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Field Trip: Russ Bailey Memorial Beginner Bird Outing

Eastern bluebird

September 5, 2022 , 8:00 am 12:00 pm

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. CDT on Friday, September 2nd.

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Participants must complete the mandatory online waiver. Please do not request registration for others when submitting your request.

Join us on Labor Day (Monday, September 5th) for our annual event celebrating the life and legacy of Birmingham birder Russ Bailey. Over the years, Russ dedicated countless Labor Days to impromptu field trips in pursuit of southbound migrants, a tradition that continues with this great beginner bird walk to the greenway along the Cahaba River at the Trussville Sports Complex—a fully paved, mile-long path with benches along the way.  All ages and abilities welcome!

The details: Meetup is at 8 a.m. at the Trussville Senior Center parking lot (504 Cherokee Drive, Trussville). As always, remember to bring your binoculars, plenty of water and snacks, insect repellent, rain gear, sunblock, and seasonally appropriate attire.

In the case of inclement weather, the event may be cancelled. You may contact the trip leader the morning of the event if the weather is questionable.

Registration: To register, click on the button above. If you’re new to our online system and don’t yet have a username and password, simply click the “X” on the pop up and fill out the basic form. If you do have a login, please use it as this helps us tremendously on our end! You should receive an automated email upon registering.

Accessibility: The path is paved and wheelchair accessible. This trip is open and accessible to all levels of birding and ability.

Questions about accessibility? Email us for more information about how we can meet your needs.

The birds: Birds should vary from migrant and resident songbirds to herons along the creek and hawks soaring overhead.

Trip leader: Greg Harber (205-807-8055, day of field trip only)

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Through more than seventy-five years of conservation work in one of our nation’s most ecologically rich states, Alabama Audubon has seen firsthand how diversity strengthens natural communities. We believe that the same principle applies to human communities, which is why our organization is committed to providing equitable opportunities for all Alabamians to learn about and enjoy wild birds, their habitats, and the natural world. One of the best ways to support that belief is by valuing and actively seeking to strengthen diversity among our staff, our board, and our membership. To that end, Alabama Audubon welcomes the whole of our community to our work, and strives to make our programs, classes, and events open and accessible to all.