Final hummingbird banding session of the season

A young female Black-chinned Hummingbird shows off her new band before taking off.

A young female Black-chinned Hummingbird shows off her new band before taking off.

Tomorrow (Saturday, October 3) at the San Pedro House will be our final hummingbird banding session for 2015 and the end of SABO’s 20th season of monitoring hummingbirds on the San Pedro River.

The celebration will start at 3 p.m. with a short presentation by SABO Director Tom Wood on what we’ve learned so far, followed by banding from 3:30 to 5:30 and recognition of our volunteers (with cake!) from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

No reservations are required and there is no fee to attend, but donations to help SABO continue the project are gratefully accepted. The San Pedro House is on the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, approximately 7 miles east of Sierra Vista on S.R. 90. The entrance is on the south side of the highway and the west side of the river.