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Hummingbird Day at War Bluff Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

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Date(s) - 07/22/2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

War Bluff Valley Wildlife Sanctuary


Hummingbird Day at War Bluff Valley Wildlife Sanctuary Saturday July 22 9 AM – Noon
It’s that time of year again, Shawnee Chapter Illinois Audubon Society’s annual Hummingbird Day is just around the corner, on Saturday July 22, from 9 AM – Noon.

We’ll gather at Illinois Audubon Society’s War Bluff Valley Wildlife Sanctuary (228 Bushwack Rd, Golconda, IL 62938) and celebrate these little jewels of the sky. Everyone is welcome to attend, learn something new and share your own experiences or stories.

Hummingbird Day provides an opportunity to observe these fascinating little birds and learn more about their amazing lives. Presentations on hummingbirds will take place throughout the morning. Children’s activities will be on-going as well. Hummingbird feeders, t-shirts, garden signs and other merchandise will be available for purchase. Register for a chance to win a free plant that’s almost guaranteed to attract hummingbirds to your garden. Light refreshments will be available.

The event officially ends at noon, but everyone is invited to stay as long as they like and enjoy watching the hummingbirds at the feeders and explore the trails. Shawnee Chapter will hold their annual meeting and elections at 1 pm. Come join us and enjoy a relaxing morning and afternoon.

Hummingbird Day is free and open to everyone. The event will be held rain or shine. Bring your children and friends, but we ask that you leave your pets at home.

Directions to the Sanctuary from Golconda: Take Rt 146 north of Golconda 3.5 miles, turn left onto Bushwack Rd (look for brown binocular sign) Follow Bushwack Rd about 2.3 miles to Sanctuary entrance on the right – watch for signs. Bushwack Rd turns into a gravel road & crosses a low water ford – don’t give up – just keep going and you will get there!
For more information, call, or text 618-534-7870, or email

Shawnee Chapter is the local chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society and serves as stewards of War Bluff Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. We focus on issues of environmental significance to Southern Illinois, with special emphasis on those issues that pertain to the conservation and preservation of our native fauna and flora.

The Illinois Audubon Society has been helping preserve Illinois flora and fauna since 1897. The mission of the Society is to promote the perpetuation and appreciation of native plants and animals and the habitats that support them. For more information, visit

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