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Summer Hummingbird Days

June 3 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Free with Admission

Join us at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for Rufous Hummingbird banding demonstrations and presentations with biologists from US. Fish & Wildlife, Alaska Hummingbird Project, and AWCC’s naturalists.


Rufous Hummingbird Banding Demonstrations throughout the day. (All Demonstrations are weather and hummingbird dependent.)

Hummingbird 101: Learn about what makes up a natural hummingbird diet, the best practices for setting feeders at home, and how they use their flashy color to communicate.

Hummingbirds & Climate Change: Researchers are focused on understanding what impacts a changing climate may have on species like the Rufous Hummingbird. Learn about current impacts to hummingbirds and how banding research will provide baseline knowledge for future research and conservation of rufous hummingbirds.

Hummingbirds and Other Pollinators: Did you know hummingbirds are pollinators? Learn about the important role hummingbirds and other pollinators play in pollinating Alaska’s plants.

Hummingbird Migration: Learn about the perils of migration and what factors likely have led to an apparent population decline of over 60% in the past 50 years. This is just one species contributing to the loss of 3 billion birds in North America. Learn what steps you can take to support hummingbirds in the future.


Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Mile 79 Seward Highway
Portage, AK 99587 United States
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
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Due to poor weather and road conditions, AWCC will be closed effective immediately. Updated: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 9:05AM.