As the end of the year approaches, we’re asking for your contribution in support of the programs and work of Birmingham Audubon, a staffed 501(c)3 nonprofit promoting conservation and a greater knowledge of birds, their habitats, and the natural world. Your donations fund our local work, which includes conservation efforts, educational programs, and recreational birding right here in the Birmingham.
Click here to make your tax-deductible contribution: Support Birmingham Audubon today!
Birmingham Audubon has been connecting the people of Central Alabama to birds and bird habitats for over seventy years. During that time, we’ve helped to coordinate one of the longest running Christmas Bird Counts in the country, taught thousands of schoolchildren to identify their backyard birds, led countless field trips to some of the best birding locations in Alabama, and worked tirelessly on behalf of birds and their habitats. At the heart of all that work are the hundreds of members who help make Birmingham Audubon the vital, vibrant organization that it is today. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Just ask Roopa, Greg, and Phyllis…
Roopa Nash, Moody
Member since 2017
“I got to know Birmingham Audubon by attending my first Mountain Workshop three years ago. I had no idea what to expect that year, but fell in love the moment I arrived! There’s nothing better than getting to spend the weekend with people who love nature just as much as I do. The workshop has now become something I look forward to each spring—I love the new tidbits of knowledge I leave with and the new friends I make. Another thing I appreciate about Birmingham Audubon is its community outreach, and the efforts it makes to get everyone involved. I’ve loved learning about Chimney Swifts through the late-summer Swift Night Out trips, and I’m working on my identification skills through the “Intro to Birds and Birding” course at their office downtown. But if you were to ask me what the best thing about Birmingham Audubon is, I would tell you without hesitation that it’s the people who are involved with the organization. Whether you’re attending a course or testing out your binoculars skills on a field trip, you’ll always find yourself in the best company!”
Greg Harber, Birmingham
Member since 1986
“I joined Birmingham Audubon in the fall of 1986, shortly after I moved to the city following my graduation from Auburn University. I quickly realized that this organization—with its rich history and dedicated membership—shared my passion for birds, and have since learned so much from its members about Alabama’s birds species and the story of our beautiful state. I am ever grateful for the lifelong friendships and the happy memories we’ve shared. I’m also just as hopeful and as excited as ever for the future!”
Phyllis Clay, Irondale
Member since 2015
“Through attending Birmingham Audubon’s beginner’s birding classes and participating in their walks and outings, I’ve gained knowledge, inspiration, and respect for my fellow birders and for nature. I can remember a stop during one of the Greensboro trips when several of the other members paused to observe some butterflies and other insects…I was envious, and secretly pledged to learn more about the insects that play their part in our wonderful environment! One of the greatest life changes to come from my interaction with Birmingham is becoming more aware of the co-dependency of species in our environment… I’ve begun to make a commitment to this premise by planting pollinator-friendly plants and shrubs, and by eliminating chemical products from my landscaping. ”