May 3 @ 7:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
NABS has actually led a few trips to the Guntersville area during spring and fall migration, but it’s been a long time and we are overdue for an outing there. We’ll visit several places we’ve birded before, including the south side of Guntersville Dam, the Guntersville City waterfront and Guntersville State Park. We should see a wide variety of warblers and other migrants, as well as red-headed woodpeckers at the dam, eagles and ospreys over the river, etc.
Time permitting, we may also visit a couple of other places, including the TVA boat launch on Hwy 79 (good for warblers) and a rural area near Guntersville where several Loggerhead shrikes reside and nest. We’ll meet at the parking lot of Guntersville Dam south. To get there from Huntsville, take Hwy 231 south past Lacey Springs and turn left on Union Grove road.
Follow the road several miles and turn left at the dam sign (birding trail sign there too). Alternatively, go to Guntersville and take the Hwy 69 causeway south, turn right on Union Grove road, then right again at the dam sign – Linda Reynolds, Leader (256-298-1810; email@example.com)