Alabama Coastal BirdFest

Great Blue Heron on Mobile Bay. Photo credit: Facebook/Alabama Coastal BirdFest, Debbie Watkins

Birds of a feather will be flocking together for the ultimate bird lover’s festival, the 14th Annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest on October 4-7. Grab your binoculars and join us for a weekend of bird-watching delights.

White Ibis. Photo credit: Facebook/Alabama Coastal BirdFest, Brad Leonard
White Ibis. Photo credit: Facebook/Alabama Coastal BirdFest, Brad Leonard

 

Mobile and Baldwin Counties’ bird populations are diverse and awe-inspiring, making our home one of the most popular places to bird watch in the country. Field trips to multiple locations are included in a schedule which is packed with opportunities to watch birds, hear tips from experts, and enjoy lively discussions. Activities and programs cover a variety of skill levels from beginners to highly experienced birders.  Bird-watching locations include sandy beaches, shallow marshes, inland forests and our one-of-a-kind estuary.

Great Blue Heron on Mobile Bay. Photo credit: Facebook/Alabama Coastal BirdFest, Debbie Watkins
Great Blue Heron on Mobile Bay. Photo credit: Facebook/Alabama Coastal BirdFest, Debbie Watkins

 

Coastal Alabama is in the only area of the state where more than 95% of all of the state’s bird species are present. Rain or shine our birds will be posing for photos in the sky, on the ground, at the beach or in the forests.

Royal Terns. Photo from Facebook/Dauphin Island Wildlife
Royal Terns. Photo from Facebook/Dauphin Island Wildlife

 

The festival, which includes an expanded Bird and Conservation Expo, uses proceeds from the event to preserve birding habitats along the Alabama Gulf Coast. Registration for the festival opens in early August. Learn more at www.alabamacoastalbirdfest.com

For year-round birding opportunities, explore the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail, check out our Day Trip and visit our partners’ websites.

North Baldwin

The Eastern Shore

Foley

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Mobile

South Mobile