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Great Backyard Bird Count: Ruffner Mountain
February 18, 8:00 am–10:00 am
Seasonal bird counts have been a central part of Birmingham Audubon’s work ever since its founding in 1946. This year, we’re continuing that tradition with four great counts, including two field trips in support of this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count.
The second of these half-day trips takes us to Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve for a fun morning spent counting our city’s winter birds.
The details: Meetup is at 8 a.m. in the main Ruffner parking lot, located on the northwestern face of the mountain, at the far end of 81st Street South. As always, remember to bring plenty of water and snacks, rain gear, and seasonally appropriate (i.e., warm) attire. If you have your own binoculars, you’ll definitely want to bring them along—we’ll have only a limited number of loaners on hand.
(Questions about accessibility? Email us for more information about how we can meet your needs.)
The birds: You’ll find the latest eBird records for Ruffner here.
Count leader: The Outreach Director leads this trip. Email him for more information.