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August 23-26, 2018
Registration begins mid-May – Coming Soon!
- 2018 DMHC Friday Evening Banquet & Keynote Address
Winter Hummingbirds in Texas by Fred Bassett
Fred Bassett, a certified master bird bander is also President of Hummingbird Research, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of hummingbirds. Fred is a retired Air Force pilot who has worked with birds and hummingbirds for the last twenty-five years. During winter, for the past twenty years, Fred has been documenting western hummingbirds wintering in Alabama and Florida, capturing more than 3,500 hummingbirds of eleven different species. He travels each summer to study hummingbirds in western states and has done hummingbird research in Alaska and Canada. He has banded more than 30,000 hummingbirds at more than 1,100 locations from Miami Florida to Haines, Alaska. Results of Fred’s research have been presented in several national publications.