Here’s a nice program coming up that is being sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia:

Hummingbirds of the Mid-Atlantic Region
Audubon Afternoon
Sunday, January 13, 2013,  3-5:00 PM
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190

Members and friends-please join us for our quarterly ASNV meeting and this fascinating presentation by Bruce Peterjohn, Chief of the Bird Banding Laboratory for the US Geological Survey, a position he has held since 2008. According to Bruce, “The autumn of 2012 is proving to be a record year for western hummingbirds across the eastern US.” He should know; he has been banding hummingbirds in the mid-Atlantic region since 2006, and prior to that, assisting the previous hummingbird bander starting in 2000.

Bruce will share with us his vast knowledge of western hummingbirds, the intricacies of capturing and banding these miniature creatures, migration trends as he has observed them through his years of banding and some thoughts for the future of winter hummingbirds in the mid-Atlantic. This promises to be an interesting and educational afternoon.

Coffee and goodies will be served before the meeting.   There might even be some surprise door prizes! Bring your friends and neighbors!

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