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The Banding Coalition of the Americas operates this federally-licensed bird banding event each fall at Fort Morgan Historic Site in Gulf Shores, AL–continuing 30 years of research and public outreach by Bob and Martha Sargent. Join us and enjoy a great experience learning about birds, banding, and seeing the birds up close. Ask questions of our highly trained and licensed banders, and take photos of the birds as they are banded and displayed before being released. Enjoyed by all ages and anyone with a love of nature, the outdoors and birds–this event is an unusual opportunity that is open to the public to attend.

Things to know:
–While our event is free, the fort does charge an entrance fee:
–Follow the fort’s directions for parking when paying entrance fee. Do not park in roped off areas.
–Remember you will be in the woods. Bring bug spray, sunscreen, water/snacks, and folding chairs (if vou want to sit, or stav for a while.) Closed-toe shoes are recommended.
–If vou have a disability and are concerned about access, please reach out to us in advance so we can help plan your visit. Email:
–A porta-john is available onsite and restroom is available at the Fort Morgan museum.
–Bring your friends and family, but please leave your pets at home.
–Event runs 9/29-2023 through 10/8/2023 from 8:00am to 3:00pm (except last day ending at noon.)


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