Helpful Resources

Photo: A. Payne

To report a rare bird sighting, contact the Alabama Ornithological Society’s Rare Bird Alert hotline at (256) 773-8560, or visit their website.

To report a recovered band, visit the Bird Banding Laboratory (BBL) website.

For information on choosing the best gear for your new hobby, check out Birmingham Audubon’s Gear for Beginning Birders.