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81st Annual Birmingham Audubon CBC

Horned Grebe by Greg Harber

The 81st Annual Birmingham Audubon Christmas Bird Count Friday, December 23, 2016 The count day temperature ranged from 41 to 65 degrees in a Christmas week with near record high temperatures for the time period. The morning sky was fair giving way to overcast by afternoon with breezes 8-10 mph throughout the day. We had […]

52nd Annual Fall Bird Count Results

Ruby Throated Hummingbird at feeder by Charlotte Lynn of Ashford, AL. September 2015.

Saturday, September 24, 2016 by Greg Harber, Compiler The temperature was a scorching hot 97 degrees on count day, with only a slight breeze stirring the clear blue skies. The weeks leading up to and following the count were historically dry, as Birmingham and north Alabama endured it’s worst drought ever, leaving little standing water […]

2017 Field Trips: Looking Ahead

Cahaba Lilies by Matt Hunter. May 2016

Update: The East Lake Park and Zion Prairie trip will be on Saturday, March 11th, not Tuesday, March 7th, as originally reported.—AP Your field trips committee strives to select field trips that feature the full spectrum of Alabama’s bird life, and for that reason we have scheduled a wide variety of birding sites as our destinations, […]

Alabama’s State Parks Attract Birds & Birders

Executive Director, Birmingham Audubon

Originally published on AL.com, the Guest Voices article by Birmingham Audubon’s Executive Director Suzanne Langley urges Alabamians to vote yes for Amendment #2. Fall means football for many Alabamians. There’s another recreation, however, that makes Alabama the place to be in September and October. Approximately 600,000 resident birdwatchers and birders, plus more visiting the state, will […]

Watts Elected as President of Birmingham Audubon

Newly elected BA President, Joe Watts

September 20, 2016 Contact:  Suzanne Langley, 205-719-3678 (ext. 4) or suzannelangley@birminghamaudubon.org Joe Watts elected president of Birmingham Audubon Joe Watts of Birmingham has been elected president of Birmingham Audubon Society.  Watts has been involved with Alabama tourism since 1999 when he worked with an ad-hoc group to formalize the Alabama Scenic Byways Program. Watts was […]

Audubon Teaches Nature 2016-17

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Audubon Teaches Nature is co-sponsored by the Birmingham Audubon, Alabama Wildlife Center, Oak Mountain Interpretive Center and Friends of Oak Mountain. During this twenty-sixth year of Audubon Teaches Nature we will explore and celebrate the diversity of Alabama’s natural history. These seminars will provide you with the knowledge and skills to allow you to more […]

Summer Field Trips – Kites, Wood Storks & More!

Swallow-tailed Kite. Photo by Greg Harber

Saturday, July 30, 2016 (Autaugaville and Prattville) Saturday, August 6, 2016 (Lakeland Farms and Greensboro area) Birmingham Audubon is once again offering two summer field trips to search for Kites, Storks and Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, and lots of them. If you have never witnessed the spectacle of Mississippi and Swallow-tailed Kites feeding on the wing, you […]

Departing from Palmer Station

Crampons. Palmer Station, Antarctica. Maggie Amsler 2016

The following entry is the fifth installment of several reports that Birmingham Audubon officer and board member Maggie Amsler sent to us during her most recent research trip to Palmer Station, Antarctica. Charles D. Amsler, Ph.D., and Margaret O. Amsler, M.S. are veteran Antarctic researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). For more […]

Wildlife in Antarctica

Gentoo Penguin. Maggie Amsler at Palmer Station, Antarctica. 2016.

The following entry is the fourth installment of several reports that Birmingham Audubon officer and board member Maggie Amsler sent to us during her most recent research trip to Palmer Station, Antarctica. Charles D. Amsler, Ph.D., and Margaret O. Amsler, M.S. are veteran Antarctic researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). For more […]