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8 Birding Trail Sites Perfect for Fall

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Fall migration is getting into full swing. There are many locations throughout Alabama that are genuine hotspots to watch as our feathered friends head south for winter. With 270 sites along all 8 of Alabama Birding Trails, what locations should you pick? While there are many more locations that you might find amazing, here are […]

Birds aren’t the only colorful thing you’ll see along Alabama’s Birding Trails.

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The fall foliage can be amazing! The Alabama Birding Trails highlight the best public locations for watching birds year-round. Find sites by location or by season. Discover “secret” locations from experienced birders. Learn what birds are being reported in real-time. With 270 sites covering our great state from the mountains to the gulf, it is […]

May 16 Birdwalk at Coosa Wildlife Management Area


7 a.m. – 9:15 Raptor release at 9:30 Coosa Wildlife Management Area The Coosa Wildlife Management Area offers outstanding birding opportunities.  The Double Bridges location is on Hatchet Creek at Lake Mitchell, and offers access to a trail that is currently approx. 3.0 miles long for a 6.0 mile hike in and out. This is […]

The Big Day: Get Outdoors Day 2015


Watch the The Big Year and a great Golden Eagle Research Project video. Enjoy a bonfire with s’mores! Participate in your very own BIG DAY competition to spot the most birds! Fishing Derby. More! Have fun!!!! Friday May 8, 2015- Saturday May 9, 2015.

UWA Prairie Birding Walk

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Saturday, April 4th from 8 am to 11 am. Join John Hall and James Lamb, expert birders and interpreters, along with Stephen Liberman, Black Belt Gardens at Lake LU for a bird walk that is sure to be spectacular. Spring migration will be well underway and this site, considered one of the best in West […]

Winter Bird Walk at Old Cahawba

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Old Cahawba Archaeological Park will have its first Winter Bird Walk on Saturday, February 7, 2015, from 8:00 to 10:00 AM. Meet at the visitor’s center, rain or shine. The activity fee is $8 per adult. The first ten participants also receive a FREE bird nest box kit. All skill levels are welcome to attend […]

18th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count

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OFF THE PORCH with Judy and Don Self  As we write, the 115th Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is about to get under way. Between the 14th of December and 5th of January, tens of thousands of volunteers will take to the field to count the birds in over 2000 count circles, each 15 miles […]

Brierfield Boasts Birds and Botanical Wonders Saturday May 10


See magnificent birds of prey—an eagle, hawks and owls—and take a wildflower walk and a bird watching walk at Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park Saturday, May 10 from 9am-12Noon. Bibb County’s only state park will be a great place for the whole family to enjoy the wonders of nature. The occasion is the official Bibb County […]

Wiregrass Birding Trail Event at Conecuh National Forest

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The Annual Walk In The Forest for area school children included a Wiregrass Birding Trail Dedication on Wednesday April 16th. Attendance was nearly 400 people including students, teachers, parents, United States Forest Service personnel, State Forestry Commission personnel and Alabama Extension System (ACES) employees. The children  numbered around 350 for all three days. The Andalusia […]