Alabama Birding Trails
The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development is working with the Alabama Department of Tourism and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to improve the educational resources available to tourists and area residents relative to the spectacular birding opportunities in the region while increasing the revenue associated with visitation. UACED is working in 65 Alabama counties which encompass eight regional birding trails to improve and promote birding. Please follow the link to visit the Alabama Birding Trails site http://www.alabamabirdingtrails.com/ .
Shades Creek Greenway recognized as Birding Trail
This is the first Birding Trail location in Homewood and will be part of the Appalachian Highlands region. The trail is a partnership with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, University of Alabama Center for Economic Development and Birmingham Audubon Society.
Walker County Lake, which is part of the West Alabama Birding Trail, is home to a nesting pair of eagles for part of the year.
Birding Trails in Alabama
Joe Watts, a consultant with the University of Alabama Center for Economic Development, said the state’s system of trails was completed in 2013 and offers birders a variety of habitats and opportunities for seeing unique species throughout the year.
Bird's the word as Wind Creek State park get new trail sign
The panel highlights the park as a major area within the Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail and the Alabama Birding Trails systems.
Wetlands Park Get Signage
On the boardwalk that meanders through the Florala Wetlands Park, a man sat enjoying his lunch. Asked if he was aware he was in the midst of a birding trail, he said, “Really, I just bring my lunch here sometimes. But we do have birds of prey.”
Outdoor Classroom Sites on Alabama's Birding Trails (see page 6)
The Alabama Birding Trails (http://alabamabirdingtrails.com/) and the Environmental Educators Association of Alabama (EEAA) are teaming up together with a new and exciting project to bring the classroom to the outdoors!
Lots to do for Alabama birders in the fall
Montgomery birder Larry Gardella will lead a birding field trip starting at 7 a.m. from the main parking area of Fort Toulouse State Park...
Confederate Memorial Park gains new birding trail sign
A new sign was erected on Tuesday that highlights the Piedmont Plateau birding trail at Confederate Memorial Park in Chilton County...
Demopolis Chamber to host birding group
The Demopolis Area chamber of Commerce will host the Black Belt and Piney Wood Birding Trail meeting on Feb. 18, 10:30 a.m. at the chamber office...