Spring Migration Birding Banding Weekend. For the love of birds! Saturday and Sunday join Birder Joey Herron as he bands various breeding and migrating birds of West Virginia passing through or to West Virginia. Learn to identify birds by both sight and sound! One of our most popular weekends that attracts visitors from across the United States to see bird species here in West Virginia in the Tygart Lake area. Stay at Tygart Lake Lodge this weekend. Ask for the 'birders' discount of 20% off standard rates. Hope to see you at this awesome bird watching weekend. Call 304-265-6144.

New River Hummingbird Festival

August 13, 2016, 8 a.m. - Noon at Honeysuckle Hill Gardens Join internationally known hummingbird expert Dr. Bill Hilton Jr. for a morning of up-close, hands-on experience with Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. Hilton will capture, band, and release hummingbirds while explaining the secrets of their feeding, nesting, and migration behavior; he will talk about results of his ten years of work with ruby-throats in Central America and there will be plenty of time for questions and answers about hummers, including how to design a habitat to attract these tiny birds to your back yard or school grounds. Preregistration admission is $10 per adult, $5 per child ages 15-18, free for ages 14 and under. Or $10 per person at the event. Hummingbird feeders, t-shirts, and loads of plants will be available for purchase and donation at the event while supplies last. Portions of proceeds go to the 501C3 Fayette County Education Fund - to secure the future of Fayette County by providing relevant Leadership and Environmental Training to the community, with an emphasis on youth education. New River Hummingbird Festival was born in 2010 as an outreach program of the New River Birding & Nature Center - Sharing the secrets of science and nature in the New River watershed with West Virginians and their friends.