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Birding. There are many wonderful places to spot birds, from the majestic Bald Eagle to the elusive Painted Bunting.

Coffeeville Lake (Service Campground Park)

Located in Choctaw County | What you’ll find: Birding | Camping | Outdoor Recreation

Service Park (a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers facility) sits on the shores of 97-mile-long Coffeeville Lake, the third largest lake on the Black Warrior- Tombigbee reservoir system and the last reservoir on the Tombigbee River before it reaches the Gulf …

Dallas County Public Lake

Located in Dallas County | What you’ll find: Birding | Outdoor Recreation

Dallas County Public Lake is a compact site housing a good variety of habitats around a 100-acre lake-emergent lakeside edge, both second-growth and mature woodland and open pine-oak woods.  Upon leaving AL-41, look to the left on County Road 6. The cu …

Demopolis River Walk

Located in Marengo County | What you’ll find: Birding | Outdoor Recreation

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 shelte …

Emmet Woods Lake

Located in Washington County | What you’ll find: Birding | Camping | Outdoor Recreation

The Washington County State Public Lake (or Emmet Wood Lake) is a 84 acre lake located 2 miles west of Millry, Alabama. Clean public restrooms and concessions are available, including a wide variety of fishing tackle, live and artificial baits, and oth …

Foscue Creek Park

Located in Marengo County | What you’ll find: Birding | Camping | Outdoor Recreation

Foscue Creek Park is located at Demopolis, AL on the forested lake shore of Demopolis Lake, the largest lake on the Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway. This beautiful park is managed by the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers. It has 54 campsites, all of which …

Gees Bend Ferry

Located in Wilcox County | What you’ll find: Birding | Outdoor Recreation

Take a two mile ferry ride to Gees Bend and enjoy the rich history of the area where the world famous Gees Bend Quilters reside. Along the way, enjoy the natural beauty along the river and keep your eyes open for a variety of birds.

Haines Island Park

Located in Monroe County | What you’ll find: Birding | Camping | Outdoor Recreation

Haines Island Park is maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers.  Whether you’re inclined to drive, hike, canoe or kayak, Haines Island offers a fantastic opportunity to observe nature in a natural setting. Birding can be spectacular. Extending thro …

Holyground Battlefield Park

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Birding | Outdoor Recreation

Holy Ground Battlefield Park, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers day-use recreation area, is quiet and well maintained with paved roads, restrooms, an interpretive activity related to birding, extensive trails, lakes, creeks, and more! Expect to see a broa …

Kimbell Lake

Located in Clarke County | What you’ll find: Birding | Outdoor Recreation

This is a great site for viewing Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Downy Woodpeckers, and Great Crested Flycatchers. In spring and early summer, Red-bellied and Pileated woodpeckers can be seen and heard around the area. Northern Parulas, Prothonotary Warblers, a …

Lake LU and Nature Trails

Located in Sumter County | What you’ll find: Birding | Outdoor Recreation

Lake LU is a 54 acre lake on the UWA campus which provides facilities for fishing, boating, and picnicking. Surrounding the lake are the Nature Trails which are made up of the lake, prairie, forest, and Alfa trails. The trails are used for hiking, runn …

Leon Brooks Hines Public Lake (Escambia County Public Lake)

Located in Escambia County | What you’ll find: Birding | Outdoor Recreation

The area offers a public boat ramp, fishing pier, pavilion, concession stand, and restrooms. The lake is 184 acres surrounded by over 700 acres of pine forest. Here you can see Bald Eagles, Wood Ducks, and Eastern Screech-owls. In the spring and summer …

Little River State Forest

Located in Escambia County | What you’ll find: Birding | Camping | Outdoor Recreation

Little River State Forest is located off U.S. highway 21 North.  Little River offers approximately 2,100 acres of long-leaf pine forest, and provides a unique setting for many outdoor activities such as hiking, biking swimming, camping, boating, fishin …

Live Oak Cemetery

Located in Dallas County | What you’ll find: Birding | Historical | Outdoor Recreation

Live Oak Cemetery in Selma is a stunning image of the old South- antebellum mausoleums and grave sites framed by row upon row of massive live oaks, all draped in Spanish moss. The mature hardwoods are spaced in such a way as to provide excellent sight- …

Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve

Located in Escambia County | What you’ll find: Birding | Outdoor Recreation

Nature lovers will enjoy the rustic beauty and all that Magnolia Branch has to offer. Convenient to Gulf Coast residents from all over, the reserve is only one hour from Pensacola, Fla., and Mobile, Ala. Coming from Navarre, Fort Walton Beach or Destin …

McDuffie Landing (Permit Required for Entry)

Located in Monroe County | What you’ll find: Birding | Outdoor Recreation

McDuffie Landing is a 116-acre tract of land owned and operated by the US Corps of Engineers. A written permit is required for entry. Permits are free of charge and are issued annually after September 1 by the US Army Corps of Engineers. You can stop b …

Monroe County Lake

Located in Monroe County | What you’ll find: Birding | Camping | Outdoor Recreation

The Monroe County Lake is a 94-acre manmade lake with an unpaved access road on its east and south sides. Upland loblolly pine forest surrounds the lake on three sides. A hardwood swamp extends north from the lake up its main tributary. Drive (walk) no …

Monroeville Birdhouse Trail

Located in Monroe County | What you’ll find: Birding | Historical

Modeled after Selma’s butterfly trail, the Monroeville Birdhouse Trail celebrates the area’s artists, as well as a homage to Harper Lee, author of the famous novel “To Kill A Mockingbird.”

Old Cahawba Prairie Preserve

Located in Dallas County | What you’ll find: Archeological | Birding | Historical | Outdoor Recreation

The Old Cahawba Prairie Preserve is a 3,000-acre tract of remnant blackland prairie, one of the remaining half dozen such areas in the entire Black Belt.  The western portion of the parcel is almost five square miles of predominately native grassland, …

Old Lock 1 Park

Located in Clarke County | What you’ll find: Birding | Camping | Historical | Outdoor Recreation

The Old Lock 1 Park is located at the remains of Old Lock 1 on the Tombigbee River between Jackson and Coffeeville. This park lies in a grove of large pecan trees. Major improvements at the park site from 1999–2004 include a picnic pavilion, restrooms, renovated boat ramp, paved roads, parking lots and a park host campsite.

Old St. Stephens

Located in Washington County | What you’ll find: Archeological | Birding | Camping | Historical | Outdoor Recreation

There are many recreational activities available for visitors, including fishing, RV camping, primitive camping, biking, birdwatching, sightseeing, picnicking, and hiking. A 100-acre quarry lake provides visitors with a fine place to swim, fish, boat, and relax. Take a hike through the woods to view the town ruins, or cool off on the sugar-white beach on an aquamarine lake. There is a boat ramp for fishing or those who want to enjoy the breathtaking scenery from the water. Bird watchers will want to make sure they bring their binoculars and cameras!

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