Hummingbird Festival flies into Sedona July 28-30 – Arizona News


The sixth annual Sedona Hummingbird Festival will fascinate attendees with three enlightening days of presentations by renowned hummingbird experts, self-guided garden tours, exhibits, birding trips, and more.  Photo by Ross Hawkins; courtesy of Sedona Hummingbird Festival

Sedona residents and visitors alike will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the enchanting and beguiling world of hummingbirds during the Sedona Hummingbird Festival, July 28-30. 

Presented by the International Hummingbird Society and held at the Sedona Performing Arts Center and various spots around Sedona, the sixth annual Sedona Hummingbird Festival will fascinate attendees with three enlightening days of presentations by renowned hummingbird experts, self-guided garden tours, exhibits, birding trips, and more. 

The festival is scheduled to correspond with the large influx of hummingbirds that flutter through Sedona on their way to southern Mexico, where they spend the winter months. 

During this time, Sedona’s hummingbird population swells exponentially, with up to seven different species present as opposed to the two species that typically inhabit the area. 

In the months leading up to this migratory event, the residents and businesses of Sedona are encouraged to plant “hummer-friendly” flowers or place feeders on their properties.  The result has been an increasingly higher number of hummingbirds visiting Sedona year after year. 

Based upon nectar consumption, some residents have estimated…

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