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Alabama Audubon Field Trip: BIRDingham Parks

January 8, 2022 @ 8:00 am 12:00 pm

Mallard scaled Alabama Audubon Field Trip: BIRDingham Parks

January 8, 2022 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pre-registration is required by 12 p.m. CST on Friday, January 7th, and space is limited. Visit alaudubon.org/event/2022-01-08 for more information and to register.

Our January half-day field trip will be a sampling of Birmingham’s urban parks with a wide array of winter species in both water, open, and woodland settings. Avondale Park (1401 5th Ave. S.), the centerpiece of one of Birmingham’s historic districts, hosts a rich collection of birds in and around a spring-fed lake. Wintering woodland species and waterfowl will be the focus of this stop. W. C. Patton Park (1200 Sipsey St.), just off I-20/59 at Tallapoosa Street, features a large lake with walking trails to view many of the same species as Avondale Park. East Lake Park (8101 4th Ave. N.) is one of Birmingham’s prime birding sites, with a variety of habitats that attract many species. It is one of the city’s oldest and most-visited public parks, as well as a stop on the Alabama Birding Trails Appalachian-Highlands section. While the park’s highlight is a large, easily viewed central island—home to one of the area’s largest black-crowned night-heron rookeries—birders can also expect to find resident and wintering songbirds along the banks of Village Creek, which runs along the southeastern edge of the park.
The details: Meetup is at 8 a.m. at Avondale Park under the sign in front of the pond (4101 5th Ave. S.). Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and a variety of outerwear, as Alabama weather conditions can be notoriously changeable this time of year. Registration: To register, visit alaudubon.org/event/2022-01-08. Accessibility: Avondale and W.C. Patton parks are considered accessible with paved paths. East Lake Park is considered accessible with mostly hard packed dirt/gravel paths. All have a flat path with excellent birding, though there are other trails which can be explored that include uneven terrain with some incline. Questions about accessibility? Email us for more information about how we can meet your needs.
The food: Feel free to bring a snack. We should be done before lunch. The birds: Wintering species of waterfowl, sparrows, finches, woodpeckers, raptors, and other species found in watered and wooded urban habitats will be present. Trip leader: Matt Hunter and Linda Neighbors will lead this trip.

Details

Date:
January 8, 2022
Time:
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://alaudubon.org/event/2022-01-08/

Organizer

Alabama Audubon
Phone:
205-719-3678
Email:
info@alaudubon.org
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Avondale Park
Birmingham, AL 35222 United States
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