Alabama Hummingbirds: More Than You Think

The Tennessee Valley Audubon Society will host Mr. Fred Bassett, certified master bird bander with over 20 years experience. Fred worked for many years alongside Alabama's beloved Bob Sargent at the Fort Morgan bird banding station on the Gulf Coast. Fred travels each summer to study hummingbirds in western states and has done research in Alaska and Canada. He has banded more than 35,000 hummingbirds in more than 1,000 locations from Miami, Florida to Haines, Alaska. During the winter he documents western hummingbirds wintering in south Alabama and Florida, and the last fifteen winters he has captured more than 2,000 hummingbirds of ten different species in that area.

He will give a talk titled: "Alabama Hummingbirds: More Than You Think," at our next monthly program on the first Thursday of October, 6:30pm at the Huntsville Botanical Garden in the Anderson Education Center.

This talk is probably suitable for children over the age of 12.