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Alabama Audubon Field Trip: Birmingham Zoo and Great Backyard Bird Count
February 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 amFree
Pre-registration is requested for planning purposes by 12 p.m. CST on Friday, February 18th. Visit alaudubon.org/event/2022-02-19 for more information and to register.
Seasonal bird counts have been a central part of Alabama Audubon’s work ever since its founding in 1946. This year, we’ll continue that tradition with a field trip to the Birmingham Zoo in support of this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count. Bird lovers of all ages are invited to bring their binoculars, bird field guides, and cameras for an experience like no other!
We are excited to partner with The Birmingham Zoo—one of the state’s most visited attractions. The zoo provides productive birding all year around the 122-acre site. During our two hour stroll around the park, we will cover the Alabama Woodlands section of the Children’s Zoo and the retention ponds and wetlands at the back side of the zoo.
The details: Meetup is at 8 a.m. in front of the Children’s Zoo entrance to the right of the main entrance (2630 Cahaba Road). This event will be free. Because the zoo doesn’t open to the public until later in the morning, please plan to join us right on time to ensure you get in with the group.
Be sure to bring the usual supplies: binoculars, water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellant, rain gear, and seasonally appropriate attire. In the case of inclement weather, the event may be cancelled. You may contact the trip leader the morning of the event if the weather is questionable.
Registration: To register, visit alaudubon.org/event/2022-02-19
Accessibility: Though the zoo is generally accessible, the areas we will be covering will have dirt and gravel paths which are not easily wheelchair accessible. The area has some incline but will not be strenuous.
The birds: We anticipate seeing many species of wintering and resident songbirds, woodpeckers, and sparrows.
Trip leader: Greg Harber will lead this trip.