A celebration of the ruby-throated hummingbird sponsored by Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter, a birding festival offering opportunities such as: learning about the amazing little birds, attracting them, keeping them happy and much more.
A licensed hummingbird bander will catch and band birds, allowing you to see them up close and learn about hummingbird research. There will also be a garden tour, speakers, book signing sessions, children's activities, and a Hummingbird Mall – all FREE!
Bring a blanket or lawn chair for a relaxing time in or near the garden enjoying the antics of these tiny flying jewels. The ruby-throated hummingbird can be seen in large numbers in August as they stop in Henderson at feeders and nectar producing plants on their southward journey to Mexico and Central America, where they spend the winter.
With the close views that our garden and feeder setups provide, you’re sure to capture great images. The Henderson Hummingbird Hurrah allows veteran and beginning birdwatchers spectacular opportunities. Go beyond the backyard and celebrate hummingbirds with us!
Our mission is to produce a festival that promotes understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the ruby-throated hummingbird by people of all ages through education, conservation, and research. Donations are always appreciated and gladly accepted to support our efforts to further develop the garden, feed the birds, and cover production costs.