Date: 9/26/18 2:09 pm From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Subject: Fall for hummingbirds contest
*_Fall for Hummingbirds Contest_*
Attract migrating hummingbirds to your feeders for a chance at prizes.
Hummingbirds are being found with increasing frequency in the fall & winter seasons in Pennsylvania. About 99% of the hummingbirds that are found east of the Mississippi are Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, but sometimes during fall and winter other species of hummingbirds pass through Pennsylvania as the travel from breeding grounds in Alaska to wintering spots along the Gulf Coast. Ornithologists are very interested in learning more about these wayward little birds. Your participation can help contribute to the growing body of information about migrating hummingbirds. If you are able to get a confirmed hummingbird to visit your feeders, you can win a prize. In addition, researchers with federal banding permits would like to band the late season hummingbirds, if the homeowners are willing.
*_NOTE:_*Maintain a clean feeder whenever you leave it out for birds. It is recommended that you clean the feeder at least weekly, more often if the sugar mixture gets cloudy. The mixture for the feeders should always be 4 parts water to 1 part sugar. No additives or dyes are ever needed. If temperatures drop below freezing, bring the feeders in overnight. It is a myth that keeping feeders up will prevent them from migrating in the fall. They will come and go as they please. We are only helping them fuel up in their journey.
*_PRIZES:_*Any hummingbird species that can be confirmed will be entered into a $100 drawing.Any species other than Ruby-throated Hummingbird will automatically win $25.This contest will run from 10/1 to 1/31 of each year.
Contest is sponsored by Kauffman Insurance Agency in Mifflintown and Lost Creek Shoe Shop/Optics from Oakland Mills.Contest is limited to anyone in the Juniata, Mifflin, Perry and Snyder County area.Anyone in the state, outside of the above areas who are getting hummingbirds, is still welcome to contact us for further information.They can be eligible for other prizes and contests going on.
Find us on facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/FallForHummingbirdsContestChad Kauffman 717-436-8257; Aden Troyer 717-463-3117 or email <chadkauffman...>