Bracelets for Birds

Watch as the original snowbirds stop off
to check their flight gear in preparation for their migration to the southern hemisphere.

Each
year thousands of neo-tropical migratory birds stop on the Alabama coast to gear
up for their annual trek to more temperate climates. The
Hummer/Bird Study Group (HBSG) conducts a bird banding at Fort
Morgan State Park. Birds are captured, measured, banded and released in order
to monitor population and study the effects of weather upon migration patterns.
Visit Fort Morgan any morning between October 10 and 22. You
may even get the chance to hold, adopt and release a bird before it begins its
long journey across the Gulf of Mexico.

The Alabama Gulf Coast is a
nature lover’s paradise. Make a landing at
Nature & Trails
for a list of all the great ways to get in touch with your wild side.
And while you’re here, be sure to explore the
Alabama Coastal Birding Trail, a series of wildlife areas offering an astounding array
of avian adventures.

(from the Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitor’s Bureau)

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