Take a Birding Hike with Great Backyard Bird Count this Saturday

Start your weekend off right with a Saturday morning birding hike.

Join Jacksonville State University Professor Dr. Robert Carter on the national Great Backyard Birding hike February 18th, 9:00am at the JSU Little River Canyon Center.

Photo via Little River Canyon Center FaceBook

This hike is for both new and experienced birders, so everyone is welcomed to engage in some awesome birdwatching. It’s a fun, free, and  an easy event for birdwatchers of all ages.

Tomorrow’s hike is  part of  Audubon Society’s annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) weekend. Started in 1998, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. Today, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.

Open to the public since 2009, the Little River Canyon Center is a Jacksonville State University building located in Northeast Alabama that adjoins the Little River Canyon National Preserve in the city of Fort Payne.

What to bring:

  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks and lunch
  • Sturdy shoes (open toe shoes are not recommended)
  • Binoculars (Optional)
  • Dress according to the weather

Where and when:
Little River Canyon Center, meet in lobby (Fort Payne, Alabama)
Time: 9:00 A.M.

*If the weather is questionable, please check with the park before leaving home.

See our calendar for more events like this coming up this month!