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Field Trip: Walker County Fishing Lake and Brookside

September 22, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Yellow Warbler. Photo: Greg Harber.

Come along with Birmingham Audubon as we debut a new field trip to the lush woodlands around Walker County Public Lake. We’ll begin with a morning of casual birding around the trails surrounding the man-made lake in Jasper. Then, after lunch, we’ll visit Brookside for a birding walk around the Five Mile Creek greenway.

The details: Meetup is at 7 a.m. at the Fultondale Chik-Fil-A (215 Howell Street, Fultondale), located off I-65 (Exit 267) on Walker Chapel Road. From there, we’ll caravan and carpool south on I-65 to I-22, and then take Exit 65 toward Jasper.

As always, you’ll also want plenty of water and snacks, insect repellent, rain gear, sunblock, and seasonally appropriate attire. Since part of this trip involves a moderate walk through the woods, comfortable shoes are a must.

Accessibility: Easy to moderate

(Questions about accessibility? Email us for more information about how we can meet your needs.)

The food: We’ll plan for a lunch at local barbecue restaurant in Jasper.

The birds: At Walker County Public Lake, green herons and indigo buntings are a good possibility, as are an assortment of migrating warblers in their harder-to-identify fall plumages. At Brookside, red-shouldered, Cooper’s, and red-tailed hawks are permanent residents. Belted kingfishers are also present here year-round. You can check out the most recent eBird checklists here.

Trip leaders: Matt Hunter and Anne Miller lead this trip; his cell is 205-915-8186, and her cell is 205-902-1389 (day of field trip only). For more information, email the Outreach & Communications Director.


September 22, 2018
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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