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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for September 13

September 12, 2012

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13: HUMMINGBIRDS

Profile America — Thursday, September 13th. An unusual event gets under way today in the two small Texas towns of Rockport and Fulton — the annual Hummingbird Celebration. Some 6,000 people will celebrate the spectacular fall migration of ruby-throated hummingbirds from their northern nesting grounds to winter locations in Mexico and Central America, including their 500 mile flight over the Gulf of Mexico. One activity is capturing and banding hummingbirds to track their movements. Nearly 14 million people across the U.S. enjoy bird watching each year. More than 30 million others get out their cameras to photograph birds and other wildlife, both at home and on trips. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2012, p. 449
www.rockporthummingbird.com
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1240, 1256

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).

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