Alabama’s habitat diversity is nearly unmatched, providing critical habitat for over four hundred species of birds, from the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker to the Bald Eagle. Interest in wildlife observation continues to grow, and more and more people nationwide are discovering Alabama’s amazing biodiversity, which is second only to Florida in the eastern U.S. in its total number of species of plants and animals.
Locally, we have many wonderful sites with a wide array of birds. You can find many of these locations highlighted along the Alabama Birding Trails.
The North Alabama Birdwatchers Society has many events in our region. You can find their events listed on the Alabama Birding Trails website or on their own website.
The Birmingham Audubon Society leads dozens of outings each year across Alabama, some of them in our region. Find out more about them by visiting their website.
The Alabama Birding Trails Project was initiated to provide a major attraction for nature-loving tourists, while also offering exciting birding opportunities for Alabama’s school groups, families, and seasoned birders. Over 10 years in the making, and with nearly 250 sites around Alabama, the Alabama Birding Trails Project is now a reality. Birmingham Audubon has played an important role in scouting the best public locations for watching birds year-round in several Alabama Birding Trail regions. Besides playing a critical role in organizing the Appalachian Highlands Birding Trail, BAS board members also scouted sites for the West Alabama Birding Trail and the Wiregrass Birding Trail.