Three fun summer festivals in Arizona

5/25/2016 | 0

A Magnificent Hummingbird, perched, at Finca El Pilar in Guatemala.

Festival highlight: Magnificent Hummingbird at Finca El Pilar in Guatemala by Tom Mast.

Thinking you’d like to take in a little spectacular scenery while you watch hummingbirds this summer? Then we have three fun Arizona festivals for you! Now’s the time to put them on your calendar.

Sedona Hummingbird Festival
Festival-goers can choose from three days of presentations and banding demonstrations, garden tours, and guided trips to Page Springs Fish Hatchery and Oak Creek Canyon, centerpiece of beautiful Red Rock Country. July 29-31.

High Country Hummers Festival
During this festival, Sheri Williamson will capture, measure, and band hummingbirds at Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area, near the New Mexico border, from 8 a.m. until noon. Williamson is an ornithologist, a conservationist, the author of A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America in the Peterson Field Guide series, and one of our good friends. July 30.

Southwest Wings Festival
Sierra Vista will be the starting point for trips to the San Pedro River, Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, and other Arizona hotspots. Biking for Birds birder Dorian Anderson will give the festival keynote. In 2014, he biked 17,830 miles, walked about 490 miles, and kayaked eight miles in 28 states while recording 617 bird species for conservation. August 3-6.

Pedaling birder visits 28 states and finds 617, maybe 618, species.

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