Bird Banding project back at Ft. Morgan April 18-22
Birmingham Audubon – in collaboration with the Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Mississippi State University, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism, the Alabama Historical Commission, and Mobile Bay Audubon Society – will be at Ft. Morgan for a new Coastal Alabama Bird Banding Project, beginning April 18 at 2 p.m. and continuing through April 22 at 11 a.m.
Reviving the popular public bird banding events originally championed by the late Bob Sargent and his wife, Martha, this project provides a scientifically invaluable look at spring migrants traveling through the Coastal Alabama section of the Mississippi Flyway—one of the four major routes North American birds travel on their way to and from their summer breeding grounds.
Throughout the week, the public will enjoy unparalleled access both to researchers and to the birds, with opportunities to discuss the science behind the surveys and the important conservation work happening on the Gulf Coast. They’ll also get up-close-and-personal looks at some amazing migratory birds. All ages are welcome to attend. (While the Coastal Alabama Bird Banding Project is free, there is an admission fee to enter the park.) For more info, call 205-719-3678 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Janice Neitzel photo)