Hummingbirds, Summer Jewels
Scott Rashid, Executive Director of the Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute here in Estes Park, will speak about the hummingbirds that visit our area during the spring and summer. You will learn about the four types of hummers that migrate to Colorado, such as the Rufous that migrates 3,900 miles from Alaska to Mexico every year. Hummingbirds feed on nectar during the day, flapping their wings constantly, hearts beating about 1200 beats per minute. By night, they enter a state of torpor, in which their heart rate drops to 50 beats. Come hear their amazing story.