18th Bird Fest starts Sept. 28, will include events at Fort Morgan
The 18th Annual Alabama Coastal BirdFest will be held Sept. 28-Oct. 1, with events scheduled at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center on the Mobile Causeway, the Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuary, historic Fort Morgan, and the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.
More than 370 bird species have been spotted along the Alabama coast, and BirdFest guides expertly lead attendees on boat and walking trips to some of the best birding spots along the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail.
Birders and nature lovers from across the United States and Canada flock to south Alabama every year to experience one of the prime birdwatching opportunities during fall migration.
The four-day event also includes workshops on subjects such as hummingbirds, the basics of birding, monarch butterflies, and, new this year, workshops on how to use common birding apps, such as eBird and Merlin Bird ID, and understanding bird box design for specific species. A free family-friendly Bird and Conservation Expo will be held at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center on the Saturday of BirdFest. The Expo highlights other local non-profits and environmental agencies, hands-on activities, and short boat cruises lead by a junior birder!
Since 2004, BirdFest has raised more than $100,000 to help preserve and protect vital coastal bird and wildlife habitat and increase the awareness of the great biological diversity of the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Registration opens online August 1, 2022, at southalabamalandtrust.org. For more registraiton or sponsor info, contact Sheri Swartz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 251.990-5004.
Pictured: American Kestrel, America’s most common falcon.