The Hummerbird Celebration
September 14-17, 2017
Founded in the late 1980s by local part-time resident Betty Baker and Wildlife expert Jesse Grantham and others. Their idea was to create this event as a means of celebrating the spectacular fall migration of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds as they pass through the Rockport-Fulton area on their way south to their winter homes in Mexico and beyond.
This magnificent occurrence was first documented by the famous Texas birdwatcher Connie Hagar of Rockport. In 1957, Dr. Harry C. Oberholser, the senior wildlife research biologist in the U. S. Department of the Interior and author of The Bird Life of Texas, wrote Mrs. Hagar regarding her reports of the hummingbird migration through Rockport and called it “one of the most remarkable and unexpected movements in Texas, or anywhere else, for that matter.”
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