The Demopolis River Walk is among the most open and accessible birding sites in the state. A paved path along the banks of the Tombigbee River, it has planted shrubs and small hardwood trees along its course. There are also several benches and a shelter near the Childers Street parking area.
You’ll likely see swallows and Purple Martins from March through early September, long-legged waders year-round (though they are most numerous from late summer through late fall), and some gulls and waterfowl during winter.
Birds found along the paved path are typical of an urban southern park, with the addition of numerous bluebirds, breeding Orchard Orioles, and most notably, nesting Loggerhead Shrikes. Learn more about this Black Belt Birding Trail site here.
Directions: From the intersection of US-80 and US-43 in south Demopolis, proceed north on US-43 (S Walnut Avenue) for 1.5 miles. Turn left (west) at Childers Street. The parking area for the River Walk is immediately ahead.
GPS: N 32.524612 W -87.838741
City of Demopolis Parks and Recreation
PO Box 580
Demopolis, AL 36732