According to a 2016 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service study, 86 million Americans spent more than $75 billion dollars on wildlife-viewing activities in that year alone. Of those, more than 23 million traveled to view wildlife, spending over $11.5 billion on food, lodging, and transportation.
As the country’s fifth-most biodiverse state, Alabama is uniquely positioned to benefit from that kind of ecotourism activity.
Alabama Audubon’s new “Birders Flock Here” program helps to connect birders traveling in Alabama with the best food, lodging, and other services our state has to offer. Meanwhile, through publicity, discounts, and other birder-oriented opportunities, “Birders Flock Here” business partners can get a leg up on the competition with one of America’s most coveted tourism demographics.
Email us to out more about how “Birders Flock Here” can work for you, whether you’re a birder looking for recommendations or an Alabama business looking for new customers.
*U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau. 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation.