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Field Trip: Hoover—Flemming Park on the Cahaba


Carolina Wren. Debbie McKenzie.

October 8 , 7:00 am 12:00 pm

Pre-registration is required by 12 p.m. CDT on Friday, October 7th.

Registration coming soon.

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

Flemming Park on the Cahaba is a new park at Trace Crossing in Hoover with about five miles of hiking and biking trails, two restrooms, and a pavilion. There is a gravel parking area that can hold eight to ten vehicles.

We will be looking for fall migrants and other riparian species.

The details: Meetup is at 7 a.m. in the parking lot of the Publix at Trace Crossing (2543 John Hawkins Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244). From there, we will caravan down Stadium Trace Parkway to reconvene at the park.

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: This park has uneven trails and is not considered accessible. The outing is open to all levels of birders.

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

The food: We should be finished by lunch, but there are many restaurants in the area.

The birds: Migrant and resident songbirds.

Trip leaders: Paul Franklin (205-542-7647) and Matt Hunter (205-915-8186) will lead this trip. Please contact on the day of the 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.