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Hummingbird Banding Session - July 28

Jul 28

Hummingbird Banding Session - July 28

10 species of hummingbirds use San Pedro River as a freeway between tropical winter retreats and northern nesting grounds, enjoy a fascinating and close up look at these tiny travelers as staff and volunteers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory capture, band, measure, and release them as part of a long-term study of the bird life of this internationally important migration route, 4 pm, http://SierraVistaAZ.gov

Sierra Vista, AZ

Sedona Hummingbird Festival

Jul 29 - Jul 31

Sedona Hummingbird Festival

[July 29-31] Presentations by hummingbird experts in many interest areas: science, gardening, photography, conservation and regional species studies, and tours, $23-25 for 1-day presentations pass; 3-day presentations pass $60-70; children under 12 free with a paying adult, 800-529-3699 or http://www.sedonahummingbirdfestival.com/

Sedona, AZ

Sedona Performing Arts Center

14th Annual High Country Hummers Event

Jul 30

14th Annual High Country Hummers Event

Sheri Williamson, one of the nation's foremost experts on hummingbirds, will lead a capture and bird-banding event with a group of volunteers, observe researchers up close as they handle, measure and band these flying jewels, observe hummingbird researchers capture and band birds, a program on hummingbird life history, a program on beginning bird-watching and a live wildlife exhibit, free, 8 am – noon, http://www.azgfd.gov/outdoor_recreation/hummingbird.shtml

Springerville, AZ

Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area

Cool Summer Nights: Creatures of the Night

Jul 30

Cool Summer Nights: Creatures of the Night

From bats, to owls to kangaroo rats, meet the creatures that wake up once the sun sets, discover adaptations these animals have evolved for nocturnal living at live animal presentations as well as a special presentation of Creatures of the Night, free with museum admission, 5-10 pm, 520-883-2702 or http://www.desertmuseum.org

Tucson, AZ

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

Guided River Walk - July 30

Jul 30

Guided River Walk - July 30

Learn why the San Pedro River has been named one of the "Last Great Places" by the Nature Conservancy, one of the last free-flowing rivers in the Southwest, walks are about 1.5 to 2 miles over easy terrain, dress for hiking and weather, and bring at least one quart of water per person, free; donations gratefully accepted, 8 am, http://SierraVistaAZ.gov

Sierra Vista, AZ

Scaled Creatures Then and Now

Jul 30

Scaled Creatures Then and Now

The Dinosaur Museum shares it latest dinosaur discovers, and the White Mountain Reptile and Amphibian Rescue brings live reptiles and amphibians, 10 am, 928-358-3069 or http://www.wmnature.org

Pinetop, AZ

The White Mountain Wildlife & Nature Center

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