fish Department is again offering a unique opportunity for people to learn more about Arizona’s colorful forest hummingbirds at the 10th annual High Country Hummers Festival. On Saturday, July 26, Sheri Williamson, one of the nation’s foremost experts on hummingbirds, will lead a capture and bird-banding event with the invaluable assistance of a dedicated group of volunteers that is free and open to the public. Participants will be able to observe researchers up close as they handle, measure and band these flying jewels.
The festival takes place at the department’s Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area located near Eagar in eastern Arizona. From Eagar, take Hwy. 191 toward Alpine. After approximately two miles, turn right at the signed turnoff at the top of the first hill. Follow the dirt road for 5 miles.