hummingbird_logoThe 6th Sedona Hummingbird Festival will take place in July of 2017 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center with presentations by invited hummingbird experts in the areas of science, gardening, photography and conservation.

Presentations: 3 days of presentations by hummingbird experts from around the world in the modern, air-conditioned Sedona Performing Arts Center. The Alma de Sedona Inn is located 2.2 miles north of this beautiful venue, making it an ideal location for lodging.

“Birds & Blooms” Hummingbird Garden Tours: Each ticket is valid for two days, permitting a self-guided garden visit at your own schedule one or both days. This allows you to visit the gardens and spend as much time as desired but still see lectures on the opposite day.

Gala Banquet Celebration: A delightful highlight of the 3-day event takes place Saturday evening, with dinner and good times.

Banding (free): See a tiny numbered band attached to a hummingbird’s leg so that its movements can be scientifically followed!

Exhibits (free): The Hummingbird Marketplace (exhibitors and vendors area) is held in the lobby of the Sedona Performing Arts Center, with easy access to shopping opportunities for “everything hummingbird.” As before, no admission fee!

Food Vendor: The Sedona Community Center will be our food vendor providing both a continental breakfast in the early morning and lunch selections each day. They will also have drinks available for sale, so you can enjoy a meal without having to leave the facility.

Birding Trips: Birders will have the opportunity to visit one of three different habitats, Page Springs Fish Hatchery, Sedona Wetlands and Oak Creeek Canyon. Trips are led by the Northern Arizona Audubon Society and Tim Webber, local ornithologist.

A highlight of this year’s festival was that Jim Pryke, Alma de Sedona Innkeeper/Concierge, presented his first ever children’s illustrated book, Herman Hummingbird’s Harrowing Adventure. The book is available on line at Amazon or you can purchase an autographed copy at the Inn.

Check out the website for additional information. If you have always wanted to know ways to attract Hummingbirds to your garden and how to care for them and their feeders, the website has information for you.