Welcome to the 2014 HummerBird Celebration Rockport-Fulton, Texas!
September 18 - 21, 2014
Each year during Rockport-Fulton's HummerBird Celebration two licensed hummingbird banding teams busily band the hummingbirds caught in their nets. Each hummer is fitted with a tiny band containing a letter and five numerals to identify it. The hummers then continue on their southbound journey to their wintering grounds in Mexico and Central America.
All bird banding information is carefully recorded by the bander and the data is sent to the North American Bird Banding Laboratory where banding records are maintained.
Whenever a banded bird is recaptured by another bander, the information is sent to the banding lab. The banding lab notifies the original bander of the place and date their bird was recaptured. The bander who recaptured the bird is notified where and when the bird was originally banded.