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Event Info:
Spring Bird Banding Session 2011
Date: 4/2/2011 – 4/14/2011
Time: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Place: Fort Morgan, AL

The Alabama Gulf Coast is a critical stopover point as migratory birds return from Central and South America. Banding hours are from before dawn to mid-afternoon, depending on the flow of birds. Bring a lawn chair, binoculars and inquisitive mind but leave the pets at home.

Bird banding will begin before dawn each day. It is free and open to the public. There is a fee for entry onto the Fort Morgan Park. The banding normally ends each day between 3:00 and 5:00 PM.

Location:  Fort Morgan Historic Site, Gulf Shores
Price:  Admission to Fort: $5:00 adults, $3:00 children 6-12, free to younger children. Banding is FREE.

For more information visit www.hummingbirdsplus.org

HummingbirdBird Banding at Fort Morgan is back … March 27th – April 8th the birds are abound and you are invited to revel in their beauty and learn more about these magnificent creatures. The Fort Morgan Bird Banding Station is located in Fort Morgan State Historical Park and is operational for two weeks each spring and fall. Here, with the help of a crew of trained and dedicated volunteers, they capture and band thousands of Neo-tropical migrant birds annually representing dozens of species. During some sessions they also capture large numbers of migrating Ruby-throated hummingbirds.

This site is the first landfall and the last departure point for thousands of migrating birds. At Fort Morgan, there are excellent opportunities to monitor population levels [Read more...]