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.

Black Belt Gosse Nature Walk: Moundville

We are partnering with special guests from Black Warrior Riverkeeper as we have a wintertime exploration of Moundville Archaeological Park.

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.

Coastal Swift Night Out: Mobile

Swift Night Out is coming to the coast! 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. We tried to go last year but thunderstorms had a different plan for us. We're very hopeful for this year!

Impromptu Swift Night Out: Birmingham

Join us for an impromptu Swift Night Out. Thousands of swifts have been scouted at the chimney at Boutwell Auditorium, and we don't want you to miss the show!

2022 Fall Bird Count

Seasonal bird counts have been a central part of Alabama Audubon’s work ever since its founding in 1946. Contribute to community science data by joining in this year's count.

CANCELLED: 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. All ages and abilities welcome!

Field Trip: Cheaha State Park

Join us on Alabama's loftiest peak for a day of soaring hawks, migrating songbirds, and more.

Field Trip: Vulcan Trail

Join Susan Barrow and Linda Neighbors to explore this pleasant, downtown trail with great views and lots of shade.  All ages and abilities welcome!

Field Trip: Alabama A&M Farm

The last time we tried to go on this trip in 2020 was cancelled due to Covid-19. Join us as we try again to get out into these flat meadows to see what we can find along the fencerows and elsewhere on the farm.

Christmas Bird Count

The Christmas Bird Count is a tradition that has been observed since the earliest days of the Audubon Society in Birmingham.  On December 23rd we will once again take a day out of our Christmas preparations to locate and tally all the birds we can possibly find within our designated 15-mile count circle. That circle centers […]

North Alabama Young Birders Club

Monthly meetings beginning January 6, 2023 Decatur Public LibraryCommunity Room504 Cherry Street NE Decatur, AL 35601 The North Alabama Young Birders will work to build a birding community among young birders and will host guest speakers from Alabama Audubon and other seasoned birders. Our first meetings will include discussions on attracting birds to your home […]

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.

Alabama’s Amazing Birdlife | Crafting a Bright Future for Birds and People with Scot Duncan

Guest Speaker R. Scot Duncan 2023 Winter Showcase Series presented by Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism "Alabama’s Amazing Birdlife: Crafting a Bright Future for Birds and People" from the author of the award-winning  Southern Wonder: Alabama's Surprising Biodiversity, Dr. R. Scot Duncan.   Learning Campus at Gulf State Park (Conservation Hall)20249A State Park RdGulf Shores, AL 36542 […]