The 7th Annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest starts today, Oct. 14th – 17th.

Since 2004, the Alabama Coastal BirdFest has attracted bird watchers from 18 states and Canada, and has donated more than $50,000 toward habitat protection and preservation in Baldwin and Mobile counties. This year, activities include intriguing tours

to prime birding spots on the 240-mile long Alabama Coastal Birding Trail, plus delta-river cruises, exciting evening events and more.
Explore the Trans Gulf Migration Flyway and see Clapper Rail, Great Blue Heron, Red-eyed Vireo, Swainson's Thrush and more species. Sail on the Dauphin Island Sea Lab's new research vessel, the Alabama Discovery, for a unique opportunity to see gulls and pelicans up close. Join a Hummer/Bird Study group or enjoy the new events added this year.

Trips and evening events require advance registration and a registration fee. Free events include the Bird & Conservation Expo, Saturday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Faulkner State College & Fairhope Public Library in downtown Fairhope. For the complete schedule of events and to register online, go to www.alabamacoastalbirdfest.com or call 251-625-0814. You can also visit www.gulfshores.com for more information.

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