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2017 Walter F. Coxe Grant Recipients Announced

The Walter F. Coxe Research Grant celebrates the life of one of Birmingham's most important naturalists. (Photo: BA Archives)

The Walter F. Coxe Research Grant program pays tribute to one of Birmingham Audubon’s early leaders, the influential conservationist Walter Coxe, by providing financial support for research projects focused on conservation in Alabama and the Southeast. Since the awards began, over thirty peer-reviewed scientific papers have resulted from projects supported by the program—a substantial addition […]

Flicker Flashes for February 2017

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The February edition of Flicker Flashes is now available! Inside, you’ll find stories from our MLK Day habitat restoration at Limestone Park, information and results from the 81st annual Birmingham Audubon Christmas Bird Count, and an introduction to our newest staff member. Don’t forget to mark your calandars for our upcoming Gosse Nature Walk at Crestwood Park on February […]

Young Naturalist Guest Director Named

2017 BAMW Young Naturalist Guest Director Meredith Fitzpatrick, shown with her favorite hiking buddies. (Photo courtesy Meredith Fitzpatrick)

Birmingham Audubon is pleased to announce that Meredith Fitzpatrick has been named BAMW Young Naturalist Guest Director for 2017! A Birmingham native, Meredith Fitzpatrick grew up immersed in the outdoors. Once in college, she parlayed her love of fresh air and nature into a place on the soccer team and a degree in Biology—while at Birmingham-Southern College, Meredith conducted […]

Flicker Flashes for January 2017

Mark Bailey joins us for our January 19th member program. (Photo courtesy Mark Bailey)

The January 2017 issue of Flicker Flashes is now available, with the latest news on field trips and membership programs, full results from the 2016 Birmingham Audubon Fall Count, and an introduction to our newest staff member. Make plans to join us for our Tom Imhof Memorial Beginner Bird Walk at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge on January 14th, and for Mark […]

Inclement weather really ruffles our feathers

Northern Cardinal, photo by Pat Dortsch

Living in Alabama gives us a lot to be thankful for: good barbecue, great birds, a low probability of snowy weather… But when the winter weather does come, it can make traveling—and birding—dangerous. In the event of a snow storm, tornado watch, or flood event, please remember to check our social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) […]

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, […]

2016 Annual Fund: The Stories of our Donors

Our Donors Share Their Stories

Many stories emerged this year as volunteers organized Birmingham Audubon’s archives, uncovering letters, photographs, and newsletters illustrating more than seventy years of work on behalf of  birds, conservation, and the natural world. Some photos may have yellowed with age, but the beautiful Alabama landscapes and smiling faces they capture haven’t diminished one bit.  All of them […]

November/December 2016 Flicker Flashes


In the November/December 2016 issue of Flicker Flashes, find the Birmingham Audubon Annual Report for July 1-2015-June 30, 2016. Plan to see the traveling exhibit of Audubon photography contest winners while in Birmingham. Find the registration form for the 70th Annual Banquet featuring birdsong expert Donald Kroodsma and your guide for programs, volunteer opportunities and […]