Join us for a presentation by Master Hummingbird Bander Ned Batchelder. Ned and his wife Gigi have been conducting hummingbird research from Dayton to Buffalo, Wyoming this past summer. Their migration/breeding research each season assists in determining and updating the range maps for the western U.S. hummingbird species including a focus on local population densities and longevity. Ned will discuss their findings from the 2021 season around the Bighorns including:
- Identification of each species (male and female, and immature ) noting plumage and size characteristics.
- Densities of breeding hummer species (noting gravid/nesting females) migrating hummer species.
- Numbers of hummers banded at each selected location from Dayton to Buffalo including recapture data.
- Hummingbird feeder styles and maintenance.
- Hummingbird diet.
- Banding protocol.
Tickets to the event are $15 per person and include a hummingbird-themed cocktail and sweet treats from the Brinton Bistro!
A cash bar will also be available.
Thank you to our event sponsor!
Ned Batchelder is a federally and state permitted master hummingbird bander conducting research in the eastern foothills of the Bighorns this season and has been a volunteer for US Fish and Wildlife (USGS) for 21 years. He and his wife, Gigi, have banding experience in 10 western states and have safely captured, banded, and released over 50,000 individual hummingbirds since 2001.