Dust off your binoculars, because the Alabama Tourism Department has announced that 2023 is the Year of Alabama Birding.
Alabama is a critical habitat for hundreds of bird species, from Whooping Cranes, one of America's most endangered species, to Bald Eagles now flourishing near Alabama waterways. From birds that live here year-round to those that migrate through the area seasonally, there is an exciting array of opportunities to explore birds in Alabama's 21 State Parks.
Did you know that each of the 21 Alabama State Parks are stops on the Alabama Birding Trail?
Book an overnight accommodation, eat in our restaurants, have fun bird watching, and never leave the park.
Reservations - Click here to make your reservations online or find the phone number to the park you want to visit.
Alabama State Park "Year of Alabama Birding" Events:
- Birds on the Boardwalk - Meaher State Park
- Birding 101 Hike - DeSoto State Park
- Birds on the Boardwalk - Oak Mountain State Park
- Year of Alabama Birding Photography Workshops with Beth Cowan Drake (Sponsored by the Alabama Tourism Dept. and Alabama State Parks).
- Eagle Awareness Weekends - Lake Guntersville State Park
- Birdwatching Wednesdays - Wind Creek State Park
- Fins, Feathers and Flowers Weekend - Lakepoint State Park