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32nd Annual Rockport-Fulton HummerBird Celebration

Join us Sept. 17-20, 2020 using the ZOOM video conferencing

Get your 2020 Full HummerBird Celebration Pass!

2020 Full HummerBird Celebration Speaker Program Pass
2020 Full HummerBird Celebration Speaker Program Pass
Sept 17 - Sept 20, 2020
-ZOOM link for all seven speaker programs
- “Early Bird” registration status for the 2021 HummerBird Celebration (5 days early).
-A chance to win a HummerBird Celebration T-Shirt at each session.
-Special email notice before the online auction closes
This pass includes ZOOM links to these events:

Virtual HummerBird Celebration Schedule (all times CST)

After you register, you will immediately receive a confirmation email with your virtual schedule. Your link to join the ZOOM events will be sent Tuesday, September 15. Be sure to check your junk mail or spam folder if you do not see it in your inbox.

If you have any questions about using ZOOM, please contact Itzel Camacho or Evelyn Guidry of the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020

Keynote Presentation - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

“A Pictorial Celebration of Indigenous and Migratory South Texas Birds”

By Cissy Beasley

Enjoy a presentation by native South Texan and nationally recognized photographer and videographer, Cissy Beasley. Her lively presentation is inspirational and enlightening.

Friday, Sept. 18, 2020

Bird Banding Demonstration - 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

“Virtual Banding Demonstration”

By Master Bander Sumita Prasad

Licensed Hummingbird Bander Sumita Prasad will be capturing and banding Hummingbirds throughout the hour. In addition to seeing these feathered jewels up close, you will learn about their unique structure and amazing biology.

Friday, Sept. 18, 2020

Birding Panel Discussion - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

“Local Birders Sharing Locations & Tips”

By Local Birders & Birding Enthusiasts

Enjoy a panel discussion as local birders discuss and share tips on birding experiences and premier

locations for birding in this COVID pandemic.

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020

Bird Banding Demonstration - 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

“Virtual Banding Demonstration”

By Master Banker Sumita Prasad

Licensed Hummingbird bander Sumita Prasad will be capturing and banding Hummingbirds throughout the hour. In addition to seeing these feathered jewels up close, you will learn about their unique structure and amazing biology.

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020

Presentation - 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

“Those Amazing Hummingbirds”

By Brent Ortego, Retired

Recently retired from Texas Parks and Wildlife, Brent primarily worked with conservation of endangered and nongame species. He will present a program of all the amazing things about the ruby-throated hummingbird.

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020

Presentation - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

“Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden”

By Ginger Easton Smith, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent

Enjoy a presentation at the fabulous Coastal Oaks Garden the Master Gardeners have cultivated over the years. Ginger will walk through pointing out the native plants that are great for attracting hummers.

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020

Presentation - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

“Wonderful Warblers of the Gulf Coast”

By Glenn Olsen

Glenn teaches bird identification and nature classes at Rice University’s Continuing Studies Department and at Houston Audubon.

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020

Virtual Tour of birding in South Texas State Parks - Two parts: 8:30 - 9:15 a.m. 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

“Birds of Texas & Tour”

By Ben Hortsmann, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

View a presentation of birds in South Texas State Parks followed by a birding tour in Goose Island State Park to look for birds of the Coastal Bend. Led by birding expert Ben Horstmann.

2020 Full HummerBird Celebration Speaker Program Pass
2020 Full HummerBird Celebration Speaker Program Pass
Sept 17 - Sept 20, 2020
-ZOOM link for all seven speaker programs
- “Early Bird” registration status for the 2021 HummerBird Celebration (5 days early).
-A chance to win a HummerBird Celebration T-Shirt at each session.
-Special email notice before the online auction closes

ADD ON Virtual Events

A Virtual Hummer Home Tour by Diane Loyd FRIDAY
A Virtual Hummer Home Tour by Diane Loyd FRIDAY
Sept 18, 2020 | 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
We just couldn’t imagine not showing you the stars of the show, our Hummingbirds, during this spectacular migration frenzy! Enjoy this special tour with Hummer Home Chairman Diane Loyd as she takes you on a virtual tour of three Hummer Homes.
A Virtual Photography Session by John Martell  FRIDAY
A Virtual Photography Session by John Martell FRIDAY
Sept 18, 2020 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn from expert photographer John Martell on tips and tricks to photograph songbirds and hummingbirds.
A Virtual Hummer Home Tour by Diane Loyd SATURDAY
A Virtual Hummer Home Tour by Diane Loyd SATURDAY
Sept 19, 2020 | 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
We just couldn’t imagine not showing you the stars of the show, our Hummingbirds, during this spectacular migration frenzy! Enjoy this special tour with Hummer Home Chairman Diane Loyd as she takes you on a virtual tour of three Hummer Homes.
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