- Established 1982: Now In Our 38th Year! -

The BEST place to learn about ALL the plants & animals of the Piedmont


-- MISSION STATEMENT --
The integrated mission of
Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History is to
"conserve animals, plants, habitats, and other natural components of the Piedmont Region of the eastern United States through observation,
scientific study, and education for students of all ages."

CONTENTS
General Info, Staff, Support,
Site Map

RESEARCH
Plants, Animals, Birds, Ecology, etc.

EDUCATION
Programs, Field Trips, Consulting

MISCELLANY
Attracting & Feeding Birds,
Catawba Indians, etc.

PUBLICATIONS
Photo Gallery, Articles, Whatizit?

HUMMINGBIRDS
Operation RubyThroat

CONTACT INFO
Phone: (803) 684-5852 (9 a.m.-6 p.m. ET)
Hilton Pond Center is open ONLY by appointment via EDUCATION

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"This Week at
Hilton Pond." It's guaranteed fat-free!

NOW IN OUR 20th YEAR OF PUBLISHING
THESE AWARD-WINNING PHOTO ESSAYS!

Installment #694:
A Special Shade Of Blue In
West Virginia's New River Gorge

(29 April-4 May 2019)

Installment #693:
Solving The Mystery Of An
Elusive Banded Hummingbird

(22-28 April 2019)

Important Installment:
2018 Bird Banding Summary:
Lower Totals Than Average,
But Some Remarkable Encounters

(23-31 December 2018)


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The Piedmont Naturalist, Volume 1 (1986)--long out-of-print--has been republished by author Dr. Bill Hilton Jr. as an e-book downloadable to your iPad, iPhone, Nook, Kindle, or desktop computer. Click on the image at left for order information. All proceeds benefit education, research, and conservation work of Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History.


Please report your
sightings of

Color-marked
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds


ENJOYING NATURE:
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are breeding in the U.S. Be patient, and keep those feeders fresh for young ones that soon will fledge!

Hilton Pond Center reaches 38th year & milestone of 69,000
birds banded locally since 1982,
including 6,200+
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

Operation RubyThroat
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still available
(limited quantities)

Now scheduling Guided Field Trips for 2019 & beyond for students & adults at Hilton Pond Center

Hilton Pond Web site lauded for education excellence:
Dr. Bill Hilton Jr. named one of
50 Best Brains in Science
by Discover magazine; receives honorary doctorate in science from Newberry College

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Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History is a non-profit research & education organization in York, South Carolina USA; phone (803) 684-5852. Directed by Dr. Bill Hilton Jr., aka "The Piedmont Naturalist," it is the parent organization for Operation RubyThroat. Contents of this website--including articles and photos--may NOT be duplicated, modified, or used in any way except with the express written permission of Hilton Pond Center. All rights reserved worldwide. To obtain permission for use or for further assistance on accessing this website, contact the Webmaster.


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