Sedona is the most beautiful place in America to see hummingbirds!
The Sedona Hummingbird Festival returns on the first weekend in August, when Sedona’s hummingbird population is highest and most diverse—5 or even 6 species instead of the usual 2—and with typically five times the number of hummers as in early summer. Thanks to Sedona’s high altitude of 4,500 feet, you will escape the intense summer heat experienced in other parts of Arizona. August is also a “low season” for tourism in Sedona, so you’ll be able to take advantage of lower lodging prices.
Arizona is already well known as the top state for seeing many hummingbird species (a fact that Texas disputes, of course). People travel great distances just to see Arizona’s hummers. But Sedona also has Red Rock Country, and that makes it even more desirable to come here to see hummingbirds. Is there a prettier place in America to see hummers? We don’t think so!
Both the 2012 and 2013 Sedona Hummingbird Festivals were spectacular community events! Residents and businesses were encouraged to include hummer-friendly flowers and feeders in their yard. By keeping the feeders filled and fresh, we expect to see that migrants will reward us by returning with friends and relatives this year, leading to ever-higher populations.
You’ll find all the information you need on the Hummingbird Society website. Come to Sedona and spend a weekend with these lovely little birds!