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Field Trip: Fayette County

January 20 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join Birmingham Audubon as we visit an area few birders know about—the rich woodlands of the Fall Line Hills ecoregion north of Tuscaloosa. The details: Meetup is at 7 a.m. at the Fultondale Chick-fil-A (215 Howell Street, Fultondale), located off I-65 (Exit 267) on Walker Chapel Road. From there, we’ll drive northwest on the newly completed I-22, with a brief rest stop near Jasper before heading into Fayette County. As always, remember to bring plenty of water and snacks, a…

Town Creek Embayment, Wheeler Dam, Joe Wheeler State Park

January 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

(NABT #2, 3, 4) – 20 January, 2018 (SATURDAY) 8:00 am (NOTE LATER MEETING TIME) This trip primarily targets waterfowl and other water birds, but also includes some productive songbird areas, especially in the state park. We’ll meet at the WalMart parking lot off Hwy 72 W in Athens (34.786933 -86.958486). - Dick Bruer and Harry Dean, Leaders (256-461-0626; hdean@hiwaay.net)

Bluebird Workshop

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Dr. Gary Manfready will be back to conduct the Bluebird Workshop on January 20 featuring new and updated information based on the recent findings regarding bluebird populations in recent years. Dr. Manfready is a member of the North American Bluebird Society and has contributed two articles for publication in their quarterly journal. He currently maintains four bluebird trails in Houston and Dale County including the one at Landmark Park and has a total of 75 boxes. His main focus is…

Hummingbird Workshop

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

On January 27, Fred Basset will present the popular program on Hummingbirds. Bassett is a licensed bird bander specializing in the banding of hummingbirds and is the president of Hummingbird Research. This is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of hummingbirds and neo-tropical migrants. Fred Bassett is known throughout the southeast for his work with the “jewels of the air.” He will share his extensive knowledge of this little bird along with facts about nesting habits, food…

Birds of Alabama: Winter Habits and Habitat

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

January 31, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am in the Cheaha Cleburne Room Join birding expert Renee Raney (Appalachian Highland Birding Trail Coordinator and Park Environmental Educator) for a fun hour of field stories, observation skill building techniques, the natural history of birds, and how to attract feathery friends to your feeder. Free; park entrance fee is $5 per person. Contact Renee Raney to register for this program.

Field Trip: Lake Guntersville State Park

February 3 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

With thousands of ducks and a good number of loons, the deep waters of Lake Guntersville deliver excellent waterfowl birding throughout the winter months. The details: Meetup is at 7 a.m. at the McDonald’s in Pinson (6639 AL Hwy 151), just across from the Village shopping center. As always, remember to bring plenty of water and snacks, a tank full of gas, insect repellent, rain gear, sunblock, and seasonally appropriate (in this case, warm) attire. (Questions about accessibility? Email us for more…

Guntersville Waterfront/ Peninsula, Guntersville Dam South

February 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

(NABT #35, 36) – 3 February, 2018 (SATURDAY) 8:00 am (NOTE LATER MEETING TIME) This trip starts on Sunset Parkway along the west side of Guntersville. We should see a great variety of ducks, many loons and grebes, possibly some odd terns and gulls, eagles, etc. Meet in Guntersville at the Chamber of Commerce parking lot on the south end of the Hwy 431 bridge. From there, we’ll go west on the Lake Loop Road and bird the waterfront. The…

Winter Bird and Waterfowl Walk in Opelika

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

New and experienced birders are invited to a Winter Bird and Waterfowl Walk at the Opelika Wood Duck Heritage Preserve and Siddique Nature Park on February 3, 9-12:00 am. The Park and Preserve is Site #10 on the Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail map. Migratory birds can be observed along more than two miles of Trails, and after recent low temperatures there should be plenty of ducks to see from two viewing blinds. The OWDHP&SNP pavilion is located at 3601 Waverly…

Mallard-Fox Creek Wildlife Management Area/Wheeler Dam

February 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mallard-Fox Creek Wildlife Management Area/Wheeler Dam (NABT #1, 2) – 10 February, 2018 (SATURDAY) 8:00 am (NOTE LATER MEETING TIME) We’ll start with the Mallard-Fox Creek WMA and work our way west, searching for water birds, sparrows and other winter residents or early migrants. Mid- to late-February is a transition period for waterfowl and other birds, and weather will play a key role in what we see. We’ll meet at the Ingalls Boat Harbor Pavilion in Decatur: cross the river…

Great Backyard Bird Count: Birmingham Zoo

February 17 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Seasonal bird counts have been a central part of Birmingham Audubon’s work ever since its founding in 1946. This year, we’re continuing that tradition with four great counts, including two field trips in support of this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count. The first of these half-day trips takes us to the Birmingham Zoo for a fun morning spent counting our city’s winter birds. The details: Meetup is at 8 a.m. in front of the zoo’s main ticket booths, accessible from…

Great Backyard Bird Count: Ruffner Mountain

February 18 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Seasonal bird counts have been a central part of Birmingham Audubon’s work ever since its founding in 1946. This year, we’re continuing that tradition with four great counts, including two field trips in support of this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count. The second of these half-day trips takes us to Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve for a fun morning spent counting our city’s winter birds. The details: Meetup is at 8 a.m. in the main Ruffner parking lot, located on the northwestern face of the…

Gosse Nature Walk #13: Red Mountain Park

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Our thirteenth Gosse Nature Walk takes us to Red Mountain Park, Birmingham’s largest urban green space and a must-visit site for outdoors explorers of all stripes. Special guest Rachel Ahrnsen, Red Mountain’s Natural Resources Specialist, joins us to provide an insider’s look at life on the mountain, and to help us visualize one of the South’s great post-industrial ecological recoveries. The details: Meet up is at noon in the Red Mountain parking lot, located at the intersection of Frankfurt Drive and Lyon Lane…

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