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Alabama Audubon presents the 4th Annual BLACK BELT BIRDING FESTIVAL, August 2, 3, & 4, 2024. Highlighting the birds, history, and heritage of Alabama’s Black Belt region, birders will get an 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

The Festival kicks off in Greensboro, AL, Friday, August 2nd, at 5pm with a partner expo that is free to the public with live Blues music by Debbie Bond and Radiator Rick. Guided field trips take place Saturday and Sunday across Dallas, Hale, Perry, and Sumter counties, including birding from the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma and from a 100 ft birding tower designed by Auburn University’s Rural Studio at Perry Lakes Park near Marion. Scissor-tailed and Mississippi Kites will amaze visitors at the Joe Farm, recently featured on Nat Geo’s Extraordinary Birder with Christian Cooper. Opportunities to experience, learn, and bird at historic sites, working farms, and ongoing prairie restorations abound – for birders of all ages and abilities!

Please visit ALAudubon.org to learn more!

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