Enjoy the pictures below of hummingbird banding efforts at various locations in west Texas.

Mary Gustafson banding the first Lucifer Hummingbird in the Christmas Mountains, photograph by Carolyn Ohl-Johnson

Mary photographing and releasing a male Lucifer Hummingbird, photo by Carolyn Ohl-Johnson

Fred Bassett banding a Lucifer Hummingbird in the Christmas Mountains, photograph by Carolyn Ohl-Johnson

Fred with Lucifer Hummingbird in hand, photo by Carolyn Ohl-Johnson

Yours truly banding hummingbirds in the Christmas Mountains, photo by Carolyn Ohl-Johnson

More banding in the Christmas Mountains, photo by Carolyn Ohl-Johnson

Bander and official recorder (Donna) working hard, photo by Carolyn Ohl-Johnson

Feeding and preparing to release a Costa's Hummingbird at Bonnie's house in Terlingua Ranch, photo by Bonnie Wunderlich

Fred Bassett photographing a Magnificent Hummingbird before releasing it, 15 August 2008

Bob Sargent banding a male Broad-tailed Hummingbird in the Davis Mountains

Martha Gail banding a Magnificent Hummingbird in the Davis Mountains

Bob, Magnificent Hummingbirds are big but they are not that big!

Martha Gail taking a bill measurement