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Field Trip: Cheaha State Park
October 21, 7:00 am–5:00 pm
At over 2,400 feet above sea level, Cheaha Mountain is Alabama’s highest point, a magnet for fall migrants, and an almost ideal location for an autumn birding trip. Join us on this full-day trip to one Alabama’s most beautiful highland parks.
The details: Meetup is at 7 a.m. at the Eastwood Chick-fil-A (1648 Montclair Road), located just south of the Walmart and west of the Starbucks. From there, we’ll carpool and caravan east on I-20 to Oxford/Anniston (Exit 188), before turning south on Leon Smith Parkway and heading down scenic roads to the park entrance. Admission to the park is $5 for adults under 62, $2 for seniors and for children ages 6 to 11. For more information, visit the park website.
As always, remember to bring plenty of water and snacks, a tank full of gas, insect repellent, rain gear, sunblock, and seasonally appropriate attire.
(Questions about accessibility? Email us for more information about how we can meet your needs.)
The birds: This is another great fall trip for migrating hawks. You’ll find the latest eBird records for the park here.
The food: Be sure to bring along some cash, as we’ll plan for a lunch in the historic Pinhoti Dining Room, a state park restaurant located near the summit.
Trip leader: Matt Hunter (205-915-8186) leads this trip. For more information, email the Outreach Director.