12th Annual Hummer/Bird Celebration for the Birds - & Birdwatchers Held In Rockport, Texas.
ROCKPORT, Texas Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. The population was 7,385 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Aransas CountyGR6. The town is named for the rock ledge underlying its shore. , Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ --
The following was released today be the Rockport-Fulton Area Chamber of Commerce:
Celebrate the ruby-throated hummingbirds and all fall migrants at the 12th Annual HUMMER/BIRD CELEBRATION! in Rockport-Fulton Sept. 14-17. Many opportunities exist to see and learn more about these delightful airborne creatures during bird banding, bus/boat and nature tours, lectures, workshops, and of course, Hummer Home tours. Information/Registration packets are available by calling 1-800-826-0071, or sending an email to email@example.com.
This annual event began as a celebration of the huge numbers of ruby-throated hummingbirds that migrate through the Rockport area each fall. This spectacular natural phenomenon was first reported by Texas' most famous birdwatcher bird watcher or bird·watch·er also bird-watch·er
A person who observes and identifies birds in their natural surroundings.
bird watching n. , Connie Hagar. Like many of her observations, this one was met with skepticism. The sheer numbers of hummingbirds she reported -- as many as 3,000 per square mile -- were hard to ignore and the ornithology ornithology
Branch of zoology dealing with the study of birds. Early writings on birds were largely anecdotal (including folklore) or practical (e.g., treatises on falconry and game-bird management). experts began to investigate. Again, as with her other observations, Mrs. Hagar was found to be reporting fact. Although the numbers were hard to believe, they were real and birdwatchers This is a list of the world's greatest birdwatchers, based on the number of species of birds seen. Depending on the taxonomic viewpoint, there are about 8,800–10,200 living bird species. began to come to Rockport to see for themselves. The hummingbirds and the birdwatchers still meet here each fall.
Last year, 5,000 people attended the event. Many were interested solely in seeing the tiny gem we celebrate. One way they do this is to visit the more than 20 area Hummer Homes. In fact, a large segment of the area population feeds and celebrates hummingbirds all year.
The ruby-throated hummingbird is overwhelmingly predominate, but we do see numbers of black-chinned, rufous ru·fous
Strong yellowish pink to moderate orange; reddish.
red. , and buff-bellied hummingbirds, and have had reports of others. Attendees can find hummingbirds almost anywhere they look. Although much habitat has been lost to development all along the Texas Coast, the Rockport area is fortunate to still have good stands of live oak and other trees and plants necessary to the diet of the hummingbirds.
The event features 80 vendors of bird and nature-related merchandise. Also included is static display of the Last Chance Forever Rehabilitation Group, native plant sales, a hummingbird fact garden and more!
For more information, please call, 800-826-6441, or write Hummer/Bird Celebration!, 404 Broadway, Rockport, Texas 78382.