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Annual Hummingbird Banding

August 26, 2023 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

View hummingbird banding up close by Julia Elliott- Hummingbird Whisperer! Learn about the characteristics of hummingbirds, migratory patterns, and how to take care of your feeders. Scavenger hunts, crafts, and more are included.

Experience the wonder of birds of prey with “Fiona the Owl” of Hawk Talk in the Carriage House. (donations encouraged for the birds of prey rehab).

A bit on Julia Elliott – “Hummingbird Whisperer”

Bird Watcher Supply Company

Elliott received her federal Master Permit to band hummingbirds in 2010. She is one of about 150 persons from across the United States & Canada authorized to band these tiny birds. The process of banding, recapture, and recovery provides valuable information about bird history, especially migratory details and the relative abundance of a given bird species from year to year. Elliott will use three trainer traps set in the perennial border to capture the ruby-throated hummingbirds that populate this area.


Member sale dates begin July 29 (must be a member by August 1 to receive a discount)

 General Public sales – August 12 to 24 while supplies last

  • Adults $12
  • Children $6 



August 26, 2023
7:30 am - 8:30 am
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Smith-Gilbert Gardens
2382 Pine Mountain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30152 United States
(770) 919-0248
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Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Last entry to the Gardens will be at 3:15 pm.

Closed Days
Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day

Adults: $10
Seniors (65+): $8
Active Duty, Reserves, Guard and Retired military personnel (w/ ID): $5
Student (w/ID): $5
Children 3-17: $5
Children 2 & Under: Free
Members: Free

No cash, only cards accepted at the Gardens.

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2382 Pine Mountain Road
Kennesaw, Georgia 30152