According to the national survey conducted by the US Fish and Wildlife Service approximately 71 million Americans are birdwatchers and spend more money on wildlife watching expeditions than hunting and fishing. The Alabama Department of Tourism has recognized this opportunity and initiated the development of eight birding trails across the state.
Under the leadership of the University of Alabama Center for Economic Development, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) across the state has led the way in promoting and providing educational resources. ACES/Tuscaloosa County was instrumental in developing the West Alabama Birding Trail and assisting with several birding launches.
Join us for our next hands-on educational birding experience! Bring your picnic lunch on Friday, October 16, 2015 to Lake Lurleen State Park – Pavilion One. The fun begins at 9:00 am. Lake Lurleen provides great birding opportunities for beginning birders as well as experts and has been named a Gateway Site on the West Alabama Birding Trail.