The 32nd annual HummerBird Celebration T-shirt Design contest is underway. This year’s deadline to submit an entry to the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce (RFCC) office is Friday, May 15.

The following are the preferred plants and hummingbirds to be featured for the 2020 HummerBird Celebration artwork. These are the plants most likely to be found in the area and the ones most likely to be visited as a nectar source for hummingbirds. The list of hummingbirds is also the ones normally found in the Rockport migration area. The size of the artwork should be 10 inches wide by 8 inches tall. Art with a full painted background will not be selected. Preference will be given to original artwork renditions.

Species for 2020 HummerBird T-shirts:

• Ruby-throated Hummingbird

• Black-chinned Hummingbird

• Buff-bellied Hummingbird

• Rufous Hummingbird

Plant Species for 2020 HummerBird T-shirts:

• Cape Honeysuckle-Tecomaria capensis

• Turk’s Cap-Malaviscus arboreus var. drummondii

• Shrimp Plant- Justicia brandegeana

• Scarlet Sage - Salvia coccinea

• Firebush-Hamelia patens

• Firecracker Bush-Russelia equisetiformis

• Autumn Sage - Salvia greggii

• Trumpet Creeper - Campsis radicans

• Pride of Barbados - Caesalpinia pulcherrima

• Flame Acanthus-Anisacanthus wrightii

• Texas Lantana-Lantana urticoides

• Esperanza - Tecoma stans

• Desert Willow - Chilopsis linearis

• Coral Honeysuckle-Lonicera sempervirens

• Cypress Vine - Ipomoea quamoclit

• Red Yucca-Hesperaloe parviflora

• Bottlebrush-Calllistemon rigidus

• Powder Puff-Calliandra emarginata

• (preferably red)

• Indigo Spires Salvia - Salvia farinaceae

• Cigar Plant - Cuphea ignea ‘David Verity’

For more information, contact RFCC Vice President of Marketing and Promotion Sandy Jumper at 729-6445 or email

For more information on the HummerBird Celebration, visit

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