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Black Belt Birding Festival 2023

August 4, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - August 5, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

SwallowtailedKite Black Belt Birding Festival 2023
SwallowtailedKite Black Belt Birding Festival 2023
Swallow-tailed Kite Donald Wuori / Audubon Photography Awards



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EVENT LISTINGS BELOW
Create your own itinerary or select one of our

“Early-Bird” Bundles available for a limited time only.
Registration will close Monday, July 31, but may close earlier if events reach capacity.

The third annual Black Belt Birding Festival in Greensboro, Alabama will take place on August 4 & 5, 2023. Highlighting the birds, history, and heritage of Alabama’s Black Belt region, the festival offers rare opportunity to catch a glimpse of many species of birds in a natural environment.

“As the Southeast’s largest prairie ecosystem, the Black Belt is unique unto itself. There is nowhere else you can find Wood Storks and Swallow-tailed Kites alongside Dickcissels and Scissor-tailed Flycatchers. We are committed to fostering connections in the region so that more people, from all over, have the opportunity to experience this extraordinary place.” —Dr. Scot Duncan, Executive Director of Alabama Audubon

Below you will find the full schedule of events with pricing info and time. You may register individually for each by selecting its REGISTER link and checking out. We recommend you open the EVENT DESCRIPTIONS link below for a detailed list of our offerings this year. Please note: we are in the process of migrating our website to update point-of-sale capabilities—for now, you will need to purchase each event and/or bundle separately.

And be sure to join us for the free Festival Kick-off Event the evening of Friday, August 4th from 5pm–8pm! We will have a partner expo at Project Horseshoe Farm—an area nonprofit focused on building community—with live music and food trucks. RSVP

Friday evening is a perfect time for organizations to mingle with partners and to share their work with the public. We invite you to fill out this VENDOR APPLICATION if you’d like to table at the kick-off event. The deadline is July 15th and space is limited.



If you choose an Early Bird bundle, you are not limited to those events and may register for other events in addition to the package if they work with your schedule.

EARLY BIRD BUNDLES

Lake-to-River bundle includes Payne Lake Recreation Area, Keynote Address, & Barton’s Beach Endangered Species Tour / $65
REGISTER

Birds & History bundle includes Old Cahawba: Prairie Tract & Archaeological Site, Keynote Address, & Black Warrior River at Moundville / $65
REGISTER

Swamp-to-Prairie bundle includes Perry Lakes Park, Keynote Address, & Prairie Restoration at “Contentment” / $65
REGISTER

BUILD YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE

MORNING EVENTS / Choose 1

Forever Wild Field Trial
State Cattle Ranch

$30 / 6am–8:30am
REGISTER

Old Cahawba
Prairie Tract & Archeological Site
$30 / 6am–8:15am
REGISTER

Payne Lake
Recreation Area

$30 / 6am–8:30am
REGISTER

Perry Lakes Park
$30 / 6am–8:30am
REGISTER

Downtown Birding for Beginners
Free / 7am–8:30am
REGISTER

Birdability Accessible Driving Tour
$30 / 7am–9am
REGISTER

MIDDAY EVENTS / There is time for all 3

The Joe Farm
$40 / 9am–11:30am
REGISTER

Birds of Prey with Alabama Wildlife Center
$20 / 1:30pm–2:20pm
REGISTER

Keynote Address with James Lamb
$15 / 2:30pm–3:30pm
REGISTER

AFTERNOON EVENTS / Choose 1

Black Warrior River at Moundville
$30 / 4:15pm–5:15pm
REGISTER

Prairie Restoration at “Contentment”
$30 / 4:15pm–5:15pm
REGISTER

Barton’s Beach & Endangered Species
$30 / 4:15pm–6:15pm
REGISTER

Red-cockaded Woodpeckers & Longleaf Pine Fire Ecology
$30 / 4:30pm–7:30pm
REGISTER
*Seeing the birds may not require the full 3 hours—that depends on the birds!

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Black Belt Birding Festival aims to increase accessibility, and to provide entertainment and learning experiences for all members of the community and new visitors to the area. It will provide many of the popular offerings from previous years and many new opportunities thanks to the continued investment of Alabama Audubon partners.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Through more than seventy-five years of conservation work in one of our nation’s most ecologically rich states, Alabama Audubon has seen firsthand how diversity strengthens natural communities. This same principle applies to human communities, which is why our organization is committed to providing equitable and inclusive opportunities for all Alabamians to learn about and enjoy wild birds, their habitats, and the natural world. One of the best ways to support that belief is by valuing and actively seeking to strengthen diversity among our staff, our board, and our membership. To that end, Alabama Audubon welcomes everyone to participate in our work, and strives to make our programs, classes, and events welcome, inclusive, and accessible to all.

Details

Start:
August 4, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
End:
August 5, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://alaudubon.org/event/blackbeltfestival2023/


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