Hummingbird lecture at Coastal Branch Library Feb. 6
On February 6, Fred Bassett will present “Alabama and Florida Hummingbirds – A lot more than you might think.” The program will discuss ruby-throated hummingbirds in depth and introduce several western hummingbird species wintering in the Southeast and show how they are banded. Fred Bassett is a certified master bird bander who is president of Hummingbird Research, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of hummingbirds. He is a retired Air Force officer who has worked with birds for over 20 years. Fred bands all types of birds each April and October at the Fort Morgan banding station on the Gulf Coast and travels each summer to study hummingbirds in western states. During the winter he documents western hummingbirds wintering in south Alabama and Florida, and in the last fifteen winters he has captured more than 2,000 hummingbirds of ten different species in the area. Results of his research have been published in several national publications.
Walton County Library Prime Time programs are offered at the Coastal Branch Library Wednesday mornings beginning at 10 a.m. 437 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, FL. located behind the South Walton courthouse annex. Limited seating for the first 100 at the door. Please register early to reserve your seat. For more information, call (850)-267-2809 or go to their calendar at www.youseemore.com/walton