Alabama is For the Birds

Alabama is a birding paradise. Forests, mountains, meadows, swamps, and beaches dot the landscape, creating a vast variety of avian habitats. From the majestic bald eagle to the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, to the crowd-pleasing painted bunting, over 400 species of birds grace the skies above Alabama. Feathery friends welcome you to many sites. The number […]

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Feds Petitioned to Regulate Wind Industry

American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the nation’s leading bird conservation organization, formally petitioned the U.S. Department of the Interior to protect millions of birds from the negative impacts of wind energy by developing regulations that will safeguard wildlife and reward responsible wind energy development, according to a news release. The nearly 100-page petition for rulemaking, prepared […]

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Festival of Cranes: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

The Fly-Out in the morning and the Fly-In in the evening are memorable events. That’s part of the mystique, why the cranes get top billing here, why the organizers call this event The Festival of Cranes. A week before Thanksgiving (November 15-20, in 2011), Bosque officials celebrate the birds’ arrival with six days of birding […]

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