Mark your calendar for the Summer Hummers hummingbirds event at AWCC! If you love hummingbirds and enjoy learning about these fascinating little aerial acrobats, then be sure to visit the AWCC on Saturday, May 15th. The Summer Hummers event is an all-day hummingbird celebration in partnership with the AWCC, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Alaska, and The Alaska Hummingbird Project, Inc.
This fun-filled day will run from 11AM to 4PM and is free with admission. We’ll have banding demonstrations, educational chats, and more! So come on down and help us spot these tiny iridescent hummers here at AWCC:
- Check out a Banding Demo at 10:30AM and 11:30AM
- Join an Expert Talk at 1:30PM, 2:30PM, and 3:30PM
- Watch hummingbirds feed
- Explore Hands-on Science Activities (perfect for all ages!)
Fun Fact: Did you know that the AWCC lies on the Pacific flyway? In April and May, we will see hundreds of thousands of birds migrating north to their breeding grounds in the Arctic. Sandhill cranes, Arctic terns, trumpeter swans, Canada geese, Rufous hummingbirds, greater white-fronted geese, northern shovelers, gadwalls, northern pintails, cinnamon teals, American wigeon, mallards, and various other species utilize the rich vegetation that grows on the grounds of AWCC. With over 100,000 shorebirds of 25 different species migrating through, AWCC is a popular migratory stopover for many species.