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Lone Star Adventure: Hummer House


This week's Lone Star Adventure is a treat for bird lovers and a remarkable place to kick back and enjoy the serenity of nature and hummingbirds. FOX 4's Richard Ray takes us south of San Angelo near the town of Christoval and the Hummer House.

Thousands of hummingbirds flock to a ranch near Christoval, Texas every spring. Years ago, cattleman Dan Brown put up a few feeders, unknowingly setting his ranch on a new course. Now the cattle are gone, replaced by tourists and hummingbird nests.

Originally there was just the one cabin. The Hummer House is now home to three lodges that stay full most of the year.

Hummingbirds aren't the only avian visitors at the Hummer House. Bird experts have caught and banded 135 different species of birds over the years. The owners can't promise you'll see banding when you visit but it happens frequently.

From April to October you can count on seeing hummingbirds by the thousands darting about in dazzling displays that seem to defy gravity. For more information about the Hummer House please visit their website. You can learn more about bird banding from the Inland Outbackers Bird Banding Group.

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