Fox Creek offers good access for birding where Fox Creek empties into Lake Wedowee, adjacent to the Fox Creek boat ramp. The terrain is a great mix of open land, brush, forest and lakeshore, attracting a wide variety of birds from herons to hummingbirds. More than 1.5 miles of walking paths have been fully developed, with another mile of rustic trail available and much more in the works.
Expect to see swallows and Purple Martins in spring and summer, and Belted Kingfishers, wading birds, and Wood Ducks throughout the year. During the winter months, additional waterfowl, gulls, and terns appear. Keep your eyes peeled for Ospreys and Bald Eagles.
GPS: 33 18.387 -85 37.620
From Wedowee intersection at US 431 and A L48, go west on AL 48 for 9.5 miles. Turn left at boat ramp sign. From Lineville intersection at AL 9 and AL 48, travel east on AL 48 for 9.3 miles and turn right at boat ramp sign.
The campus of Southern Union Community College is relatively compact, and all areas are easily accessible. The entrance to the college is dominated by massive mature pine trees and tall hardwoods. There is no significant understory and little midstor …