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Opelika Wood Duck Heritage Preserve & Siddique Nature Park Saturday, October 11, 2014

Please join us at the Opelika Wood Duck Heritage Preserve & Siddique Nature Park Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 8:45 a.m. The Opelika Wood Duck Heritage Preserve & Siddique Nature Park is a beautiful respite from concrete and asphalt! The woods are full of hawks, warblers, owls, songbirds and, of course, Wood Ducks. Join us for […]

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Brierfield Boasts Birds and Botanical Wonders Saturday May 10

See magnificent birds of prey—an eagle, hawks and owls—and take a wildflower walk and a bird watching walk at Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park Saturday, May 10 from 9am-12Noon. Bibb County’s only state park will be a great place for the whole family to enjoy the wonders of nature. The occasion is the official Bibb County […]

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Wiregrass Birding Trail Event at Conecuh National Forest

The Annual Walk In The Forest for area school children included a Wiregrass Birding Trail Dedication on Wednesday April 16th. Attendance was nearly 400 people including students, teachers, parents, United States Forest Service personnel, State Forestry Commission personnel and Alabama Extension System (ACES) employees. The children  numbered around 350 for all three days. The Andalusia […]

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Give the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) a try!

OFF THE PORCH with Judy and Don Self Okay, so February is here.  Deer and duck season have come and gone; neither of our football teams won the national championship; and you feel a bad case of cabin fever coming on.  Well, I have a solution, at least for four days at mid-month.  Give the […]

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Winter Birding at Monroe County Lake

by Judy and Don Self Beatrice, Monroe County, Alabama (Site 14 on the Piney Woods Birding Trail) Birding Monroe County Lake in the winter when there is less human activity around the lake is guaranteed to produce some interesting birds.  Our visit on a recent January was no exception.  Birds were literally everywhere! Directions from […]

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Bird-watching Hot Spots in Alabama

Thanks to a long-term project of the Alabama Tourism Department and the Alabama Department of Conservation, Alabama has a much easier way to be part of the great eco-vacation explosion: the Alabama Birding Trails. With over 430 bird species documented in Alabama, there’s more to see here than you can imagine. Watching a Bald Eagle […]

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April 26, 2013-West Alabama Birding Launch Lake Lurleen State Park

Please join us for a West Alabama Birding Launch at Lake Lurleen State Park – Pavilion One Park Admission is FREE for this special event! 13226 Lake Lurleen Road Coker, Alabama 35452 Friday, April 26, 2013 9:30 am – 1:00 pm BIRDS, BIRDS, BIRDS! Join us for a hands-on educational birding experience and birding walk! […]

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Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Hosts A Celebration of Cranes

Whooping Crane

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge will hold its first Festival of the Cranes, a one-day event filled with refuge tours, up-close viewings, workshops, live raptors, and nature walks, January 12, 2013, kicking off a year-long celebration of Wheeler’s 75th anniversary. The celebration of Sandhill Cranes and Whooping Cranes will bring together experienced birders and those who […]

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Cheaha Christmas BIRD FEST

Appalachian Highland Birding Trail Launch CHEAHA STATE PARK Bald Rock Lodge Saturday DECEMBER 15, 2012 10 AM—2 PM 10:30 am Bird Watching for Beginners– Renee Morrison, JSU Field Schools 11:00 Bird Walk to Bald Rock– Jennifer Howard, Cheaha State Park Noon Weenie Roast and Fire Pit Feast 1:00 pm Ceremony: Judge Ryan Robertson, Cleburne County […]

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Mountain Center Appalachian Highlands Birding Trail Visitor Center Opens!

Celebrate the Cleburne County gateway launch at the Mountain Center Appalachian Highland Birding Trail Visitor Center on December 1, 2012. The newly developed trail is the sixth of eight organized trails that will ultimately cover the state as birding becomes an increasingly important source of tourism revenue for Alabama. The official gateway opening will take […]

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Wiregrass Birding Trail Launch

Set for Noon, November 2, 2012 at the Yohollo Mico Walking Trail in Eufaula, Alabama (Barbour County) Dateline (Barbour County, AL; November 2012) – Ten Wiregrass Counties come together this November to launch the Wiregrass Birding Trail.  The newly developed trail of 20 sites is the last of eight organized trails, and 250 sites, covering […]

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West Alabama Birding Trail Launch

The official trail launch begins at 9:30 a.m. (central) on September 21 at The Tom Bevill Visitor’s Center. Highlights of the event include a Raptor Trek presentation by 4-H Program Coordinator Becky Collier that includes several raptors, including a Bald Eagle. An expert birder will guide an adult bird walk and Lauren Chapman, Regional Extension Agent for 4-H for Hale, Pickens and Tuscaloosa Counties will lead a bird walk and scavenger hunt for children. A Sun Safety Program will also be presented by Patti Presley-Fuller and Denise Shirley with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

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