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      Illinois Audubon Society Hummingbird Festival at Hummingbird Haven in Smithfield

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      August 15, 2010

      Sunday   2:00 PM

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      Illinois Audubon Society Hummingbird Festival at Hummingbird Haven

      The Illinois Audubon Hummingbird Festival at Lois White’s Hummingbird Haven will provide an opportunity to see these unique birds up close during the capture and banding of these
      fascinating creatures. The festival is a family event without an admission charge and visitors may stay as long as they wish. Volunteers will help operate the traps, record data and assist in
      releasing the birds throughout the day. Vernon Kleen, Master Permit Bander and member of the Illinois Audubon Society Board of Directors, will be capturing and banding the birds. The purpose of banding is to determine how far into Mexico or Central America the birds go for the winter, where they stop during their travels, how long they live, and whether they come back to the same sites year after year. Kleen reports that birds banded in Illinois have already been found in Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Texas. The Illinois Audubon Society, sponsor of the Festival, will have a wealth of information available relating to the life and habits of these tiny birds. Participants may also “adopt” a bird by making a $5 donation to the Illinois Audubon Society’s land acquisition fund. This fund is earmarked for the protection of Illinois wildlife habitat. Donors will receive an attractive, signed certificate, be given the privilege of releasing their adopted bird, and will be notified if their bird is ever recaptured.

      Hummingbird Haven is located on the blacktop about 4 miles south of Smithfield and 5 miles north of Ipava. Established in 1897, the Illinois Audubon Society is an independent non-profit organization. Not affiliated with national Audubon, Illinois Audubon is supported entirely by its statewide membership. The mission of the Illinois Audubon Society is to promote the perpetuation and
      appreciation of native plants and animals and the habitats that support them.

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