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

Parker Lake

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

During winter, spring, and early summer, it is possible to canoe/kayak from Parker Lake to Kimbell Lake and other smaller lakes. In late summer and fall and during periods of drought, this may not be possible. The maze of interconnected lakes can be tr …

Paul M Grist State Park

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

Paul M Grist State Park encompasses 1,080 acres of  mature pine-oak forest with a healthy understory of shrubs and some native grasses. Here you can see Northern Parulas, Yellow-throated, Hooded, Kentucky, Pine, a few Black-and-white Warblers and some …

Perry Lakes Park

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

The Perry Lakes Park and Wildlife Sanctuary along with Barton Beach Preserve contains about 800 acres available to the public for outdoor recreation, education, scientific research, and other activities. Interpretive nature trails (fire lanes and primi …

Prairie Creek

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

Prairie Creek is a well known outdoor recreation destination in Lowndes County. Prairie Creek is located in the White Hall area of Lowndesboro AL. Prairie Creek Campground is lies beneath moss-draped oaks on the banks of Woodruff Lake. The lake is part …

Robert F Henry Lock and Dam

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

The Robert F Henry Lock and Dam on the Alabama River in northern Lowndes County is an essential element of any birding trip that incorporates the area between Montgomery and Selma. The habitat features make the site important: there are extensive grass …

Silver Creek Park

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

The park features hiking trails, restrooms, and a primitive camping area. Bobwhites, Eastern Towhees, and Northern Cardinals can be seen year-round, while White-eyed Vireos, Hooded Warblers, and Indigo Buntings are usually present in the spring and sum …

Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center

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

The Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, an adjunct facility of Auburn University, functions as a living laboratory to allow students, practitioners, and land owners to get hands-on experience with forestry, wildlife, and natural resources management …

Staples Bridge access to the Sepulga River Canoe Trail

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

Staples Bridge (US Highway 84) is the take-out for the most popular paddle on the Sepulga River Canoe Trail. It is also the put-in for the 13.4-mile paddle to the Iron Bridge. The paddle to the Iron Bridge is lengthy and without amenities or access. Th …

The Sepulga River Canoe Trail

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

The Sepulga River Canoe Trail is becoming increasingly popular with nature lovers in Alabama.  With deep water, limestone walls, and a few Class I rapids for fun, Sepulga offers a wilderness kayaking/canoe experience unique to South Alabama. One of the …

Travis Bridge Access of the Sepulga River Canoe Trail

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

This site is the northernmost put-in for the 29-mile-long Sepulga River Canoe Trail and the starting point for an 8-mile paddle down the Sepulga River to Staples Bridge on US Highway 84. Under normal conditions, this paddle is classified as “novice” wi …

Turtle Point Environmental Science Center

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

Hands-on science center on 20 acres of wetlands on Big Escambia Creek. Interpretive Wildlife Center, Wetland Trail/Boardwalk, gardens, butterfly/honeybee exhibits, touch tank. Live reptile, fish, amphibian exhibits. Gift shop. Part of the Alabama Birdi …

Winter Birding at Monroe County Lake

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

Off The Porch with Judy and Don Self Beatrice, Monroe County, Alabama (Site 14 on the Piney Woods Birding Trail) Birding Monroe County Lake in the winter when there is less human activity around the lake is guaranteed to produce some interesting birds. …

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