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Field Trip: Vulcan Trail

Cooper’s hawk by Maranda Mink.

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

Pre-registration is required by 12 p.m. CDT on Friday, November 4th.

Registration is now closed. Check out our upcoming events here.

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

The Kiwanis Vulcan trail is a two-mile jogging and biking trail extending from directly under Vulcan to Green Springs Highway and serving as the future hub for Birmingham’s planned 750-mile Red Rock Trail System. Join Susan Barrow and Linda Neighbors to explore this pleasant, downtown trail with great views and lots of shade.  All ages and abilities welcome!

The details: Meetup will be at 8 a.m. in the parking lot off of Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. S. beneath Vulcan (located approximately between 1867 and 1871 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. S.) Note: There are limited spots, so those who do not need accessible parking may want to park in Vulcan’s parking lot located at 1701 Valley View Drive and use the staircase to walk through the park down to the trail to meet us.

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 first half of the path is paved and wheelchair accessible. The second half is gravel. The entire trail is flat though there’s a slight incline from the parking lot. There are no benches along the way. This trip is open to all levels of birding and ability.

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

The birds: We will see resident songbirds, red-bellied and downy woodpeckers, and certainly hawks soaring overhead. We are also likely to see over-wintering birds such as ruby-crowned kinglets and yellow-bellied sapsuckers.

Trip leaders: Susan Barrow (205-253-8667) and Linda Neighbors (205-568-5554) will lead this trip. Please contact on the day of the trip only. Feel free to email us if you have questions.

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.