Hummingbirds are amazing! In Indiana, the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are our only breeding species, but not much is known about them.
The Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, owned and operated by the Indiana Audubon Society (near Connersville), is trying to find out more about these jewels of the sky. For instance, we know when the first birds in spring arrive at our feeders, but how long do the first birds stay – and are they in migration or local birds who breed here? When do the first breeding females arrive and when do they start showing signs of egg production? How many broods do our Central Indiana Ruby-throated Hummingbirds raise?
Through their banding research, Carl and Amy Wilms – Resident Managers at the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary – hope to answer some of these questions.
In a fun and informative program on Wednesday, November 14, Carl and Amy will share insights into the banding process and the results of what they’ve learned thus far.NOTE SPECIAL TIME AND LOCATION: This November program meeting will be held at the Ball State Alumni Center, located at 2800 W. Bethel Ave. in Muncie. Amy and Carl’s program will begin at 7 p.m.