A State to be Thankful For

With the Thanksgiving holiday a couple days away, it is only fitting that Parks Explorer take time to show appreciation for the incredible biodiversity of Alabama. Because of its warm, moist climate and topographical diversity, Alabama provides habitat to the fifth largest number of plant and animal species in the United States. In addition to year-round residents and species that use Alabama for spring breeding grounds, Alabama serves as host to many wildlife species during fall and winter as they migrate to warmer places until spring.

Home Sweet Winter Home

It doesn't take much exploration to realize Alabama is rich in natural resources. The diversity of both plant and animal species is incredible, and can be experienced year round from the northernmost places in Alabama to the Gulf Coast. Did you know there are 420 bird species on the Alabama Ornithological Society (AOS) State List? As we move into late fall, most of the neotropical migrants (e.g. Cerulean Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, etc.) have already departed or passed through Alabama on their journey south. Neotropical migrants are birds that breed in North America and spend their winter in Central or South America or the Caribbean. While we won't be seeing these birds anymore this year...
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