Black Belt Birding Festival

Join us for a celebration of Black Belt culture and ecology, so much of which happens to revolve around birds and habitat. With offerings lined up around ornithological history, Black history, Indigenous history, Black Belt prairie ecology, photography and art, and, of course, lots of birding—this will be an event to remember!

Coastal—Bird ID Walk

Join us for our always popular coastal bird identification walk on Dauphin Island.

Black Belt Swift Night Out: Greensboro

Swift Night Out is coming to Greensboro! Join us as we enjoy the evening with one of our favorite urban birds, the chimney swift (Chaetura pelagica). All ages and abilities welcome!

Field Trip: Cahaba River Park

Cahaba River Park is a new destination for our field trips, and we can't wait to see what we find.

ONLINE Course: Audubon at Home: Cranes

Do you give a WHOOP? Educators from the International Crane Foundation will teach you the basics about whooping cranes and sandhill cranes.

Free

(Cancelled) Coastal Swift Night Out: Fairhope

Swift Night Out is coming to Fairhope! Join us as we enjoy the evening with one of our favorite urban birds, the chimney swift (Chaetura pelagica). All ages and abilities welcome!

2021 Fall Bird Count and Bird-a-thon

Seasonal bird counts have been a central part of Alabama Audubon’s work ever since its founding in 1946. This is our fall count with a competitive twist!

Field Trip: Monte Sano State Park

As migration is at its peak, we'll be looking for a variety of warblers, tanagers, and vireos in the park's forested trails while enjoying magnificent views from the overlook at Monte Sano State Park.

Swift Night Out: Birmingham

Swift Night Out is back in Birmingham! Join us downtown as we enjoy the evening with one of our favorite urban birds, the chimney swift (Chaetura pelagica). All ages and abilities welcome!

Gosse Nature Walk: Pelham

Take a lunchtime nature break with us at the Treetop Nature Trail at Oak Mountain State Park.

Field Trip: Trussville—Cahaba River Greenway

The Cahaba River Greenway at the Trussville Sports Complex is a fully accessible bird outing for all levels and abilities of birders. We're excited to be partnering with Birdability to ensure knowledgeable accessibility. It's sure to be a nice time for all!

ONLINE Course: Audubon at Home: Native Tree Identification

Fall is an excellent time to learn to identify native trees by their leaves, fall color, buds, fruits, branch and bark patterns, and site and soil preferences. The class will be organized around the beautifully illustrated new book, Trees of Alabama, by Lisa J. Samuelson with photographs by Michael E. Hogan.

$50

Gosse Nature Walk: Florence—Seven Mile Island WMA

Special guest Mercedes Maddox, Nongame Wildlife Biologist with the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division of ADCNR, joins us as we explore this wildlife management area in northwest Alabama.

Field Trip: Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

Considered the easternmost national wildlife refuge of the Mississippi Flyway, Wheeler NWR annually supports Alabama’s largest concentration of wintering waterfowl.

Field Trip: BIRDingham Parks

Our January half-day field trip will be a sampling of Birmingham’s urban parks—including Avondale, W.C. Patton, and East Lake—with a wide array of winter species in both water, open, and woodland settings.

Field Trip: Guntersville waterfront

The deep waters of Guntersville Lake and the Guntersville waterfront are excellent places to search for waterfowl in winter.

Gosse Nature Walk: Birmingham

Join us and a special guest from Freshwater Land Trust for a lunchtime nature break on the west end of the Vulcan Trail.

ONLINE Course: Audubon at Home: Gulls

Take a deeper dive with our shorebird expert, Drew Haffenden, into one of the most confusing groups for many birders—gulls.

$20

ONLINE: Coastal Stewardship Training

Join Alabama Audubon's Coastal Biologists, Sabrina Cobb and Olivia Morpeth, for a special virtual training on how you can become a Coastal Bird Steward.

ONLINE Course: Audubon at Home: Bird Migration

Birding in Alabama is a seasonal feast. The goal of this class is to inspire beginning and intermediate birders to understand and enjoy birding through the seasons, taking advantage of some of the amazing new tools for observing and understanding birds.

$20

ONLINE: Spring Audubon Talk—The Surprising Secrets of Rock Pigeons

Rosemary Mosco connects people with the natural world through books and cartoons. We're excited to have her talk to us about "the world's most misunderstood bird"—the rock pigeon. This event will coincide with our Annual Membership Meeting which will take place after the talk.

Free

Dauphin Island Beach Cleanup

Help Alabama Audubon get ready for shorebird nesting season by joining us for a beach cleanup on Dauphin Island West End Public Beach.

ONLINE Course: Audubon at Home: Birding by Habitat

Birding beyond your backyard offers the opportunity to expand your knowledge of birds and gain a better appreciation for the bird diversity in this state. And because Alabama has a wealth of habitats within her borders, it’s no surprise that an array of species has adapted to and exploits this diversity. Come along with our instructor, Greg Harber, as we explore Alabama’s birds and learn where to find them.

$40

Field Trip: Tuscaloosa—Lake Lurleen and surrounding area

We will start the day off at Lake Lurleen State Park, just northwest of Tuscaloosa. After lunch, we will take the opportunity to visit a friend's farm in Gordo—with the possibility of buying fresh day-lilies. Join us!

Black Belt Field Trip: Autaugaville

Leading up to our Black Belt Birding Festival the weekend of July 29–30, we'll have a full day of birding by vehicle around the Autaugaville area.