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Birdwalk for Beginners (and History Buffs)

February 6, 2016

Bird Walk for Beginners (& History Buffs) at Old Cahawba
Saturday, February 6
8 am – 10 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, Orrville (near Selma)

Learn the basics of bird identification from an experienced birder on this easy two-hour walk-through of historic Old Cahawba Archaeological Park. The first Bird Walk for Beginners (& History Buffs) will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016, from 8:00 to 10:00 AM. Meet at the visitor’s center, rain or shine, and bring your binoculars and bird guide if you’ve got them. The activity fee is $8 per person.

All skill levels are welcome to attend this bird-walk. Knowledgeable birders will guide you through the identification of the birds that abound at this time of year. A wide variety ranging from the “large” (like Bald Eagles and Turkey Vultures) to Barred Owls, Brown Thrashers and Hermit Thrushes on down to White-throated Sparrows, Carolina Wrens & Chipping Sparrows may be seen. So mark your calendars and plan on joining us for a morning of bird watching at Alabama’s first state capital.

Directions: From downtown Selma, take Highway 22 (Dallas Avenue) west 8.6 miles. Cross over the Cahaba River and turn left onto County Road 9 and follow this 3.3 miles until it dead ends. Turn left onto County Road 2 and follow this 1.5 miles until you see the Welcome Center on the right. Welcome Center Address: 9518 Cahaba Road, Orrville, AL 36767.

Fee: $8.00 per person

For more information contact Linda Derry at cahawba@bellsouth.net or call the park at 334-872-8058.

Cahawba lies at the confluence of the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers, and from 1819 to 1826 it served as Alabama’s first capital. Today, the Alabama Historical Commission owns and operates this significant archaeological site.

The Alabama Historical Commission protects, preserves, and interprets Alabama’s historic places and is the State Historic Preservation Office.


February 6, 2016
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Jonathan Matthews


Old Cahawba Archaeological Park
9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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