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2017 Elkahatchee Creek Birding Paddle

June 10 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Elkahatchee Creek to Wind Creek State Park Our second paddling birding event for Wind Creek State Park. Our next event: June 10 at Elkahatchee Creek on AL63 at the old bridge...if Russell Lands has completed the new access at Double Bridges Park, I'll let you know if our put-in location changes! Taking out is the same, Wind Creek State Park, first pavilion on the Right! As always, this is a FREE event! See poster for complete details!

Field Trip: Forever Wild State Cattle Ranch Tract, Hale County

June 24 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

This June field trip takes us back to Hale County, where an exceptional remnant of Black Belt prairie land has been preserved as the Forever Wild State Cattle Ranch tract. Birders can expect to see Dickcissels in the fields and Loggerhead Shrikes and American Kestrels perched on fence posts and wires. Bald Eagles, Northern Bobwhites, and various egrets and herons are also a good bet. Details TBA—please check back soon!

Black Belt Field Trip #1: Prattville/Autaugaville/Lowndesboro

July 29 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for the first of two great trips exploring the birds of Alabama's Black Belt region. Participants on these trips regularly report Mississippi and Swallow-tailed Kites, Wood Storks, and Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, as well as numerous other southern summer specialties—birds that make it well worth the road trip south of Birmingham! This might be especially true for folks who have never witnessed the spectacle of Alabama's kite species feasting on the wing—surely one of the wildest aerial shows on earth!…

Black Belt Field Trip #2: Greensboro and environs

August 5 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

The second of two great summer trips exploring Alabama's Black Belt takes us to a broad stretch of coastal plain between the Black Warrior and Alabama Rivers. Participants on both trips regularly report Mississippi and Swallow-tailed Kites, Wood Storks, and Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, as well as numerous other southern summer specialities—each one a bird worth traveling for! This trip in particular focuses on the "catfish country" of Hale and Perry Counties, an extensive system of agricultural ponds that draw in wading…

Alabama Coastal BirdFest

October 4 @ 8:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 5:00pm The 14th annual Alabama Coastal BirdFest is Oct. 4-7, 2017. Alabama Coastal BirdFest is an annual event with guided trips, speakers, dinners, and free activities on the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast. Trips and evening events require advance registration. Registration opens in early August. Visit www.AlabamaCoastalBirdFest.com to learn more. Contact Email: john.borom@faulknerstate.edu

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