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Wheeler NWR – Beaverdam Peninsula Tower

December 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wheeler NWR - Beaverdam Peninsula Tower/Limestone Bay/Arrowhead Landing/White Springs Dike (NABT #20, 23, 24) - 2 December, 2017 (SATURDAY) 8:00 am (NOTE LATER MEETING TIME) Our second trip to the White Springs Dike area should be productive. Waterfowl variety and numbers will likely be impressive and most or all winter-resident songbird species will be around. We’ll head first to the goose tower observation platform, then bird nearby Beaverdam Peninsula, which is the best place on the refuge to get good…

Swan Creek Wildlife Management Area

December 9 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Swan Creek Wildlife Management Area (NABT #21) – 9 December, 2017 (SATURDAY) 8:00 am (NOTE LATER MEETING TIME) This trip will give us a chance to visit one of the most productive segments of the Wheeler NWR Christmas Count circle. There is active duck hunting at Swan Creek and this drives away most of the waterfowl. However, the area has lots of other birds. One area of interest is the set of fields on the north edge of the management…

Wheeler NWR Audubon Christmas Bird Count

December 16 @ 5:30 am - 7:00 pm

Wheeler NWR Audubon Christmas Bird Count (NABT) - 16 December, 2017 (SATURDAY) 5:30 am The Audubon Christmas Bird Count is the oldest and largest citizen science event in the world. For over a hundred years, people have gathered during the winter holiday season to identify and count birds. In the process, they have created a vast pool of bird data that is a valuable source of information on the status and distribution of early winter bird populations. Parties of birders…

Cullman Audubon Christmas Bird Count

December 17 @ 6:30 am - 6:30 pm

Cullman Audubon Christmas Bird Count - 17 December, 2017 (SUNDAY) 6:30 am Another Christmas Count that sometimes gets overlooked in northern Alabama is held in the Cullman area. Counters meet at Culpepper Real Estate (601 7th Ave SW, Cullman, AL 35055, close to the Post Office) to assign areas to be covered. This count is frequently short-handed, so we hope some of you will consider helping out. Those who want to help for part of the day (morning or afternoon)…

Guntersville Area Audubon Christmas Bird Count

December 26 @ 5:00 am - 6:30 pm

Guntersville Area Audubon Christmas Bird Count (NABT) - 26 December, 2017 (MONDAY) 5:00-6:00 am (meeting time varies by count group) This Count, in another well-known birding area in northern Alabama, yields a wide variety of songbird, raptor and waterfowl species. The format is the same as that of the Wheeler Count. Unlike the Wheeler Christmas Count, there is no single gathering spot for folks to meet and join a group. For this reason, please contact Linda Reynolds if you are…

Wheeler NWR -Beaverdam Peninsula Tower/Limestone Bay/Arrowhead Landing/White Springs Dike

January 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wheeler NWR -Beaverdam Peninsula Tower/Limestone Bay/Arrowhead Landing/White Springs Dike (NABT #20, 23, 24) – 6 January, 2018 (SATURDAY) 8:00 am (NOTE LATER MEETING TIME) Join us for another trip to one of our favorite birding areas, as we look for waterfowl, raptors, cranes, a variety of songbirds, etc. Expect to be behind locked refuge gates for 2-3 hours, afterwards lunching at Apple Lane Farms, for those interested. Take the Mooresville exit off I-565, go south on Mooresville Road and meet…

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