Our April Monthly Meeting

Join us Thursday, April 6 as we welcome Dr. Ken Ward, who will talk about the spring migrant songbirds you can expect to see in our area, and the best places to find them.

The title of his talk will be “Spring Migration Birding Hotspots in Northern Alabama.” Our program begins at 6 pm in the Anderson Education Center. Once through the gate, you don't have to enter the Botanical Garden proper to get to us. Turn left instead of right and head towards the unpaved parking lot. Park where you see the other cars!

TVAS is starting a local Citizen Science Corps!

Join the NEW Tennessee Valley Audubon's Citizen Science Corps! On Monday, 27th: we will have our first official meeting as a group! We are looking for individuals who are interested in dedicating some time to learning about the methodologies involved with good field data collection. If this describes you, in order to participate in the citizen science program, you just need to :

TVAS to hike the Walls of Jericho

On Saturday, March 25th, TVAS will have Birds, Buds and Hike! Join Lisa Gardner and hike down into the Walls of Jericho to hopefully hear/see Cerulean Warblers among many other neotropical migranting songbirds, plus wildflowers a-plenty! We will meet at trailhead at 8am. This will be an ALL DAY hike (2+ hours round trip drive, 2 hour hike in, 2 hours exploring, relaxing, eating, and 2 hours hike out. (intermediate to advanced, good for older kids ~12 and older (parent's discretion) who have some hiking experience; bring binoculars & field guide(s), lunch, at least 2 liters of water per person AND appropriate footwear and outerwear)

Join us for Birding 101!

On Saturday, March 18th, we'll be at Hays Nature Preserve for Birding 101! It will be from 8-10 am and is aimed towards beginner birders. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable walking shoes for this family-friendly outing! We will focus on how to use binoculars and field guides properly, plus some phone apps that you can use to help you with your budding birding skills, then we'll look for early migrants. Trip leader is Lisa Gardner.

Andy Coleman to speak on Citizen Science Corps

Northern FlickerNext THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd, Andy Coleman, Program Director at Birmingham Audubon, will talk about our new partnership with them, a program called Citizen Science Corps. It's a program they initiated and are looking to expand into the rest of Alabama by partnering with other conservation organizations throughout the state.

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