ALABAMA BIRDING TRAILS AND BIRD FINDING RESOURCES
Prior to 1990 or
so if you wished to locate good birding locations in Alabama it
was necessary to connect with experienced birders who knew their
way around. This was usually accomplished by joining the Alabama
Ornithological Society or another Alabama birding club.
Unfortunately there were not many active birding clubs in the
state at that time. Things have changed!
In the early
1990's AOS published
A Birder's Guide to Alabama.
At about the same time work was begun on the Alabama Coastal
Birding Trail. Additional bird finding guides have since been
published and Birding Trails have been established throughout
the state. There are active birding organizations in nearly all
regions of Alabama and several Alabama bird finding websites have been
click here to visit our webpage containing links to the most
active birding organizations in Alabama.
The links below
list the primary websites devoted to Alabama bird finding. The
websites listed will open in a new window when the link is
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North Alabama Birding Trail
Alabama Coastal Birding Trail
Additional trails being developed....
Birding Trail -- planning phase
Encompassing nine counties located in northwest central part
of the state, this region will offer birding opportunities
in areas such as the Talladega National Forest,
Lake Lurleen State Park, Sipsey River Swamp, and Moundville
Highlands Birding Trail -- planning phase
Logan Martin Lake and the Coosa River should provide great
birding experiences along with Cheaha State Park, Oak
Mountain State Park and many other sites scattered
throughout this ten county region located in the northeast
Plateau Birding Trail -- planning phase
Found in the eastern central section of Alabama, the
Piedmont consists of low hills, ridges, and sandy valleys.
There are eight counties which offer great wildlife
experiences such as Cheaha State Park (Alabama's highest
point), Lake Martin, Fort Toulouse National Historic Park,
and many others worthy of a visit.
Pineywoods Birding Trail -- development phase
Much of this region is considered a birding crossroads
because it lies near the southern most breeding range for
many species and the northern limits for coastal species.
Located in southwest Alabama and covering five counties,
look for diverse species whose natural habitat include
longleaf pines, rivers, pitcher plant bogs, and farmland.
Areas of significance include Conecuh National Forest, St.
Stephens Historical Park, Little River State Forest and
Claiborne Lake Dam.
Birding Trail -- planning phase
So named because tough grass once grew among pine forest,
this ten county region is nestled in the southeastern part
of Alabama. Some of the best birding can be found in the
Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge based on 281 documented
species. Other areas of
distinction are "Buzzard Roost", Troy University Nature
Trail, Lake Point Lake, and the Chattahoochee River.
Additional Alabama Bird Finding Resources
A Birders Guide To
Alabama Delorme Alabama Atlas and Gazetteer
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